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 M/S Stjernøy, foto: Gunnar Holmstad

M/S Stjernøy, foto: Gunnar Holmstad


Oppmøte Harstad Hurtigbåtkai 16:30 / Avreise 17:00 / Rundturen er gratis, men påmelding er nødvendig.

Tidal Pulse er et stedsspesifikt lydkunstverk og en visuell reise i dialog med omgivelsene og landskapet, ombord på den lokale rutebåten MS Stjernøy på rundtur i Harstads skjærgård, av kunstner Enrique Ramirez, kuratert av Vanina Saracino.


A site-responsive sound piece and visual voyage by Enrique Ramirez

Curated by Vanina Saracino

During one single journey lasting three hours, the local speedboat Stjernøy transforms into Tidal Pulse, a temporary world emerging from the aftermath of the environmental crisis, interweaving the abyss and the cosmos into a new history of the future. The engine of the boat, its heart and its lung, will guide us like a rhythmical voice through the nightfall and the waters. Our pulse will be soon in sync with the tides and the undertows. Other beings will share space with us intermittently, leaving us to reach smaller islands called by the names of uncharted planets. We will see daylight merging into darkness, geographies blurring. Strange critters will emerge from the depth of the oceans. We will slowly drift into another dimension. Vanina, who curated a special programme with moving images for last year ́s edition, is back again in Harstad this year.


Vanina Saracino (*1984, Italy) is an independent curator and film programmer currently based in Berlin. She is the co-founder of OLHO, an international curatorial project about contemporary art and cinema initiated in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, also shown at Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi (Venice, 2017) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2018). From 2013 to 2017 she curated monthly selections of artists' films on the experimental channel ikonoTV, being also in charge of collaborations and projects with museums and institutions worldwide. With ikonoTV, in 2015, she initiated Art Speaks Out, a yearly exhibition project on the environment and climate change, also shown at the Istanbul Modern Museum (2015) and within the UN Climate Change Conference (Marrakech, 2016). Other projects include 'Fragmented Vision' (The New Gallery Musrara, Jerusalem, 2018); 'Earthly Mutations: Films From the Near Future' (Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, 2018); 'The Crisis of the Horizon' (Small Projects, Tromsø, 2018); 'Lost Dimension' (AMIFF, Harstad, Norway, 2017); 'The Impossibility of an Island' (within TBA21's 'Open Ocean Space x COP23', Bonn and Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, 2017); ‘Adrian Paci: A State of Temporary Permanence’, for Lovely Days at Kino Mediteran, Bol, Croatia (2016); ‘Vertical World – approaching gravity’, (General Public, Berlin, 2012); ‘Un Lugar Habitable es un Evento’ (Centro Cultural Facultad de Artes, Medellín, Colombia, 2012). Graduated in Communication Sciences with a thesis in semiotics of the arts, she holds a masters degree in Arts Management (GIOCA, Università di Bologna) and an MA in Philosophy and Art Theory (UAB, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona).

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Enrique Ramírez was born in 1979 in Santiago de Chile. Since 2010, he lives and works between Paris (France) and Santiago (Chile). He studied popular music and cinema in Chile before joining the postgraduate master in contemporary art and new media of Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains (Tourcoing, France). In 2014 he won the discovery price of Les Amis du Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. He has since exposed in some major places as Le Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton or le 104), France (le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire) and in Central and South America (Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico ; Museo de la memoria, Santiago ; Centro Cultural MATTA, Embajada de Chile en Argentina, Buenos Aires). In 2017, he is invited to the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia curated by Christine Macel. Enrique Ramírez´s work combines video, photography, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. This Chilean artist, who lives and works between Chile and France, often uses image and sound to construct a profusion of intrigues and to occupy the equilibrium between the poetic and the political. His imaginary worlds are attached to one obsessional element—his thinking starts with the sea, a space for memory in perpetual movement, a space for narrative projections where the fate of Chile intersects with grand narratives of voyage, conquest and migratory flows. His liquid images speak of the sparkle of a truth in permanent flight, the backwash of history, always repeating and never the same.

Earlier Event: October 19