22—23 April

Film premiere and artist talk with Viktor Pedersen

Welcome to the premiere of the film “Gjæringstanker” by Viktor Pedersen, shown on 30 screens in O’Reilly’s sports pub, Markveien 35B, Oslo.

28 November, at 19.00-21.00.
The film is in Norwegian, with English subtitles.
The artist talk will be in Norwegian.

November 17 2022
A red, empty, underwater landcape, perhaps from inside a brew. The subtitles reads: "Restraint was never our strongest trait."
Film still from "Gjæringtanker" by Viktor Pedersen.

Film premiere and artist talk

Welcome to the premiere of the film “Gjæringstanker” by Viktor Pedersen, followed by a conversation with the artist. Pedersen is this year’s recipient of the Coast Contemporary Award, an art award given out in a collaboration between Oslo Open and Coast Contemporary.

The event is free, and open to all.

O’Reilly’s sports pub is located in Markveien 35B, Grünerløkka, Oslo.  


19.00 Film premiere: Gjæringstanker (approx 20 minutes)
19.30 Artist talk with Viktor Pedersen and Liv Bugge (in Norwegian)

Viktor Pedersen (b.1988) works interdisciplinary with video, performance, sound, and text. In his artistic practice, he approaches non-human intelligence to look at how we interact with other organisms in conscious and unconscious ways. Through storytelling Pedersen employs the perspectives of different beings—an alien from another dimension, how yeast influences society, or the bacteria in his own body. Through these voices he desires to challenge and play with the idea of human exceptionalism. Pedersen received his MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2020, and his BFA from the Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing in Tromsø in 2016. Recent solo exhibitions include Dancing With Dionysos, Galleri Memphis, Oslo (2022) and The Skin, A Border, Studio17, Stavanger (2021). Selected group shows include The Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad (2021), and Høstutstillingen, Oslo (2020 and 2022). He is the founder and organiser of the platform Wild Seeds.

Liv Bugge (b. 1974) lives and works in Oslo. She is educated from the Oslo Academy of Art (KHiO) and HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Art), Antwerpen, Belgia. Bugge did her PhD at KHiO, 2019. She was represented in this year’s Venice Biennial exhibition, The Milk of Dreams. In her practice Bugge works across a range of media, such as film, sculpture and installation.

Tanja Sæter offentliggjør prisen til kunstneren Viktor Pedersen.
Tanja Sæter announces the award to artist Viktor Pedersen. Photo: Coast Contemporary