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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'

Project Statement

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.

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.