Down in the Bog: Hibernation

Illustrasjons-/bannerbilde for Down in the Bog: Hibernation

The exhibition 'Down in the Bog: Hibernation' takes us on a deep dive into the curious ecosystem of peatlands.

Open March 22 - May 12, 2024 at Tromsø Kunstforening / Romssa Dáiddasiida

With exhibited works by Ingrid Bjørnaali, Fabian Lanzmaier & Maria Simmons, Ensayos, Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen, Concordia Klar, Enn Kärmas & Villu Järmut, Kristina Norman, Randi Nygård and Laura Põld, in addition to a discursive program with a range of Peatland workers from across the arts and science community, and live concerts by Elina Waage Mikalsen and Eva Väljaots. More names TBA.

'Down in the Bog: Hibernation' is an exhibition and a place for learning and sharing from peatlands around the world, arguing for the need of increased attention and care. 'Hibernation' is the first of the three chapters of the overall project 'Down in the Bog - Thinking with Peatlands'. Slowly growing, like peat forming, this project-in-process is composed by Karolin Tampere. The works on display, the discursive and live program, aim at large to give poetic, imaginative and dreamlike nutrition to more sturdy layers of awareness, knowledge and care. To together learn from the ecosystems of Peatlands.

'Down in the Bog - Thinking with Peatlands' is led by an ambition to create cross-pollinating meeting grounds for art, environmental issues and the public. The exhibition project emphasizes the sharing and embodying of knowledge and awareness to create attention towards the need for increased care of peatland areas, locally, nationally and internationally. Practically and conceptually the topic of Peatlands will act as a guiding map and compass to learn about historical, cultural and contemporary changes in the environments around us in Sápmi, Northern Norway, Estonia and selected locations internationally.

The project will continue its second chapter Sporulation presented at EKKM (Estonian Contermporary Art Museum) in Tallinn June 14 - September 1 2024, to return to Tromsø with the third and deepest layer. The symposium 'Thinking with Peatlands' will respond to the resonances activated alongside the forming of the previous chapters. Save the date for the 3 day symposium September 27-29 2024
Stay tuned! More information will follow.

The project is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council



With invited contributors and guests, the exhibition will at moments create a framework for concerts, conversations and meals. A stage for sharing themes and listening experiences that open up and connect us to familiar and unfamiliar stories from peatlands and their cultures. 

Note: To not miss details and possible changes of dates, times or places, please also follow information from Tromsø kunstforening / Romssa Dáiddasiida online 

The exhibition is part of Karolin Tampere's ongoing research as a PhD fellow in artistic research at Tromsø Art Academy - UiT The Arctic University of Norway and The Faculty of Fine Art, University of Bergen. Tampere is also part of  the research group Worlding Northern Art (WONA) at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway.

When: 19.04.24 at 12.00–17.00
Where: Tromsø Kunstforening / Romssa Dáiddasiida, Mellomvegen 82, 9007 Tromsø
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests
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