HC Gilje – Barents (Mare Incognitum)

Barents (Mare Incognitum) is an outdoor video installation by HC Gilje in Nikel (RU). The installation shows a slowly rotating view of the Barents Sea: up becomes down, East becomes West. HC Gilje shot the footage for the video in the border zone between Norway and Russia, facing the North Pole. He used his custom-built orbital camera, which slowly rotates around its own axis and captures the world that revolves around it, thus allowing for an atypical exploration and experience of spaces and landscapes. Border and thresholds become invisible, and the potential disaster inherent in the ocean is made visible.

HC Gilje: Barents (Mare Incognitum) from Sonic Acts on Vimeo.

Commissioned by Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi for Dark Ecology. With thanks to the Childrens' Art School in Nikel for providing work space. HC Gilje (NO) works with real-time environments, installations, live performance, set design and experimental video. Gilje’s main interest lies within the perspectives on how different media resonate within a space, both physically and mentally. Gilje has presented his work via different channels throughout the world: in concert venues, theatres and cinemas, galleries, festivals, outdoors and through several international DVD releases. www.hcgilje.com Premiere Dark Ecology Journey 29 November 2015 Trud Stadium, Nikel, RU www.darkecology.net

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