Monthly Archives: August 2014

From 15th – 24th of August 2014 I am invited by Pikene på Broen, to come and visit the Barents regions, more specifically the border region between Norway and Russia. I was asked to develop an installation for Barents Spectacle 2016. Following this question I proposed to develop a follow up to the inmersive installation called Without Waiting for her Reply, shown last April in Bergen. This visit is my first introduction to the high north and my main goal at the moment is to meet people and to find out what drives them to live in these sometimes extreme cold or polluted environments. For the past week I have been exploring Kirkenes at the top tip of Norway, and Nikel an ore mining city in Russia. I have been running from hot til here: invited into people’s homes I’ve met a very social and open minded culture and diverse in many ways. Below you can see the first pictures. The stories however will have to wait a little, I am still right in the middle of it so as my guide Roman here in Russia would say, ‘leave it be, piya…’ so I will leave it be for now, more to follow soon (!)