Brzeski, Samuel

new media / text / voice / installation

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lørdag 17. september 2022 --
Studio 337

My current work searches for the place and presence of the emotive body within the post-digital swirl of language. This involves exploring the inherent structural malleability of language through contradiction and disruption, alongside investigations into platforms of digital information transfer. Repetition, dalliance, deconstruction and humour are used purposefully, yet playfully; walking a thin line between tragedy and comedy, between sense and nonsense, between signification and sonority. Working primarily with acts of reading and vocal semantics, the works investigate how the emotional impacts of digital culture are manifested through text- and voice- based mediums.

I treat language as raw material from which to work from: moulding, stretching, deconstructing and transforming physical texts on screen and within speech sound through the performed and recorded voice. Works materialise as theatrical video and sound installations, vocal compositions, hybrid texts, and publications.

USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen



I hold a BA in English Literature from University of Sheffield (UK), an MA in Fine Art from Bergen Art Academy (NO) and attended the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles (US).

Recent projects of note include exhibitions at The Norwegian National Museum (Oslo), bb15 Space for Contemporary Art (Linz), Chao Art Centre (Beijing), Babel Visningsrom (Trondheim), Studio 17 (Stavanger), Galleri Box (Gothenburg), Østre, Visningsrom USF and KRAFT (Bergen), and performances at Black Box Theatre (Oslo), Bergen Assembly, Østre, Lydgalleriet and Galleri Slakt (Bergen). I have published multiple artist books, published poetry and several hybrid texts in a selection of journals, and am a regular contributor to the magazine Contemporary Art Stavanger. Between Feb 2020 and Mar 2021 I was writer in residence at Lydgalleriet (Bergen).

Performance anxiety, exhibition overview, BABEL Visningsrom, Trondheim, 2022 (photo: Susann Jamtøy)
into wanderer lonely, solo exhibition, Studio 17, 2021 (photo: Eivind Egeland)
Just be glad it's not you, 3 channel video sound and light installation, Østre, Bergen, 2022 (photo: Thor Brødreskift)
Yep that's the mood, performance, from Bergen Centre for Electronic Art Symposium 'The Only Lasting Truth is Change', 2021 (photo: Nayara Leite)