Liv Bugge, Ingvil Hellstrand, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Natasha Marie Llorens

On Structural Magic - a seminar


Christinegaard Hovedgaard
Formannsvei 3, 5037 Bergen

At 16:00-19:30

Registration - by sending an email to marieATv-o-l-t.no before 28 of March.

Seminar with presentations, a conversation and a book launch. The seminar is followed by a dinner.

The seminar at Christinegaard Hovedgaard in Bergen is held in connection with the third and final part of the exhibition of Liv Bugge's work Goliat, Draugen og Maria which is shown outdoors at the pavilion Mon Plaisir by Mulen, 28–31 March. The work is concurrently on display as part of the exhibition Experiences of Oil at Stavanger Art Museum.

The work consists of a film, an app and three sculptures that will be on display together for the first time. The sculptures are models of the seabed in the oil fields Goliat, Draugen and Maria in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea.

As part of the seminar, there will be a launch of Liv Bugge's book Structural Magic. The artworks, conversations and thoughts presented in the book spring from Bugge's PhD The Other Wild, touching art as confrontation, at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

The contributors in the book are Natasha Marie Llorens, Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Elke Marhöfer, Liv Bugge, Susanne M. Winterling and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Haagi Abdim, Benjamin Larsen Lipski, Monster Network (Sara Orning and Ingvil Hellstrand), Jon Lønnve, Hans Petter Graver, Gyrid Gunnes, Solveig Styve Holte, Noemi Fernandez Dahms and Ingvil Hellstrand. The book is distributed by Torpedo Press and is published with the support of the Arts Council Norway and Norwegian Visual Artists Fund.

Liv Bugge

Liv Bugge lives and works in Oslo. She studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Belgium. Bugge has had solo presentations at, among other places: Marabouparken Konsthall in Stockholm, the Artists’ House and Intercultural Museum in Oslo, and Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand. She is part of this year’s Venice Biennale and has previously presented work at among others Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Kunsthall Trondheim, Melahuset in Oslo and Malmö Konsthall. Bugge is an associate professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Ingvil Hellstrand

Ingvil Hellstrand is associate professor in gender studies at the University of Stavanger. Her current research revolves around care, technologies and posthuman ethics in the project Caring Futures: Developing Care Ethics for Technology-Mediated Care Practices, and science fiction as method. She is a founding member of the international collaborative research platform The Monster Network.

Anne Szefer Karlsen

Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator, writer, editor and educator, and Professor Curatorial Practice and currently programme director for MA Curatorial Practice at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.

Natasha Marie Llorens

Natasha Marie Llorens is an independent curator and writer based in Stockholm. She holds an MA in curating from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a PhD in modern art history from Columbia University. She is currently working on a book analyzing experimental film from the 1960s and 70s in Algeria, and a research project with artist Massinissa Selmani about the Algerian urban planning project from the same period, the 1000 Socialist Villages. She is Professor of Art and Theory at the Swedish Royal Institute of Art.


Volt’s programme for 2022 is supported by Bergen City Council, Arts Council Norway and Vestland County Council.

Photo: Kim Svensson

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