25.05.2024 – 18:00
Planetarium, Trondheim

Continuing the conversation from Billedkunst no. 1 2023, artist Lesia Vasylchenko will meet writer and art historian Eirik Zeiner-Henriksen at Vitensenteret’s Planetarium. Vasylchenko will talk about her research on the entanglements between human versus technological and geological timescales. The talk will centre around key themes in Lesia’s artistic practice, such as; how to think about Time from a more-than human perspective, and how it is being commercialized and weaponized; how Time could be treated as data and as a resource; how Time could be produced by planetary observation technologies, artificial intelligence and the photographic image. 

There will be screened excerpts from Lesia’s most recent work Chronosphere (2024), that is exhibited at Kunsthall Oslo from April 27–June 9, as an exclusive 360° experience.

Entrance: Free and open to all (capacity is 58 pax, we advise you to come early).

The conversation will be held in English. Duration is approx. 60–70 minutes. Please join us for a glass and/or some food after. Address: Vitensenteret, Kongens gate 1, 7011 Trondheim.

Lesia Vasylchenko.

Lesia Vasylchenko (born in 1990 in Kyiv, Ukraine based in Oslo, Norway) works across a range of media including video, photography and installation. In her research-based practice Vasylchenko is looking into encounters between visual cultures, media technologies and politics of time. She is a co-curator of the artist-run gallery space Podium and a founder of STRUKTURA. Time, a cross-disciplinary initiative for research and practice within the framework of visual arts, media archaeology, literature, and philosophy. She holds a degree in Journalism from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Fine Arts from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Vasylchenko has been recently shown among others at the MUNCH Museum and Henie Onstad Art Center; her recent exhibition “Chronosphere” is currently on display at the Kunsthall Oslo. Her work was shortlisted for the Sparebankstiftelsen DNB Art Prize 2022, and is the recipient of the Sandefjord Kunstforening Art Prize for 2023. Vasylchenko ́s work is part of the collection of Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA / Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki, Finland.

Eirik Zeiner-Henriksen. Foto: Michael Miller.

Eirik Zeiner-Henriksen (born 1993, based in Oslo, Norway) is an art historian who has previously been a regular critic for the art journals Kunstkritikk and Billedkunst. He currently works as Grants Administrator at Office For Contemporary Art Norway (OCA). From 2021 to 2023 he was leading the working committee in the art section of the Norwegian Critics Association and from 2024 he is a board member of Kunstkritikk. He still frequently writes articles for Billedkunst.

This event is part of the event series Billedkunst Live and is produced in close collaboration with the Planetarium at Vitensenteret, Trondheim. Coordinator: Tine Semb, Billedkunst.

The planetarium at Vitensenteret / Trondheim Science Center opened in August 2017 and is Norway’s first 3D planetarium, a premiere resource for inspiring the next generation of space explorers. The planetarium will take you on an unforgettable journey to the universe with spectacular full dome shows. The venue is being used for both film screenings, conferences and educational purposes.

Billedkunst Live is funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation / Stiftelsen Fritt Ord; The Savings Bank Foundation DNB / Sparebankstiftelsen; The Bergesen Foundation / Bergesenstiftelsen; Arts Council Norway / Kulturrådet.