Open Forum is a student run initiative from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo that runs at Khartoum Contemporary Art Center (KCAC) every Monday night. Open Forum seeks to create a meaningful exchange of ideas and a dynamic space for dialogue and debate between art students, artists and others working across disciplines. The talks are structured around different topics, from those closer to artistic and curatorial practices to others of social and political relevance. After the presentations we offer soup and a chance to discuss more informally.
27 Feb 2021 (13:00)
Kjeldsåsveien 145
Geir Tore Hølm & Søssa Jørgensen

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Maximum capacity for this event is 10.

Open Forum invites you to a riverwalk along Akerselva from Frysja to Grünerløkka by Øvre Foss led by Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen, accompanied by their dogs, Máiste og Mirjá. We will walk and talk, trying to follow the river as close as po​ssible.

Practical information:The riverwalk starts at Frysja kunstsenter, Kjeldsåsveien 145 at 13:00.

Take the tram 11 or 12 to Kjeldsåsaléen, by Coop Prix, walk to Teknisk Museum and then down to the Kunstsenter (studios) by the river. The walk will take approximately 2-3 hours, so please wear good shoes and warm clothes.

**Geir Tore Hølm & Søssa Jørgensen (Skiptvet, Norway) each have art practices that include video, photography, sculpture, sound, performance and installations. Together they have mediated, taught, and written about contemporary art since 1993 when they initiated Balkong, an apartment exhibition space. Together with artists from Thailand they initiated Sørfinnset skole/the nord land in Oarjelih Bájjdár/Gildeskål, Nordlánda/Nordland. Since 2003, this ongoing project focuses on exploitation of nature, exchange of knowledge and small-scale architecture in the field of a broad aesthetic understanding of ecological realities of society, humans and nature. Parallel to individual exhibition practices, Søssa has worked long-term with radio and sound art projects in collaboration with Norwegian peer Yngvild Færøy and Geir has nurtured a wide art practice informed by his Sámi ancestry. Since 2010, Øvre Ringstad farm, is the center of their collaborative practice.

You can listen to the second episode of the podcast Ensayos: Hydrofeminist METitations Listening Series to get a taste of their work on the Holsbekken creek, Holsbekken RGB.