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  • Searching for the Pit-Comb Ceramics – Marit Landsend and Grethe Winter Svendsen

    Last week our residency program BAR International hosted ceramists Marit Landsend (Tromsø) and Grethe Winter Svendsen (Svolvær). The main goal of Marit and Grethe´s residency was to do a research on Pit-Comb Ceramic findings in Sør-Varanger area, the type of ceramics that the artists want to bring back to the world and audience through a…

  • Digital BAR International – Connecting Northern Norway and Petrozavodsk

    Last week saw the second digital BAR international workshop residency meeting with our group of artists who are thinking through “Guidebooks” and “Guiding” together in the age of travel limitations and digital contacts.  The project takes inspiration from the Russian and Norwegian sailors who developed a shared language “russenorsk” for the purpose of trade and…

  • Irene Rasmussen – From Seed to Sim

    From Seed to Sim  This June, we welcomed back Irene Rasmussen (Tromsø) within our BAR International program, where she undertook a production-based residency connected to her project From Seed to Sim.  Since her first BAR residency in Kirkenes in the autumn of 2018, Irene has been researching and working with industrial areas around Sydvaranger mine/its…

  • OPEN CALL – Pikene´s new Nordic / Baltic residency programme

    Pikene på Broen are excited to launch an open call to a NEW Nordic/Baltic residency programme, with 2x artistic research fellowship residencies available in Kirkenes, Northern Norway! The artistic research fellowship residencies are aimed for artistic research / practice-led research which is designed to support ongoing work and experiment in this field. Who can apply?…
  • REBEL ARCHITECTURE LAB – Exploring bird life and geopolitical contexts in the North

    REBEL Architecture Lab and architects behind it – Alla Onopchenko and Ioulia Eleftheriadou – visited Kirkenes for the very first time and had their introductory residency via BAR International program.   Since the main interest of the collective was birdwatching and bird life, they got to explore Sør-Varanger with a specific focus on Pasvik, where they…

  • T.I.T.S. performance group – WHITE DEATH

    The artists from T.I.T.S. performance group (Fredrikstad) was back to Kirkenes and our artist-in-residency BAR International this March, and spent three weeks on researching for and developing their new pilot project WHITE DEATH.  WHITE DEATH is spinning around Simo Häyhä – “a hunter, a hero, mass murderer, a survivor” – a Finnish sniper from the…

  • “Undercurrents” Trailer by Voldemārs Johansons Released

    The production trailer for the new cinematic installation “Undercurrents” by Voldemārs Johansons has been released!! The project, that has been produced in collaboration with Pikene på Broen and our BAR International artist in residency program, will be premiered at the 2018 Barents Spektakel.

  • 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…

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