Announcing a new commission: Sidsel Christensen

24/06/2013

Announcing a new commission: Sidsel Christensen

Following a successful call for proposals from Norwegian artists, in partnership with NABROAD / Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad, we’re delighted to announce that Sidsel Christensen has been commissioned to create a new moving image work in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Study for Composition X will be created on location in Berwick in August, capturing the geological qualities of the landscape and coastal line using the human form; the artist’s body as an interactive framing devise. This work is a development of a previous intervention in the landscape on the west coast of Norway, building on a series of video paintings commissioned by Open Gallery in London.

The work will be installed on two opposing screens: one presenting the original videos created on the Norwegian coast, in which the artist faces across the North Sea to the UK, and the other presenting the new work, to be filmed in Berwick, in which the artist will return her gaze over the water. Responding to the Festival’s theme, North by Northeast, the work will connect the two coastal locations.

Study for Composition X is being commissioned with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Arts Council England, in partnership with the NABROAD/ Norwegian Collaborative Organisation for Contemporary Art Abroad and Open Gallery.