05. – 07.12.2022 | Artist talk and workshop

Nikhil Vettukattil: Artist talk and workshop

Still from Fremmedgjøring/ Alienation (2021), 4K Digital Video, 12minutes 38 seconds

Nikhil Vettukattil will present a lecture on his artistic practice, followed by a two-day workshop as part of the Institute for Scene Experiments, entitled "Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like". The Institute for Scene Experiments is a fictional institution devoted to the investigation, production and dissemination of scenes, a situation for exchanging knowledge around different technical aspects of filmmaking and performance. We will analyse, deconstruct and reconstitute elements of scenes for camera, exploring alternative ways of staging narrative, framing, sound, etc. ISE aims to reflect on the film crew as a social form. We shall aim to engage the generativity and potentialities of scenes independent of plot, development and conclusivity through a form of open rehearsal for camera. For this particular workshop we will work with methods from Marcel Broodthaers' 1975 exhibition Décor: A Conquest as a point of common reference.

NIKHIL VETTUKATTIL (b. 1990, Bengaluru, India) Artist and writer who lives and works in Oslo.

Using a range of media such as sound, installation, performance, text, sculpture, and video, his practice questions modes of representation and image-making processes in their relation to lived experience and historical context. He has previously exhibited at venues such as the National Museum of Norway (2022), Kunsthall Oslo (2022), K-U-K, Trondheim (2021), CAPC, Bordeaux (2021), Art Hub Copenhagen (2021), K4 Galleri, Oslo (2021), Louise Dany, Oslo (2020), EKA Gallery, Tallinn (2020), Kristiansand Kunsthall (2020), and Le Bourgeois, London (2019). Forthcoming projects include ADBK (Klasse Widmann), Munich (2022), KW Institute, Berlin (2022), Camden Arts Centre (2023), Tromsø Kunstforening (2023) and FELIX GAUDLITZ, Vienna (2023). He is a member of the art collectives Tenthaus and Carrie, as well as a part of Atelier Kunstnerforbundet (2021-2023). As a member of Tenthaus he will co-curate MOMENTUM 12 Biennial in Moss opening in June next year.

Artist talk 05.12.2022 7 – 9 pm at Studio Widmann A 2.30

Workshop 06.12 / 07.12.2022 11 am – 6 pm and 11 am – 2 pm at Klasse Widmann A 1.01

The talk and workshop will be held in english. Open to all students. The number of participants for the workshop is limited.