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  • Voldemārs Johansons and Māris Maskalāns Filming Across Frozen Svalbard

    Artist and composer Voldemārs Johansons from Riga (Latvia), together with cinematographer Māris Maskalāns and a supporting film crew, have just finished their production residency in Svalbard.  The group started their research and filming in Longyearbyen, travelling as far as the only two roads can get you – one towards Bjørnedalen, and the other towards Mine…
  • The Final Stages of Renovation at Pikene på Broen’s New Space

    The final stages of renovation at Pikene på Broen’s new exhibition and workshop space are now underway.  The delicate work of finishing touches and final details has now taken over from the construction phase of the previous months. This week, artist Ina Otzko visited Kirkenes to take part in the final stages of transforming the…
  • Nordic Collaboration Investigating the Dynamics of Home and Workplaces in the North

    This week Pikene på Broen hosted the international artist group, The Future of Work Network. Their BAR International artist-in-residence journey with Pikene på Broen took the group through the Murmansk Oblast before returning to Kirkenes. The group is recording footage and conducting interviews as part of their research into the lifestyle and working habits of…

  • Victor Frankowski – Industry Meets Tourism and the Future of the Arctic

    Photographer and filmmaker Victor Frankowski continues his research in the north during his latest residency journey with Pikene på Broen.  His projects explore the industrial identity of the Barents Region and “play on the theme of tourism and media representation of the arctic.” He is also building a catalogue of urban experiences in Arctic towns through…

  • Polar Darkness and Light with Victor Costales & Julia Rometti

    The BAR International artist-in-residency programme for 2017 kicked off with artists Victor Costales and Julia Rometti journeying from Kirkenes to Murmansk.  Their residency, the first of OCA's Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North' project, was divided between the dark and light periods of the year with the artists visiting Nordland and Svalbard…
  • Alexis Destoop Continues his Long-term Research into the North

    Belgian photographer and video artist Alexis Destoop returned to the north to continue his research.  For this trip, Alexis focused on looking deeper into the borderlands and the complex story of the borders between Russia, Norway and Finland. During his two-week journey, Alexis travelled between Nikel, Zapolyarny and Murmansk in Russia before visiting snow-covered Grense…
  • Artist Duo EEEFFF Visit Kirkenes’ High Tech Industries

    EEEFFF’s artistic practice exists in a world where technology, data privacy and concepts of real and ephemeral communities come together. The Belarusian artist duo, who are now based in Russia, work to destabilise your digital experience in a time when polished GUI*, UX** and IPS*** aim to provide a sense of familiarity and security.

  • Outi Pieski and Jenni Laiti, Collaborative Research in the Borderlands

    Pikene på Broen was pleased to host Outi Pieski and Jenni Laiti as part of our BAR International artist in residency program while they undertook research for future collaborative projects. The artists, who during the summer of 2016 collaborated for the first time, each bring unique aesthetics approaches to the contemporary art and culture of Sapmi.…

  • #ErrorSpa Pops Up in Kirkenes’ Pedestrian Mall

    Ernie and JTT worked late into the night transforming an empty store on Kirkenes’ pedestrian mall into their pop-up hair salon, #ErrorSpa. For two days, the salon operated with impunity from the authorities offering art school haircuts which are more than the law allows.

  • Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė Tour Kirkenes’ Industrial Landscapes

    Tanya Busse and Emilija Skarnulyte visited Pikene på Broen to scout locations and conduct research for their upcoming project that will be unveiled at the Barents Spektakel 2017.

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