21 & 22 April 2018

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Partners
Norwegian Crafts
Atelier
B-Open
OCA
Plot
Subjekt


Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ormstad, Ottar

Digital prints, books, video-poems

Based on his concrete poetry, Ottar Ormstad has published several books, produced animated video-poems, exhibited darkroom-photography, and graphic art. He is known for yellow letters and y’s that perform to image and music in motion. His works are screened on experimental film festivals and usually premiered in venues devoted to literature in programmable media (also known as digital or electronic literature). In the last years he has collaborated with the Russian composer Taras Mashtalir (as OTTARAS), and performed in festivals arranged by the Electronic Literature Organization in Portugal, Canada and Norway.

Member of NBK/NG

When17
letsspendthenighttogether, dig.trykk 2013

Planned projects and exhibitions

Part of the project ‘Nordic Letterprint Collaboration’, with several exhibitions in the Nordic countries and England.
Finishing the third video-poem based on my book ‘the phonebookpoem’ together with the Russian composer Taras Mashtalir for the festival of the Electronic Literature Organization in Montreal in July 2018.
Plans for new digital prints and a new book.

CV

books (selection)
het still, 2003
AUDITION FOR FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE, 2004
telefonkatalogdiktet: samlaget, 2006
bokstavteppekatalogen, 2007
when/the book 2013

electronic poetry
svevedikt: Afsnit P, 2006 (selected in the European ELMCIP collection)
het still & y (yellow poetry): Nokturno, 2007
LYMS, 2009 (screened in 19 countries)
when, 2011 (selected in the international ELO-collection ELC 3)
natyr, 2013 (based on a painting by Knut Rumohr)
mooon, 2015
YELLOWFLOWERPOWER, 2017
with Taras Mashtalir (music) as OTTARAS, videos by Alexander Vojjov:
LONG RONG SONG, 2015
NAVN NOME NAME, 2016
KAKAOASE, 2016
SOL, 2017

solo exhibitions (selection)
“when”; Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo 2013
Tarp Festival, Vilnius 2014

collective exhibitions (selection)
Schriftfilme, ZKM/Karlsruhe, 2013
Typemotion, FACT/Liverpool, 2014
Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, 2015

screenings (selection)
E-Poetry Festival, Barcelona 2009, New York 2011, London 2013, Buenos Aires 2015
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin/Münster 2010, 2014, 2016
Cologne OFF, 2011
Moscow Int. Film Festival. 2012
Videobardo, Buenos Aires 2012, 2014, 2016
Doctorclip, Rome 2013
700IS Reindeerland, Reykjavik 2015
Conference and Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization, Brown Univ. 2010, Paris 2013, Victoria/Canada 2016
P’silo – Images contre nature, Marseille 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

OTTARAS performances (selection)
Conference and Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization, Bergen 2015, Victoria/Canada 2016, Porto 2017
101 Festival, St. Petersburg 2016

Open on: Saturday

Address

Helle Kaarem/Ruth Ekeland, 4. etg

Sinsenveien 11, 0572 Oslo
Metro: Carl Berner, Tram/bus Rosenhoff

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