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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…