Komediebakken 9

PrøveRommet at Knipsu – Curated by Benedicte Clementsen


Apichaya Wanthiang
Eric Alvin Wangel
Clara Morell
Helene Norseth
Håkon Holm-Olsen
Siw-Anita Kirketeig
Njål Leinan Clementsen
Kristin Austreid
Jennifer Johansson
Hilde Skevik
Ida Grimsgaard
Fredrik Berberg
Øyvind Hegg-Lunde

Entry: 30 kr
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Having an external curator select the artistic content of PrøveRommet at Knipsu was first attempted during the autumn season of 2012. It was well visited and well received, and proved a valuable experience for those involved.
I am delighted that Benedicte Clementsen took on the challenge of curating it this time, and would like to thank her and all the artists involved for bringing their energy and abilities into this one night exhibition.

Sturla Heggdalsvik
Coordinator, PrøveRommet

Performances by:

Hilde Skevik, Øyvind Hegg-Lunde, Siw-Anita Kirketeig,
Ida Grimsgaard and Jennifer Johansson

Apichaya Wanthiang

“What kind of thoughts could grow in these waterless deserts?”
Mixed Media

He said : ‘I cannot but confess that it is strange what you said ?’
What did I say then ?
‘About the water turning brown, just like that…?’
Humm, I’m sure you must have misunderstood. There is no water anywhere near here.

Eric Alvin Wangel

“[ ]”

Unable to act, unable to move. The world created in my image.
Something happened.
The parallel stuck. The dream is reality now.
Moments before the plane crashes and your body dies, a wave of calmness washes over you.

Clara Morell

“Circular time will save us from the apocalypse”

Lose the feeling of Time and you will create unique bonds with Space. Have faith in the Loop.

Helene Norseth

“A place- seen from above and the way home”

On the map, I have marked a black area just outside the center. I am
thinking of going there some day, past
the great range of mountains and the border to the other land that you
can seek if you find the other piece of the map. When I get there I
will put up my telescope so that I can see the mountains, the steppes,
the border, the other land and what moves across the landscapes in
closer eyesight.

Håkon Holm-Olsen

“Fristaten Mars”

As the white spots on the map became smaller and smaller, more and more people started looking for new maps.
The colonization of the solar system seemed like an endless series of opportunities, an enormous space for trial and failure.
And, possibly; a chance to start from scratch and do things right.

Njål Leinan Clementsen

“time units remaining before an event occurs or a deadline expires”
Sound installation

Utopia is located at 29°36′59″N 99°31′36″W
If we are wrong, justice is a lie, love has no meaning.

Kristin Austreid

“Nærmere fra deg #1 and #2”
Oil on MDF

Kunne jeg forsvinne i deg, ligge i dine tanker. Om jeg finner en som er meg lik.
Du er bare synet av deg, bare orda du deler, og jeg er fast i meg.

Jennifer Johansson

“Limited and Glorified, Nature as an Object”

We all swim in the wake of culture. Can we ever distinguish what is “neutral” nature?- In the secularized society, science determines what is natural. In other societies, religion does. What they have in common though, is that the man decides what is natural. – Are you suggesting that nature does not exist beyond our perception of it?- This, my friend, remains to be seen…

Hilde Skevik


One man sat on a bench in the park.
Along came an other and sat down beside him even though there was empty benches around.
Two men sat on a bench in a park and sad nothing to each other for a long time.
Then one of them got up, said good day to the other and walked away.

Retold as I remember it, from the short story “En plutserlig frigjørende tanke” by Kjell Askildsen.

Ida Grimsgaard

“Kalos eidos”

“But Lots wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. (Gen.19:26).”

Ida Grimsgaard got her B.A. in scenography at Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad, Norway. She’s exploring the coincidences that appear by being present. Searching for the unsure, to meet something unexpected. The body and its physicality is the starting point of her work

Fredrik Berberg

“The Map and the Terrain”

How do you make an informal description on a place that does not exist? On the book cover of “Utopia” written by Thomas More, there is a map of the actual island of Utopia. It sounds a bit strange; imagine if someone claims to hold the map of heaven, you would be skeptical. But it’s true, because Thomas More invented the entire idea about this place. Just like my carpet that shows a map of The Garden of Eden.

Øyvind Hegg-Lunde

“Improvisation no 8”

Drummer from Borgund, Sogn. Must not be confused with Øyvind-dark.

Jacob Lysgaard


Benedicte Clementsen


“I shall speak of how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another… of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next… of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.”
Gunter Grass

Thanks to PrøveRommet, Knipsu and all the artists for great support and trust in making this one night exhibition.


4. februar – Østre
18. februar – Nobel Bopel
4. mars – Knipsu
18. mars – Landmark
8. april – Krystall
22. april – BLOKK
6. mai – Landmark

Vil du vise et prosjekt på PrøveRommet?

Kontakt koordinator Sturla Heggdalsvik: / 55 23 22 35

Prøverommet er støttet av: Norsk kulturråd og Bergen kommune /

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Melanie Bonajo

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Tania Bruguera
Anton Nikolaev
Natali Cohen Vaxberg
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Chrystele Khodr
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Amanda Abi Khalil
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Walid el Masri
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Yaser Safi
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Torgrim Sund
Hilde Jørgensen
Maya Økland
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Ronja Svenning Berge
Clara Bodén
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Kreuzberg Pavillon
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Clemens Wilhelm
Ernst Dan Widh
Anna Törrönen
Achim Stiermann
Mariann Steiro
Tonje Høydahl Sorli
Simon Skuteli
Mari Sivertsen Norddahl
Oliver Roura
Mr. Peluche
Anne Marte Overaa
Arne Skaug Olsen
Maarja Nuurk
Olof Nimar
Paula Muhr
Eva Ljosvoll
Malin Lennström-Örtwall
Rasmus Hungnes featuring Ellen Ringstad
Azusa Kuno
Kathrin Köster
Nina Hannah Kornatz
Kveta Kazmukova
Sarah Hillebrecht
Kari Anne Helleberg
Bahri Johna Hansen
Jonathan Jung / Michel Wagenschütz
Hilde Frantzen
Benedikt Dichgans
Eleanor Clare
Wera Buck
Thomas Behling
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Anne Marthe Dyvi
Hilde Jørgensen
Julie Lillelien Porter
Maya Økland
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Talk by Winfried Menninghaus

22.05 2014
Komediebakken 9

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Mattias Härenstam
Jessie Kleemann
Iben Mondrup
Paula Muhr
Perttu Saksa
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Komediebakken 9

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Anonymous Nationalist


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Ane Lan
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Komediebakken 9

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Ave Maria


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Bjørn Mortensen
Jake Davidson
Christopher Holloran
Nina Barnett
Robyn Nesbitt
Ming-Hwa Yeh
Apichaya Wanthiang
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Komediebakken 9

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Into the Woods


Edwina Goldstone
Jussi Goman
Maija Helasvuo
Antti Oikarinen
Pilvi Ojala
Anneli Sipiläinen
Anssi Taulu
Veijo Ulmanen
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Komediebakken 9

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Nora C Nerdrum
Hilde Herming
Dag Solhjell
Karin Hindsbo
Sigrun Åsebø
Annette Kierulf
Knut Jøsok
Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen

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Wiam Alaridi
Susanne Christensen
Benedicte Clementsen & Jennifer Johansson
Föreningen JA!
Frans Jacobi
Kwestan Jamal
Mor & Jerry
Olga Jitlina
Taisiya Krougovykh
Anna Kubista Löfman, Sigrid Fivelstad, Madeleine Hofsøy & Tova Fransson
Charlotte Myrbråten
Petr Pavlensky
Hilde Sofie Pettersen
Anna Prikhodko
Ekaterina Sharova
Leo Shumba, Sara Kollstrøm & Numi Thorvarsson
Ksenia Sorokina
Sound of Sotra
Annika Ström
Tanja Thorjussen
Synnøve G Wetten
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Gallery FIST
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Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen

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MBOS 660x480_220 dpi

Chto Delat?
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Francis Hunger
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Komediebakken 9

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Ane Lan
Grethe Melby
Samir M´kadmi
Wencke Mühleisen
Kjetil Røed
Vibeke Tandberg
15.06 2013
Litteraturhuset, Bergen

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Joanna Rytel
Arne Skaug Olsen
Gitte Sætre
Erik Bromö
Benedicte Leinan Clementsen
Gabriel Edvinsson
Sigrid Fivelstad
Tova Fransson
Gabriella Forzelius
Lina Grenaker
Sara Kollstrøm Heilevang
Madeleine Hofsøy
Frida McIntosh
Jennifer Johansson
Maria Jonsson
Henrik Koppen
Anne Larsen
Anna Kubista Löfman
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Leo Shumba
Numi Thorvarsson
Tord Torp
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Komediebakken 9

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BOA, Oslo

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Komediebakken 9

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Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall

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Helga Nyman
Joanna Rytel
Arne Skaug Olsen
Afrah Nasser
Steven Dixon
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Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek

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Hilde Jørgensen
Marte Gunnufsen
Johannes Langkamp
Martijn Moedars
Jasmin Moeller
Maya Økland
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Extrapool, Nijmegen

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TF Skolekorps(1)

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Komediebakken 9

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