The article “ ’Skyvelære’ (While Attempting to Balance)” by Ellen Røed is published in the latest issue of InFormation (Vol. 2 issue 2). The article consists of a short text and a video. This is a special issue on Contemporary Art Didactics, edited by Associate professor Boel Christensen-Scheel. Editorial assistant has been Ph.D. Candidate Charlotte Blanche Myrvold.
Abstract: Visual artist, Ellen Røed, developed her practice by combining technological experimentation with images and an interest in how those images function in a performative context. As a research fellow in visual arts at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, from 2009–2013, Røed employed a variety of instruments to explore parallels and contradictions between video art and natural sciences, all centered on how we relate to our surroundings. In her own research, she interviewed scientific researchers as a basis for making art. She also experimented by using scientific instruments to create images. The result was a number of works that reflected on randomness, gestures, improvisation, and other informal aspects of formal knowledge. These works were shown in the Skyvelære exhibition at Gallery 3,14 in Bergen from June to August 2013. This text has been developed on the basis of material written at Bergen Academy of Art and Design on the occasion of the exhibition.
Keywords: art, video, gesture, standards, science, knowledge, performativity, rhythm, artistic research, Sarabande, International Pyrheliometer Comparison.