Geir Tore Holm will begin with a lecture at 10.00, he will start cooking after lunch.
The taste of cod
Norwegian Sea is in these days a battlefield between the thousands of years of fisheries and the contemporary interests in oil and gas, the fundament of todays wealth of Norway. The good status of the nations economy has secured a rich cultural field, as well as a high level of infrastructure, education and a welfare system.
The migrating cod along the coast of Norway represents a different cycle of time and value than the oil and gas. In this tension our relationship to economy and nature is questioned. Do the taste of cod cause different art than the smell of oil?
Geir Tore Holm (b. Tromsø, 1966) is currently a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the artistic research project Poetics for Changing Aethetics. The artist is living and working at the farm Ringstad in Skiptvet, Østfold.
Parallel to individual work that includes video, photography, sculpture, performance and installations, Geir Tore Holm has mediated, written about and been teaching in contemporary art. By initiating Balkong in Trondheim in 1993, using the apartment as exhibition space the contexts of artistic practice and work with art as dialogue in practice has been central issues.
The homebased experiences led to many other activities. In 2003 he initiated Sørfinnset School/ the nord land in Gildeskål, Nordland together with his partner Søssa Jørgensen. This ongoing project includes focus on exploitation of nature, ecology, exchange of knowledge and small-scale architecture. In 2007 Geir Tore Holm was the head of project establishing Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art.
He will start with a lecture at 10.00, and start cooking after lunch.