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Maja Bugge | Mari-Aymone Djeribi | Peter Williams | Ricardo Marques | Tomislav Brajnovic
Maja Bugge, Norway, Artist in Residence 07/08
Residency Exhibition: 'Unseen in Leitrim'
Unseen is a project that looks to explore the role and possibilities of interactive cultural and creative practice in public settings. I want to explore the importance of recreational, meditative spaces in an increasingly fragmented and noisy everyday.
Unseen is a new sound sculpture made from the body of a cello that has been funded by the Norwegian Arts Council. It is my intention to use this sculpture for interactive projects in public settings. I would particularly like to explore the possibilities of the work in the local manorhamilton environments. In each new context I will use the voices of the users or of the ambient sounds of these places and compose a series of soundworks for a notated composition and performance dedicated to the area.
The aims and objectives of Unseen are:
- To develop the use of the sound sculpture
- To explore the use of recorded sound and electroacoustic music
- To create a recreational sound space
- To develop my practice as an artist
I will do this by:
- Recording places and people related to the chosen place
- Editing the recorded material to create a sonic whole
- Explore the visual possibilities of the sound sculpture
Portfolio of previous work:
Sexesgate 5, 0577 Oslo, Norway.
Maja Bugge was born in Lisfoten, Norway. She is a Sound and Performance artist and specialises in interdisciplinary collaborations combining devised theatre and sound. She received her MA in Contemporary Music at Dartington College of Arts (UK ) 2001-2003 and in 1994 – 1998 her BA in Music at Barratt Dues Music Institute Oslo.
Bugge works on theatre productions and these include:
2007 – Happy days Festival, Oslo – The Sound Book/ soul artist
2006 – Festival of North Norway – The Hotelroom Harstad/ soul artist, Ilios festival, Lysdol/ with Ning; 2005 – Menningarrad, Austurlands /Iceland – Jadar / composer and performer; 2004 – National Sami Theatre / Kautokeino – Viellja Franas / composer and cellist
In 2005 she was awarded The young Artist Residency, Harstad Art Festival, One year working grant – Norwegian Arts Council. Email Maja Bugge.