Øystein Aasan


Fysikkmuseet, Department of Physics and Technology University of Bergen
Allégaten 55, Bergen Map

Opening Tuesday 9 June 2016 at 16:00
The exhibition is viewed through windows, open 24h.

The work is a series of variations on metal bands. It is an architectural investigation, but also relates to the site’s everyday use as a showroom for technical instruments belonging to the Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen. The work is thought as a doubling or overlapping of two kinds of space: the actual built space, and the imagined space as one might map it through the manipulation of sound. Several of the instruments that normally belong in the room are instruments for the manipulation of sound. In this case the work emulates spring reverb delays, used to create echo and delay effects in sound. Architecture may also be conceived or imagined space. The idea of overlapping or doubling is also enmeshed with the conception of space. Overlapping and doubling both create space – as does delay.

Øystein Aasan’s practice uses architecture, books, collage, sculpture and painting to address issues of memory, the function of images, and the place of the viewer.

Øystein Aasan

Øystein Aasan is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Oslo. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the National Museum of Art, Oslo; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Lautom, Oslo; Stenersen Museum, Oslo; Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand; PSM, Berlin; Momentum Biennale, Moss, Norway; Migros Museum, Zürich; Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany; and La Vitrine, Paris. He has published texts and essays in several international magazines. Aasan lives and works in Berlin.

Thanks to the Department of Physics and Technology. The exhibition is part of Imagining Commons – twelve days of exhibitions, performances, a camp, talks and lectures 5th – 17th June 2015 in Bergen. Imagining Commons is funded by Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen, Fritt Ord and Public Art Norway (URO).

Photo: Thor Brødreskift, Marie Nerland

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