Leviathan: The Deep

Royal Neptun Hall | Melbu, Arctic Circle, 2017 Live Art Digital with: Clara Duran, Rhiannon Evans, Alice Helps, Maja Bugge, Svanur Vilbergsson.

Leviathan: The deep, consisted of a week-long audio-visual installation, an exhibition of the Art/Science Lab residencies, and two live performances of a specially written musical score by Maja Bugge in a concert developed for delegates of the Arctic Dialogues Conference 2017.

In 2017 we returned to Melbu as a collective to build on our initial residency with the Art/Science lab in Melbu. We applied for funding to create concert performance and exhibition of our own and the work of two other artist residencies from the Norland Art/Science Lab project for the Arctic Dialogues Conference: Melbu. We worked with a local Refugee centre, primary school and Composer Maja Buge and Classical Guitarist Sven Vilbergsson to create a performance, exhibition and body of creative research.

The deep, consisted of a week-long audio-visual installation, two live performances of a specially written musical score by Maja Bugge in a concert developed for delegates of the annual International Arctic Dialogues conference. A performance space and sculptural structure was was created using recovered timber from the local fishing port. The installation was by three layers of interwoven and generative, digital audio-visual content that was based on the flocking behaviour of Herring. The system used an addressable LED lighting rig, a spacialised soundscape and projection mapping on the sculpture and walls of the tank. This piece was commissioned by Nordland Academy of Art and Science and Museum Nord with support from the Arts Council England, Arts Council Norway, the British Council and the University of the West of England.