Caroline Bergvall

Caroline Bergvall, writer and artist based in London. Works across art forms, media and languages. A strong exponent of writing methods adapted to contemporary audiovisual and multilingual and other contextual concerns. Starting-points and source materials readily emerge from both ancient cultural detail and contemporary cultural artifacts or political events. Projects alternate between textual pieces, audio works, drawings, installations, and live performances, often in collaboration. Most recent output Drift (Nightboat, 2014) awarded a Judith E. Wilson Fellowship in Poetry and Drama, University of Cambridge. The performance version of Drift for live voice, percussion (Ingar Zach) and electronic text (Thomas Köppel) toured the UK in 2014 and was presented at Olavsfestdagene, Norway, July 2015. Other publications: Meddle English (2011) and Fig (2005) as well as a DVD of earlier installations Ghost Pieces (2010). Solo exhibitions: John Hansard Gallery (Southampton 2010), Vita Kuben (Umeå, 2014), Callicoon (NY, 2015). Has presented works at: Tate Modern (London), Khoj Centre (New Delhi), Fondation Vuitton (Paris), Mamco Museum (Geneva), NorrlandsOperan (Umeå, Sweden), Powerplant (Toronto), Samtidsmuseet (Oslo), Fundacio Tapies (Barcelona), MCA Denver a.o. Writer-in-Residence, Whitechapel gallery, London, 2014. Current project in development: Raga Dawn, an outdoors sunrise performance. Prologue for 2 voices (w/Anouk Molendijk) premiered in Geneva (June15) and SALT festival, Northern Norway (August15). Full piece for vocal text and electronic bass-harp being prepared and composed for touring Summer 2016. 

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