Amphibious Trilogies



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Artistic Workshop: Kids’ workshop, Samos Volunteers, September 2016

Artistic Workshops: Kids’ and grown-ups, Samos Volunteers, 3 weeks, April 2017

Pedagogical Workshop: Course workshop-performance Lillehammer, 3 weeks, April-May 2018

Artistic Workshop: Future North Vardø Workshop movement Future North mapping workshop, 2018

Conceptual Workshop: Contribution to The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art Workshop, META.MORF Festival, 2018

Artistic Workshop, Creature from the Black Lagoon, KHiO, January 2019

Artistic Workshop: Dance of Evolution, KHiO, January 2019

Conceptual and production Workshop: Amphibiousness, 3 weeks, April 2019

Pedagogical Workshops: 3 workshops for Masters’ in choreography, KHiO, April-May 2020

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13.04.2016: Amphibious Trilogies
Focus on Research 2016, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Presenters: Amanda Steggell and Espen Svalastog Matheussen
First presentation

25.01.2017: Artistic Research Week 2017, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Curated session 5: Towards an epistemology for artistic research, a round table discussion, led by Jørn Mortensen (Dean KHiO)
Speakers: Giaco Schiesser, Henk Borgdorff, Mick Wilson, Amanda Steggell, Edvin Østergaard, Per Roar and Darla Crispin

20-21.06.2017: Becoming Amphibious
Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Led by Amanda Steggell with project team.
Invited guests: Suzanne Bjørneboe, Dean of the Academy of Dance (KHiO); Prof Ingunn Rimestad (Academy of Dance, KHiO), Prof Snelle Hall (Academy of Dance, KHiO), Prof Karl Inne Ugland (Department of Biosciences, UiO), Prof Anne Grete Eriksen (Academy of Dance, KHiO), Prof Lise Hansen (Oslo School of Architecture and design, AHO), Melanie Fieldseth (independent researcher, dramatruge, critic, writer) and Roza Moshtaghi (graduate student, MA choreography, Academy of Dance, KHiO).
This open seminar invites guest speakers and audiences into a discursive space to address from different angles of the experience of the first nine months of the project.

19.10.2017: Artistic Research Forum 2017
Norwegian Theatre Academy, Østfold University College (HiØ)
Presenter: Amanda Steggell, Amphibious Trilogies
Commentators: Prof Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk and Prof Karmenlara Ely Seidman, Norwegian Theatre Academy (HiØ)

25.01.2018: Amphibious seminar
Artistic Research Week 2018, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Led by Amanda Steggell with project members
Invited guests: Ingunn Rimestad (Academy of Dance, KHIO), Karl Inne Ugland (Department of Biosciences, UiO), Jeremy Welsh (Trondheim Academy of Art, NTNU)
This open seminar aims at a high grade of interdisciplinary and performativity to convey and discuss the notion of an extending choreography via thematic presentations by the team. Shared practices, methods, movements and recurrences there-in. Ponds actual and metaphoric in the high Arctic and on Samos, a refugee camp. Techniques of the Baroque, Future North project (AHO), design fiction communication tool -shared online personas.

12.04.2018: Masters’ POND seminar
Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Presenter: Hans-Jørgen Wallin
Ponds as metaphor. Ponds actual. Introducing reflections on identity and landscape through the gaze of a professor of welfare.

25.06.2018: Midway Amphibious Trilogies seminar
Carl Berner, Oslo. Project members attended
This working seminar was used to mark out and map the goals, processes, achievements and aspirations of the project.

05.09.2018: Midway doctoral seminar, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Recurrences – a method within dance and choreography
Opponents: Theodor Barth, Professor of theory, Department of Design, KHiO Associate Professor Torunn Robstad, Academy of Dance, KHiO
In a black box setting Bandlien presents his doctoral project. Working with professional dancers he shares the practice of mesmerizing, a tool for recognising recurrences occurring in certain situations, events, actions and movements within the artistic process. Dance credits: Ann-Christin Berg Kongsnes, Magnus Myhr, Roza Mostaghi, Marte Reithaug Sterud.

31.10.2018: Arctic Day UiO, University of Oslo
Presenter: Andrew Morrison. Electronic installation art and interaction design investigating ways to think forwards from the work of Birkeland.
Co-authors: A. Steggell, B. Bandlien, H-J. Wallin Weihe and A. Rowe
– Invited artistic research talk to this transdisciplinary research event, with international guests.

26.11.2018: Masaryk University, Department of Environmental Studies, Brno, Czech Republic
Presenter: Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe. Introduction reflections on identity and landscape from blue anemone to the choreography of dance – the amphibious project.
Invited research talk for professors and students at the Department of Environmental Studies

24.01.2019: Enacting and dancing on amphibiousness
Artistic Research Week 2019, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Led by Amanda Steggell, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien with Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe
This open seminar/workshop has two parts. Part 1: Creature from the Black Lagoon. Participants enact a short scene from the film Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Part 2: The dance of evolution: From one cell to becoming human. Participants learn the dance.

28.06.2019: Floating Arctic University Expedition (NArFU)
Presenters: Amanda Steggell, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Amphibiousness -Svalbard
Performance lecture on the research vessel ‘Prof. Molchanov’ on the Barents Sea. Investigating new choreo-topographies for engaging in artistic knowledge creation in contexts and times of increasing complexity.

On Ny-Ålesund research station, Norwegian Polar Institute presentation, 01.07.2019
Why is Ny-Ålesund important? Introduction by Geir Andersen, Head of the Institute. Led by Harald Steen, Head of the Programme
Poster presentation, Amanda Steggell, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Amphibiousness – Svalbard

On Svalbard UNIS presentation, Longyearbyen, 04.07.2019
Current research projects, led by Ane Hammervoll Bjørsvik, Head of the Academic Affairs
Poster presentation, Amanda Steggell, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Amphibiousness – Svalbard

31.10.2019: PASSAGE seminar
Amphibious Trilogies, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Led by Amanda Steggell with project members
Invited guests: Snelle Hall, Dean, Academy of Dance (KHiO); Dr Ingri Fiksdal; Prof Efva Lilja; Dina Brode-Roger, Ph.D candidate, KU Leuven; Prof Jeremy Welsh, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (NTNU)
This event draws together experience and insights from this leading senior level three-year collaborative transdisciplinary artistic research project. Focus on the theme of PASSAGE, partner to Island and Pond, in the Amphibious Trilogies project.

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19-20.09.2018: Coast and Harbour Annual Conference 2018 
Kystverket Tromms and Finnmark, Honninsgvåg, Norway
Participator/working group: Amanda Steggell
Themes: Clean sea and harbour – climate and environmental measures along the coast. Sea road further – how to strengthen sea transport and port development in the north?

13-17.01.2019: DARKNESS 2019, Island Dynamics Conference
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Presenter: Andrew Morrison. Discovering a New Teralla for Dark Times: Aurora Imaginaris.
Co-authors: A. Steggell, B. Bandlien, H-J. Wallin Weihe and A. Rowe

3. DEFSA Conference 2019
Keynote, Andrew Morrison

11.10.2019: Anticipation 2019
Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
Conference, curated session: Design, relational ontologies and futurescaping.
Led by Prof Andrew Morrison (AHO), and with participation from: Mr Corbin Raymond: Stellenbosch University (SUN), South Africa; Mr Bruce Snaddon, Dr Alettia Chisin, Ms Monica di Ruvo: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) South Africa; and Prof Amanda Steggell: Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Norway.

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META.MORF Festival Biennale 2018, Trondheim, Norway
Live mapping from memory, Amanda Steggell. Curator Michelle Teran, The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art. Galleri KIT, 12-25 March 2018

Recurrences II, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Bærum, Norway, 7 April 2018

Sensitive Chaos, Maihaugen Open Air Museum, Lillehammer, Norway
Three enactments: Libation, Thomas Prestø; Liquid colour, Kyuja Bae, Katarina Skår Lisa; Pond Ballet led by Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, 5 May 2018

Dancing recurrences, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, commission, ‘The Sea is History’, Museum of Cultural History (UiO), Oslo, 5 June 2018

Aurora Imaginaris, electronic installation by Anthony Rowe, DARKNESS 2019, Island Dynamics Conference, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 17 January 2019

Amphibiousness working exhibition, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), 1-29 April 2019

Dancing recurrences, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Bærum, Norway, 29 November – 1 December 2019.

List actual
Performative practices

  • Tai Chi Tai Chai
  • Dance of Evolution
  • Brynjår’s works /events
  • from workshops
  • from web
  • installation (Svalbard)
  • videos online
  • narratives
  • interactive ‘game’


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