Nordic light 2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography
Nordic light 2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography
Photo: Joyce Tenneson WWW.NLE.NO NORDIC LIGHT 2018 EXHIBITIONS LECTURES WORKSHOPS PORTFOLIO REVIEWS FREE BREAKFAST MOVIES TALK SHOWS FESTIVAL PUB
Practical information The festival area Vågeveien The Festival Office and Shop This is where you get your Festival Pass upon arrival, where you can buy additonal tickets and ask all the questions you have. This is also where you buy art work, books, posters and more. Galleries See several of our great exhibitions in our galleries The Bakery, The Photo Studio and The Print Room. Krogvold Café Our festival café and pub, named after our Artistic Director Morten Krogvold.
A cozy place to hang out between all the festival activities and to get something to eat and drink (see page 49). The venue for all lectures, the evening talkshows “Ansikt til Ansikt” and the free Breakfast Movies. In the foyer there are different things to see (see page 50), including the NFF exhibition (see page 40). Departure point for the Grip excursion Wednesday. The venue for Nordic Light Night Thursday evening. Exhibitions and galleries at other locations than the Nordic Light House. See the overview of all the exhibtions on page 37.
The official festival hotel. GALLERIES/EXHIBITIONS Kunstforeningen Langveien 19 (Bedehuset) Storgata 19 Nerparken NORDIC LIGHT HOUSE CAROLINE CINEMA THE PIER HANDELENS HUS QUALITY HOTEL GRAND 1 1 2 2 3 8 9 9 8 3 4 4 6 6 7 7 5 5 OPENING HOURS THE FESTIVAL WEEK THE FESTIVAL OFFICE Monday and Tuesday: 12.00–18.00 Wednesday–Saturday: 08.00–20.00 Sunday: 08.00–18.00 KROGVOLD CAFÉ Wednesday: 17.00–00.00 Thursday–Saturday: 10.00–00.00 Sunday: 10.00–18.00 THE GALLERIES The Nordic Light House Wednesday: 17.00–00.00 Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–00.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 Kunstforeningen Wednesday: 17.00–20.00 Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–20.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 Caroline Kinosenter During the opening hours of the cinema, from early until late.
Langveien 19 - “Bedehuset” Wednesday: Only during the Festival Parade Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–20.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 Storgata 19 Wednesday: Only during the Festival Parade Thursday–Saturday: 12.00–20.00 Sunday: 12.00–18.00 The galleries are also open the following week. See our web page for opening hours. www.nle.no/openinghours18 PASSES AND TICKETS Festival pass: 3 050 NOK Weekend pass: 1 725 NOK Day pass: 1 025 NOK Exhibition pass: 200 NOK Single lecture ticket: 260/275 NOK Ticket to “Ansikt til Ansikt”: 260/275 NOK (Passholders get a discount on this ticket, they need to be bought in Nordic Light Festival Office.) 3 show ticket, “Ansikt til Ansikt”: 650 NOK KULTURRABATT FOR UNGDOM Festival Pass gives you access to all daytime lectures and all exhibitions.
Discount on tickets to the Norwegian talkshow “Ansikt til Ansikt”. Weekend Pass gives you access to all daytime lectures and all exhibitions from Friday 27 April 12.00. Discount on tickets to the Norwegian talkshow “Ansikt til Ansikt”. Day Pass gives you access to all daytime lectures and exhibitions the selected day. Exhibition Pass gives you access to all exhibitions during the festival week and the following week. This also gives you access to the Gallery Talks.
Single lecture ticket gives you access to the selected lecture. The 3 show ticket to “Ansikt til Ansikt” gives you access to all three evening talkshows during the festival week to a discounted price. We offer a discount for students and members of NSFF. You will need to show your student ID or evidence of membership when picking up your pass. I samarbeid med Møre og Romsdal fylkeskommune tilbyr vi ungdommer i alderen 15 til 20 år en rabatt på 25% på utvalgte pass samt enkeltbilletter til foredrag og talk- showet «Ansikt til Ansikt». Se vår nettside www.nle.no/kulturrabatt. TICKET INFORMATION: We recommend you to pre-buy tickets for lectures and talkshows.
Buy online on Tikkio.com or use the Tikkio app (available for iPhone and Android). We also sell tickets in our Festival Office in Konsul Knudtzonsgate 4b, but please be aware of possible queues and a higher price.
NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 5 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 4 Contents Introductions Nordic Light Events – a small company with ambitious plans Dear visitors! We are proud to present the 13th edition of our international photo festival. Small in size, but high in quality. And we are aiming for more: Kristiansund to become the world’s first CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHY! In Norwegian, we call it “Fotobyen Kristiansund”. This is an ambitious plan, demanding cooperation between local authorities – creating the necessary infrastructure, and our company, Nordic Light Events AS, – offering the commercial products, such as art galleries, workshops, guided photo tours, photo points, art and book shops etc.
We think that we can create something really special, something that will attract visitors from all over the world. Wait and see! Dear photographers, dear lovers of photography – dear everyone! Welcome to big little Kristiansund – where we live with our hearts on our sleeves and our eyes towards the stars. To us it is completely natural that the world’s greatest international festival of photography should be born and grow up here – in the Nordic Light. Kristiansund has always put arts and culture in front, and Nordic Light is one of our finest examples of what can come out of that. From the start in 2006 the festival has developed through the years and is now a mature institution with its own house to show for it.
The festival’s philosophy is to bring photography out to the people, to define what is good photography, but also to give photography strength as a means of communication. And it is in particular this last perspective that becomes more and more important in the diverse and multilingual society we live in. Photography helps us to express ourselves without words, beyond language barriers and across cultures. It helps us to put things into perspective, and sometimes even into someone else’s perspective. I wish the Nordic Light Festival team, and all its volunteers, every success with this year’s festival.
May the diversities be celebrated, the differences be debated and may our hearts and minds be opened to the wonders of photography. BY THE CITY MAYOR AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD INTRODUCTIONS CONTENTS Introductions City Mayor, Kjell Neergaard Chairman of the Board, Lars Liabø Artistic Director, Morten Krogvold Festival Director, Ingunn Strand Festival activities Photographers, speakers and exhibitors Akseli Valmunen Andrea Gjestvang Andres Serrano Anne Lise Flavik Asger Carlsen Audun Lie Dahl Bjørn Sterri Grethe Bøe Joey L.
Joyce Tenneson Kathrine Lindman Linda Connor Lisen Stibeck Massimo Leardini Morten Krogvold Olivia Parker Paolo Roversi Pål Laukli Roger Ballen Roy Mangersnes Steve Pyke Tone S. Beckman Festival program Exhibitions Festival exhibitions Exhibition map and overview Other exhibitions Evening talkshow “Ansikt til Ansikt” Homage to Nordic Light by Mikkel Aaland Welcome to Kristiansund Our superheroes Bits and pieces 5 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 36 38 42 44 46 47 48 THE FESTIVAL CATALOGUE 2018 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS General sponsor Main sponsors Sponsors Supporters Price: 20 NOK Copyright: All images and materials are subject to copyright and can not be reproduced under any circumstances.
Cover photo: Joyce Tenneson Text contributors: Erika Indergaard, Simone Magaard, Katrine Øvstegård Graphic design: Katrine Øvstegård Edition: 1000 Production: EKH Grafisk Paper: Multiart Gloss 200g / Edixion 120g Font: DIN KJELL NEERGAARD Mayor of Kristiansund LARS LIABØ Chairman of the Board, Nordic Light Events AS
NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 7 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 6 Introductions Introductions Welcome, not only to the most beautiful adventure of the year – but also to the top event of the year. To me it is the year’s professional highlight and something I really look forward to. I have grown fond of the beautiful Kristiansund, amazingly located by the sea, with wonderful moun- tains just miles away. Kristiansund is the perfect place for arranging a photography festival! Dear all of you who are visiting the festival. We have been working hard to proudly present this year’s pro- gram.
That is, the Festival Manager Ingunn Strand, deserves the credit for most of it. The programme is almost unbelievable – a mix of international stars and fabulous artists from Scandi- navia and Norway.
We will be presented with artistic works that provoke and painfully challenge the viewer. Not provocation for the sake of provocation – but depictions of the black, heavy sides of the human being, and not least nightmarish dreams. At the same time, we will display images that are beautiful, meditative and sensual, a pure pleasure for the eye. The lectures are the highlights.These artists are brave people. They live off their own vulnerability and daily put their mental safety to the test. They are also fabulous storytellers, who are exciting to listen to whether you are particularly interested in photography or not.
I have been so lucky to sit on the first row at previous festivals, listening to and watching all the lectures. Most of them have been once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As an “eternal student”, I bring these moments with me, both as a human and a professional. They have elevated my knowledge, development and shattered my established convictions. And in particular – have given me a lot of inspiration and replenishment. We have smiled, we have felt tears, we have embraced each other in pure gratitude after the best experi- ences. It is wonderful to meet over food and wine in the evening, with colleagues, acquaintances – and eventually friends – to talk and discuss images and lectures.
And then, after some short hours of sleep, it’s straight to the breakfast movie! The program is dense and intense, impressions queueing up, being processed in good conversations during breaks, lunches and dinners. I have had many wonderful experiences and met some of the best photographers in the world.
What strikes me is how generous the best artists are – it is always the best that are the most accommodating. Nordic Light is an intimate festival and we try to «snob down», giving you the opportunity to meet the best in the industry for a conversation – over a cup of coffee or a glass of something nice. New this year is the Nordic Light Night, where everyone is invited to mingle with our guests at a special Thursday evening event. Atmo- sphere and coziness are important parts of the festival! Of course, the festival would not be possible without all of our fantastic volunteers. Thank you very much – outstanding people! Thank you to all who contributed to this – especially our generous sponsors.
Thank you! Finally, a warm thanks to the members of the artistic council for good input and constructive discussions. Now let’s fasten our seat belts and throw ourselves into glorious days!
BY FESTIVAL DIRECTOR INGUNN STRAND INTRODUCTIONS BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MORTEN KROGVOLD INTRODUCTIONS Morten Krogvold Photo: Inger Mackenzie Now let’s fasten our seat belts and throw ourselves into glorious days!” A warm welcome to the 13th edition of the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography! A delicacy for all kinds of photography lovers – from professional photographers, to hardcore enthusiasts and happy amateurs. And indeed, for all those interested in art and culture, in people, in expanding their visual horizon, in challenging and developing themselves by listening to other people’s eye-opening stories.
Our ambitions for this year’s festival have been high. We have aimed to create the best Nordic Light festival so far. By attending this event, you are an important contributor to the success we aim and hope for. We are very proud of the program, presenting an impressive range of guest photographers, from inter- national legends and masters to acclaimed, promising and upcoming Scandinavian and Norwegian artists. A program packed with lectures, gallery talks, book signings, portfolio reviews and more. We look forward to hearing their unique stories and seeing their outstanding work in one of our galler- ies.
We are pleased to be able to present close to 30 different photo exhibitions, including the Norwegian Association of Photographers (NFF), the Norwegian Society for Photography (NSFF), Uncertain States Scandinavia, schools, kindergartens, camera clubs and the outdoor exhibition “PS, I have MS”, focusing on breaking the stigma and people’s perception of what it means to live with MS.
Every day we start with the traditional breakfast movie. This is for free and open to all. You can come straight to the cinema, and buy our special home- made oatmeal porridge with nuts and caramel sauce, or a coffee or smoothie just outside the door. If you need a break in-between all the festival activ- ities, Krogvold Café is ready to tempt you with local food and snacks, a warm cup of coffee or a cold drink, deliciously served by our smiling volunteer staff. You see them everywhere – our precious volunteers. We owe them a lot!
Also, Nordic Light would not be possible to run without our great supporters.
Our general sponsor SpareBank 1 Nordvest, our main sponsors KBBL, Lundeby & CO, Epson and Tidens Krav, as well as all other sponsors and collaborators. I hope to see you at the Nordic Light Night Thursday evening. This is a new festival happening, where we invite you to a mingle and tapas night together with our guest photographers. Welcome! We are very proud of the program, presenting an impressive range of guest photographers...” Ingunn Strand Photo: Studio 400, Karolina Gorzelancyk
NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 9 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 8 Festival activities Festival activities Bring a selection of your best work and let one of our reviewers assess your work and give you advice for further development. We offer individual sessions of 20 minutes. THE REVIEWERS Anne Lise Flavik (NO) – Thursday 26 April Has been photographing for three decades, working closely with Morten Krogvold and other renown photographers. Previous Director of Nordic Light. Joyce Tenneson (US) – Friday 27 April Fine-art photographer, considered among the ten most influential female photographers in the history of photography.
Joey L. (US) – Saturday 28 April Young and influential photographer working on both commissioned and personal projects. Most recently documented the volunteer fighters on the frontline of the ongoing conflict with ISIS. Mikkel Aaland (US) – Saturday 28 April Professional photographer and the author of 12 best-selling books on digital photography, as well as several non-technical books. Tuula Alajoki (FI) – Sunday 29 April Curator focusing on photography and lens based art, and the director of the Backlight Photo Festival in Tampere, Finland.
More information on our reviewers and their profile on our web page www.nle.no/portfolio-reviews.
Practical info WHERE: At the Nordic Light House (Meet up in the Nordic Library approximately 10 minutes before your booked appointment.) WHEN: See page 32–33 for available appointments PRICES: 399 NOK (Ordinary) / 199 NOK (Student) TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office EXCURSIONS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AND NORDIC LIGHT NIGHT FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES We repeat the success! Together with the arrived festival guest photographers, join us for a memorable photo excursion to the beautiful, tiny island of Grip in the ocean outside Kristiansund.
The Grip archipelago consists of more than 80 islands and skerries, scattered in the open sea. The former fishing village, with its picturesque houses and a small café, offers many excellent photographic motifs. Until 1964, Grip was Norway’s smallest municipality with 115 residents. Today the settlement contains only summer houses. The boat trip from Kristiansund to Grip takes less than one hour. Join us to experience the densest white-tailed eagle population in the world on this exclusive excursion to the island Smøla north of Kristiansund, surrounded by a huge archipelago and known for its rich wildlife.
Late April is an amazing time of year as the eagles are incubating their eggs. During the tour, you will be visiting several pairs and you will see how their daily life is. Your guide is a professional wildlife photographer, who will help you during the trip. We recommend you bring a tele-lens; 70-200mm, 300mm and 400mm are perfect for eagle photography.
The above excursions are subject to cancellation due to few passengers or bad weather forecasts 3 days before departure, as well as force majeure. Tickets will be fully refunded. The eagle and photo safari can be booked at a different time on request. For questions please email us at email@example.com. Festival excursions Portfolio reviews NORDIC LIGHT NIGHT PHOTO EXCURSION TO THE TINY ISLAND GRIP EAGLE AND PHOTO SAFARI WITH RIB-BOAT Practical info DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 25 April, 10.30–14.30 PRICE PER PERSON: 495 NOK (incl. boat trip and packed lunch) TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office Harry the eagle on Smøla Photo: Audun Lie Dahl Excurstion to Grip in 2017 Photo: Ronny Strand Practical info DATE AND TIME: Sunday 29 April, 12.00–15.45 PRICE PER PERSON: 1 290 NOK (incl.
express boat, RIB safari, packed lunch and security equipment) TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office Enjoy nice food, drinks and good company in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Mingle with old friends and new acquaintances, have a chat with your favorite photographer, sum up today’s impressions and make plans for the upcoming festival days.
There will be light entertainment and a photo corner. Join us for this exclusive tapas and mingle evening together with this year’s guest photographers, the festival management and hosts as well as other festival visitors. WHERE? Handelens Hus, Storgata 21 WHEN? Thursday 26 April 21.00-00.00 PRICE UNTIL 20 APRIL: 450 NOK (students 350 NOK) PRICE AFTER 20 APRIL: 550 NOK (students 450 NOK) The price includes a welcome drink, exclusive tapas menu and 1 drink voucher. Additional beverages for sale. TICKETS: Tikkio / Festival Office NB! Limited number of tickets available. Minimum age is 18 years.
NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 11 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 10 Guest photographer: Akseli Valmunen Guest photographer: Andrea Gjestvang Akseli Valmunen (1987) (NO) I 2016 ble Akseli Valmunen utnevnt til Young Nordic Photographer of the Year med fotoessayet «The Same New Pet», der han følger forsknings arbeidet med kloning av dyr på et laboratorium i Sør-Korea.
Dette ga ham en solo utstilling på Fotografiska i Stockholm. Samme år mottok han også en rekke andre utmerkelser i Finland, deriblant Årets pressefoto, Årets fotoreportasje og Årets fotojournalist.
På Nordic Light vil han vise arbeider fra seriene «The Same New Pet» og «3Hz – 300GHz» og fortelle om sin karriere og sine arbeidsmetoder. (EN) In 2016, Akseli Valmunen was awarded The Young Nordic Photo grapher of the Year with his photo essay “The Same New Pet”, in which he explores the research into clon- ing at a laboratory in South Korea. This earned him a solo exhibition at Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm. Later, he also received several other awards in Finland, such as the Press Photograph of the Year, the Reportage of the Year and Photo Journalist of the year. At Nordic Light he will show works from “The Same New Pet” and the “3Hz – 300GHz”, and talk about his career and methods.
© Akseli Valmunen From Finland Based in Helsinki (SF) akselivalmunen.com Photo: Sami Kero/Helsingin Sanomat Lecture: Friday 10.30 Exhibition: The Bakery More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/akseli-valmunen (NO) Andrea Gjestvangs prosjekt «En dag i historien», med portretter av de unge overlevende etter terrorangrepet på Utøya den 22. juli 2011, fikk inter- nasjonal anerkjennelse, deriblant den prestisjetunge L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photographer of the Year 2013. Andrea er fascinert av fjerne og util- gjengelige miljøer i nord. I hennes pågående prosjekt «No Man is an Island» fra Færøyene ser hun på livene til mennesker i sårbare samfunn, og hva som skjer med mennene som blir igjen når kvinnene flytter vekk.
Bilder fra dette prosjektet blir stilt ut under Nordic Light.
(EN) Andrea Gjestvang’s project “One Day in History”, with portraits of the young survivors of the 22nd of July massacre on Utøya in Norway, gained international recognition, including the prestigious L’Iris d’Or/Sony World Photographer of the Year 2013. Andrea is fascinated by remote and inaccessible environments in the North. Her ongoing project “No Man is an Island” from the Faroe Islands, explores the lives of people in vulner- able communities, and what happens with the remaining men, when the women move away.
Images from this project will be exhibited at Nordic Light. Andrea Gjestvang (1981) Lecture: Thursday 14.00 Exhibition: The Bakery Gallery talk: Thursday 19.00 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “En dag i historien” © Andrea Gjestvang From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) andreagjestvang.com Photo: Jan Tippe More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/andra-gjestvang Young, documentary photographer and photojournalist with a distinctive approach Young photographer with an intimate approach, exploring political and social issues, often connected to adolescents
NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 13 NORDIC LIGHT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 12 Guest photographer: Andres Serrano Guest photographer: Anne Lise Flavik Andres Serrano (1950) Lecture: Friday 17.30 Exhibition: Kunstforeningen Gallery talk: Saturday 19.30 Book signing: After lecture Book for sale: “Torture” © Andres Serrano From USA Based in New York (US) andresserrano.org (NO) Andres Serrano er blitt kjent gjennom sine fotografier av menneske lik og bruk av kroppsvæsker og avføring i sitt arbeid. Hans mest kjente bilde, kalt «Piss Christ», er av et krus ifiks nedsenket i et glass med hans egen urin.
Senere har han, blant mye annet, portrettert medlemmer av Ku Klux Klan og hjemløse i New York. Under Nordic Light kan du se utvalgte verker i storformat fra serien «Tor- ture», som spenner fra stilleben av tortur instrumenter fra middelalderen og portretter av samtidens offer for menneskerettighetsbrudd – både virkelige ofre som gjenskaper skrekk veldet de har opplevd og frivillige arrangert som ofre for kunstens skyld. (EN) Andres Serrano has become known for his images of human corpses, and the use of bodily fluids and feces in his work. His most famous image, called “Piss Christ”, is of a plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of his own urine.
Later, he employed trad itional portrai- ture strategies to photograph, among many things, members of the Ku Klux Klan and homeless New Yorkers. At Nordic Light, you can see selected large-scale works from his series “Torture”, spanning still lifes of med ieval torture instruments and portraits of contemporary human rights abuse victims – both real victims re-enacting their horrors and subjects who volun- teered to stage dark scenarios for the sake of the art.
Photo: Irina Movmyga Serrano More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/andres-serrano Anne Lise Flavik (1958) © Anne Lise Flavik © Anne Lise Flavik From Norway Based in Oslo (NO) (NO) Anne Lise Flavik har fotogra- fert i over 30 år. Hun har jobbet tett sammen med flere kjente fotografer, deriblant Morten Krogvold, og holdt flere workshops sammen med Alex Webb rundt om i verden. I perioden 2005-2014 var Anne Lise først programsjef, før hun tok over som direktør for Nordic Light i Kristiansund. I dag er Anne Lise kreativ leder for Fotografihuset, der hun konsentrerer seg om å få frem fotografiet gjennom å etablere et nasjonalt senter for fotografi i Oslo.
Under Nordic Light stiller multikunstneren ut bilder fra prosjektet “A Whispering Retouch”, fra Norges største samiske kommune Kautokeino. I sitt foredrag forteller hun om sitt hektiske og elleville fotografiske liv. (EN) Anne Lise Flavik has photographed over three decades, working closely with Morten Krogvold and several other renowned photographers, holding workshops both locally and abroad. From 2005 to 2014, she began as pro- gram manager before her promotion to Director of Nordic Light in Kristiansund. Presently as Creative Director for Fotografihuset (The House of Photo graphy), she concentrates on bringing photography to the public through the establishment of a national centre of photography in Oslo.
At this year’s Nordic Light festival, this multi-talented woman will present images from the project “A Whispering Retouch” from Kautokeino, the largest Sami community in Norway. Her lecture and presentation will touch on a hectic and crazy life – with and for photography. Photo: Klara Opdahl Lecture: Friday 14.00 Exhibition: The Print Room Gallery talk: Friday 19.30 Portfolio reviews: Thursday More information: www.nle.no/ guests2018/anne-lise-flavik Photographer and former Director of Nordic Light, passionate about her work and exposing photography to the public Conceptual artist known for his provocative and often controversial works The exhibition is made available for the Nordic Light audience with support from the non-profit organization a/Political (read more in the photographer’s profile).