SCB2019_artists_Michelle_Marie_Letelier

The Bone is a Virtual Reality interactive experience enabling the audience to be inside the skull of a wild salmon. Floating in the middle, a pair of otoliths will grow during the entire Screen City Biennial', revealing the salmon's voice reflections, accompanied by a specially dedicated Sámi Yoik. These reflections relate to philosophical and ecological questions regarding farming, domestication and inter-species coexistence with Atlantic Salmon, from an eco-philosophical and Sámi perspectives. This work is part of the ongoing project Transpose, which explores the relationship between Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in regard to Atlantic salmon aquaculture, landscape management and manipulation towards living marine resources.

The Bone has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial 2019.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Script: Michelle-Marie Letelier & Martin Lee-Mueller
Scanning: Bergen Academy, courtesy of BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Skull: Bergen University (UiT) Natural History Museum
Scientific advice: Professors Anne Karin Hufthammer, Arild Folkvord, Karin Limburg, Karin Pittman & Johnny Magnussen
Research advice: Prof. Harald Gaski, Ánde Somby, Sápmi Center for Contemporary Art, Karolin Tampere
Yoik singer: Ánde Somby
Salmon's character voice: Martin Lee-Mueller Production in Lofoten: tbc Sound design: Christian Bart
Production: Interactive Media Foundation in cooperation with Artificial Rome
Venue partners: Kolumbus

The Bone has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial and will be premiered during the upcoming edition Ecologies - lost, found and continued.

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).
 

"The Bone is a Virtual Reality interactive experience enabling the audience to be inside the skull of a wild salmon. Floating in the middle, a pair of otoliths will grow during the entire Screen City Biennial', revealing the salmon's voice reflections, accompanied by a specially dedicated Sámi Yoik. These reflections relate to philosophical and ecological questions regarding farming, domestication and inter-species coexistence with Atlantic Salmon, from an eco-philosophical and Sámi perspectives. This work is part of the ongoing project Transpose, which explores the relationship between Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in regard to Atlantic salmon aquaculture, landscape management and manipulation towards living marine resources".

The Bone has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial 2019.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Script: Michelle-Marie Letelier & Martin Lee-Mueller
Scanning: Bergen Academy, courtesy of BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Skull: Bergen University (UiT) Natural History Museum
Scientific advice: Professors Anne Karin Hufthammer, Arild Folkvord, Karin Limburg, Karin Pittman & Johnny Magnussen
Research advice: Prof. Harald Gaski, Ánde Somby, Sápmi Center for Contemporary Art, Karolin Tampere
Yoik singer: Ánde Somby
Salmon's character voice: Martin Lee-Mueller Production in Lofoten: tbc Sound design: Christian Bart
Production: Interactive Media Foundation in cooperation with Artificial Rome
Venue partners: Kolumbus

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).
 

"The Bone is a Virtual Reality interactive experience enabling the audience to be inside the skull of a wild salmon. Floating in the middle, a pair of otoliths will grow during the entire Screen City Biennial', revealing the salmon's voice reflections, accompanied by a specially dedicated Sámi Yoik. These reflections relate to philosophical and ecological questions regarding farming, domestication and inter-species coexistence with Atlantic Salmon, from an eco-philosophical and Sámi perspectives. This work is part of the ongoing project Transpose, which explores the relationship between Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in regard to Atlantic salmon aquaculture, landscape management and manipulation towards living marine resources". The Bone has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial 2019.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Script: Michelle-Marie Letelier & Martin Lee-Mueller
Scanning: Bergen Academy, courtesy of BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Skull: Bergen University (UiT) Natural History Museum
Scientific advice: Professors Anne Karin Hufthammer, Arild Folkvord, Karin Limburg, Karin Pittman & Johnny Magnussen
Research advice: Prof. Harald Gaski, Ánde Somby, Sápmi Center for Contemporary Art, Karolin Tampere
Yoik singer: Ánde Somby
Salmon's character voice: Martin Lee-Mueller Production in Lofoten: tbc Sound design: Christian Bart
Production: Interactive Media Foundation in cooperation with Artificial Rome
Venue partners: Kolumbus

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

 

"The Bone is a Virtual Reality interactive experience enabling the audience to be inside the skull of a wild salmon. Floating in the middle, a pair of otoliths will grow during the entire Screen City Biennial', revealing the salmon's voice reflections, accompanied by a specially dedicated Sámi Yoik. These reflections relate to philosophical and ecological questions regarding farming, domestication and inter-species coexistence with Atlantic Salmon, from an eco-philosophical and Sámi perspectives. This work is part of the ongoing project Transpose, which explores the relationship between Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in regard to Atlantic salmon aquaculture, landscape management and manipulation towards living marine resources". The Bone has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial 2019.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Script: Michelle-Marie Letelier & Martin Lee-Mueller
Scanning: Bergen Academy, courtesy of BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Skull: Bergen University (UiT) Natural History Museum
Scientific advice: Professors Anne Karin Hufthammer, Arild Folkvord, Karin Limburg, Karin Pittman & Johnny Magnussen
Research advice: Prof. Harald Gaski, Ánde Somby, Sápmi Center for Contemporary Art, Karolin Tampere
Yoik singer: Ánde Somby
Salmon's character voice: Martin Lee-Mueller Production in Lofoten: tbc Sound design: Christian Bart
Production: Interactive Media Foundation in cooperation with Artificial Rome
Venue partners: Kolumbus

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

 

"The Bone is a Virtual Reality interactive experience enabling the audience to be inside the skull of a wild salmon. Floating in the middle, a pair of otoliths will grow during the entire Screen City Biennial', revealing the salmon's voice reflections, accompanied by a specially dedicated Sámi Yoik. These reflections relate to philosophical and ecological questions regarding farming, domestication and inter-species coexistence with Atlantic Salmon, from an eco-philosophical and Sámi perspectives. This work is part of the ongoing project Transpose, which explores the relationship between Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in regard to Atlantic salmon aquaculture, landscape management and manipulation towards living marine resources". The Bone has been commissioned by Screen City Biennial 2019.

Concept: Michelle-Marie Letelier
Script: Michelle-Marie Letelier & Martin Lee-Mueller
Scanning: Bergen Academy, courtesy of BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Skull: Bergen University (UiT) Natural History Museum
Scientific advice: Professors Anne Karin Hufthammer, Arild Folkvord, Karin Limburg, Karin Pittman & Johnny Magnussen
Research advice: Prof. Harald Gaski, Ánde Somby, Sápmi Center for Contemporary Art, Karolin Tampere
Yoik singer: Ánde Somby
Salmon's character voice: Martin Lee-Mueller Production in Lofoten: tbc Sound design: Christian Bart
Production: Interactive Media Foundation in cooperation with Artificial Rome
Venue partners: Kolumbus

BIOGRAPHY

Michelle-Marie Letelier (Chile, 1977) lives and works in Berlin. Her installations, photographs, videos and drawings encompass orchestrated transformations of natural resources, alongside extensive wide-ranging, interdisciplinary research into the landscapes where their exploitation and speculation take place. Her work juxtaposes different epochs, regions and societies, examining political-economic, historical and cultural aspects. Since establishing in Berlin in 2007, she has focused her research on five resources: coal, copper, saltpetre, wind and, more recently, Atlantic salmon, in order to create a poetic work applying their properties - such as electrical conductivity, crystallisation and liveliness. In her practice, she experiments with chemical and physical transformation processes that produce the artworks themselves, as well as their poiesis, beyond the extractive industry and its forms of control. Michelle-Marie Letelier obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2000 and has participated in postgraduate programmes such as Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT (Berlin) and as guest student in the Experimental Media Design studies at the Universität der Künste (Berlin). Her work has been shown internationally in galleries, museums and institutions, among others: CNB Contemporánea (Buenos Aires); Monumento a Los Héroes (Bogotá); El Museo de Los Sures (New York); Stiftelsen 3,14 (Bergen); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago); Cini Foundation (Venice); Errant Bodies (Berlin); Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago); Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (Santiago), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago) and Kommunale Galerie Charlottenburg (Berlin). She has been a resident at ISCP (NYC, 2014), USF (Bergen, 2017), Kunstnerhuset (Svolvær, 2018), Magallanes2020 (Punta Arenas, 2018), ISLA (Antofagasta, 2018) and Troms fylkeskultursenter (Tromsø, 2019).

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