VIS issue 6 ”Contagion” presents five expositions that show contagion as an artistic concept, in reflections and analogies, in artistic experiments and in-depth studies, in living examples of how performative touch and transmission has been complicated and made impossible under restrictions and i
SOFT TO THE TOUCH: PERFORMANCE, VULNERABILITY, AND ENTANGLEMENT IN THE TIME OF COVID
What is the nature of human touch and human contact in contemporary music performance, both in general and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?
THE PLOT, THE COMPOSITOR, AND MOURNING/MISTAKES
In the Summer of 2019, a small family forest fell victim to a spruce bark beetle plague. Unusually mild winters caused larvae numbers to explode, and extreme drought weakened the otherwise more resilient trees.
VIRAL DRAWINGS: TRANSMISSION BC / QT / AV
This exposition reflects on the drawings I was making at different stages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CORONA INFLUENTIA OCH DEN MÖRKARE MATERIAN
In my practice as an artist, I constantly return to the dark agency of cosmic and (micro)biological matter. I explore how it may transform, “infect” or enter into symbiotic relationships, that are linguistic, visual, and trans-material in the spirit of Karen Barad.
CONTAGION AS A CREATION MACHINE
The exposition ”Smitte som skapelsemaskin” (Contagion as a creation machine) is based on the artistic project Kroppsliturgiske eksperimenter that explores the boundaries emerging when performing arts and human bodies enter the sacred space of a church.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE THEME CONTAGION
Filmed discussion between Anna Lindal, musician, and main editor of issue #6, Eliot Moleba, PhD candidate in theater direction at KHiO and Gunhild Mathea Olaussen, scenographer and sound artist, about the theme of VIS #6, “Contagion”.