Bernardo Ortiz

Untitled (a walk)

Kong Oscars gate 18, Bergen Map

The lecture starts at 20:00

This is an exercise. Walk through a landscape while thinking about perception. Describe colours. The way some things are built. Or how they stand. But at the same time think about a poet who hears sounds and tries to imitate those sounds with words. Or about a man who sees the glitches in the transmission of a speech as manifestations of alien life. Or the way that software is calibrated to recognize things in images. Or the way a white painting can be reproduced. A walk is a way of experiencing distance. A sort of «high-resolution» experience of distance; a way to overcome the illusion of transparency and immediacy.

Untitled (a walk) presents drawings and notes by Ortiz that he has made during a walk in May in areas around Sognefjorden, Norway.

Bernardo Ortiz

Bernardo Ortiz studied Visual Arts and Philosophy. He has presented solo exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, São Paulo and Seville, and has participated in among other events international exhibitions such as the 11ème Biennale de Lyon, in Lyon (2011); Aire de Lyon, at the Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires (2011); the 30ª Bienal Internacional de Arte de São Paulo, in São Paulo (2012); Marking Language, Drawing Room, in London (2013); Ephemeropterae, in Vienna (2013); the XI Bienal de Monterrey FEMSA, in Monterrey (2014); the XII Bienal de Cuenca, in Cuenca (2014); Game Piece (with Erick Beltrán), REDCAT, in Los Angeles (2015); Volt, Bergen (2013); Monochrome Undone, in Los Angeles (2015); and the 20th Biennale of Sydney, in Sydney (2016). His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt; the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York; the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), Paris; and the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

Volt’s programme in 2017 is funded by the City of Bergen and the Arts Council Norway.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift

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