Brzeski, Samuel

new media / text / voice / installation

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lørdag 23. september 2023 --
USF Verftet Studio 337

I am an artist and writer working with language as raw material—through text, the voice or otherwise performed. I explore how digital culture has reprogrammed our relationship to language, and the emotional impacts of this ongoing process.

I do this by moulding, stretching and transforming physical texts on screen, on the page and within speech sound. This can be in a plastic sense, seen in shifting and disintegrating video installations that treat text as image, or semantically, where the very fabric of linguistic meaning is tried and tested through repetition and destruction within vocal performances and sound installations. In these forms I highlight the unstable essence of language: a social medium that is in a constant state of redefinition by its users.

USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen



2023 The burly word catches the erm solo exhibition, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2023 Push on. Shuffle up. Hang tough. solo exhibition, Bærum Kunsthall, Oslo, NO
2022 Blake fruid solo exhibition, bb15 Space for Contemporary Art, Linz, AT
2022 Just be glad it’s not you solo exhibition, Østre, Bergen, NO
2022 Performance anxiety solo exhibition, Babel Visningrom (as part of Meta.morf Biennial), Trondheim, NO
2022 Polar inertia solo exhibition, Galleri BOX, Gothenburg, SE
2021 into wanderer lonely solo exhibition, Studio 17, Stavanger, NO
2021 Spirit of the depths solo exhibition, Galleri KRAFT, Bergen, NO
2021 Death Rattle duo exhibition with Kim Hankyul, USF Visningsrommet, Bergen, NO
2020 Time Crisis Conference collaborative solo exhibition with Robin Everett, Isotop, Bergen, NO
2019 Great socks, bad vibes duo exhibition with Laurie Lax, Rom 61, Bergen, NO
2018 Words which touch each other in strange places collaborative exhibition with Laurie Lax, Joy Forum, Bergen, NO
2018 The density of bone in my brow solo exhibition, Galleri Kronborg, Bergen, NO
2018 Within our own skins solo exhibition, Rom 8, Bergen, NO
2017 Wait solo exhibition, Galerie 207, Prague, CZ
2017 Walking Hitting Dragging Singing Walking Holding solo exhibition, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NO

2023 Deconstruction: Ruins in reverse Pfizer building, New York, US
2022 Booked MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Helsinki, FI
2022 Jeg kaller det kunst The Norwegian National Museum, Oslo, NO
2022 As Below, So Above Haugesund Billedgalleri, Haugesund, NO
2022 Inversia festival Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, RU
2021 Fremtidens Levninger KORO public art commission & online project, Sofienbergparken, Oslo, NO
2021 LOOPING Chao Art Centre, Beijing, CN
2019 Nice question Fridaymilk / Lofoten International Art Festival, WWW
2019 Rewired Digital Narrative Networks Conference, University of Bergen, NO
2019 Very Large Works The Wrong Biennial 2019, online exhibition, WWW
2019 You live here long enough everything becomes a story Tag Team, Bergen, NO
2019 Radio Space Borealis Festival for experimental music, Bergen, NO
2018 Friday the 13th Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, NO
2018 Utspill Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen, NO
2017 Constellations Lumen Studios, London, UK
2017 Ultimo Scenario Haukeland Barneklinikken, Bergen, NO
2016 Cake The Icing Room, London, UK
2016 Homonculus Asylum, London, UK
2015 The Fall of Rebel Angels Gallery 1610, Venice, IT
2015 Koekje Broadway Studios, London, UK
2015 The Misplaced Museum Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK

2022 How to live on twenty-four hours a day European Poetry festival, ICKLECTIK, London, UK
2021 In fact, the dead are dead. Fremtidens Levninger , Deichman Grünerløkka, Oslo, NO
2021 Yep, that’s the mood The only lasting truth is change symposium, Bergen Centre for Electronic Art/Østre, Bergen, NO
2019 As ghosts speak... Actually the Dead Are Not Dead, Bergen Assembly, Bergen, NO
2019 Protest of the physical solo performance event, Galleri Slakt, Bergen, NO
2019 The Heights Performance Art Bergen Festival, Bergen, NO
2019 Until my tongue stiffens collaboration with Kim Hankyul, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2018 Miserable Waiting for the Sun performance festival, Black Box Theatre, Oslo, NO
2018 I can fix this Å Rydde Opp i Gamle Synder performance festival, Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, NO
2018 Things seem paler performance lecture, Bergen Art Academy, NO
2017 Saying things Performance Art Bergen Festival, Bergen, NO
2017 Miserable, I hope you do too solo performance event, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen, NO
2017 Document/ Monument/ Fragment/ Trash TEXST 1, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen, NO

2023 (upcoming) Sonorous Figures solo text collection, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2023 (upcoming) Proud birds fly through windows poetry pamphlett, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2023 (upcoming) I like my men poetry pamphlett, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2023 Vibrational semantics editor of a collection of hybrid texts, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2022 More sound than sense commissioned hybrid text, Contemporary Art Stavanger, NO
2022 Well begun is half done commissioned hybrid text, Contemporary Art Stavanger, NO
2022 The Block essay, SPAM press, Glasgow, UK
2022 Every dream feeds my nights commissioned hybrid text, Contemporary Art Stavanger, NO
2021 G U E S T magazine feature in poetry periodical, Above / Ground Press, Ottawa, CA
2021 PROUST CRISIS artist book with Robin Everett, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2021 into wanderer lonely artist book, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2021 I’m perfecting my body... poetry pamphlet, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2021 PHYSICAL artist book, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2021 MISERABLE artist book, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2021 Black Hole Melodic/ Black Hole Melancholic commissioned hybrid text, Contemporary Art Stavanger, NO
2021 The Paper essay serially published in monthly publication, Good Press, Glasgow, UK
2020 Lydgalleriet: A Retrospective editor and contributor to a compendium of texts, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2020 Emergency Index Volume 9 annual volume on performance practice, Ugly Duckling Press, New York, US
2020 Apprentice Poetry Anthology selected texts in a poetry anthology, SPAM press, Glasgow, UK
2019 I laugh while crying. And I barely cry. poetry pamphlet, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2019 speakerspeaker two: collectivity essay in journal on sound and the voice, Bergen, NO
2019 The density of bone in my brow artist book, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2018 TEXST #2 editor and feature in journal of text-based work, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2017 Vooks are Stupid! collaborative publication as TEXST, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2017 TEXST #1 feature in journal of text-based work, TEXSTpress, Bergen, NO
2015 The Materiality of Ruin residency publication, Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, DE

2018-20 Research Assistant in New Media Bergen Art Academy, NO
2019 The Mountain School of Arts Los Angeles, US
2016-18 MA Fine Art Bergen Art Academy, NO
2006-09 BA English Literature University of Sheffield, UK

2023 The Listening Academy residency and workshop, Berlin, DE
2023 Atelier Nord Studio residency residency, Oslo, NO
2023 Bergen kommune Berlin residency residency, Berlin, DE
2022 CAS Art Writing Residency residency, Contemporary Art Stavanger, NO
2022 Oscillations project residency, bb15 gallery, Linz, AT
2022 Bergen Centre for Electronic art sound studio residency, Bergen, NO
2022 Lademoen residency, Trondheim, NO
2021 Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art residency, Seyðisfjörður, IS
2021 Nyksund Cooperative Studio residency, Nyskund, NO
2020-21 Lydgalleriet year long writer in residence, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2020 Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter residency, Svolvær, NO
2019-20 Returning to Actuality lab, BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Art, Bergen, NO
2019 Speculative Documentation lab, Fridaymilk / Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, NO
2019 Future DiverCities lab, BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Art, Bergen, NO
2018 Stiwdio Maelor residency, Corris, UK
2016 Mustarinda residency, Hyrynsalmi, FI
2015 Lumen Studio residency, Atina, IT
2015 Lichtenberg Studios residency, Berlin, DE      

The burly word catches the erm, solo exhibition at Lydgalleriet, Bergen, 2023, eight channel video, sound and light installation (photo: Thor Brødreskift)
Push on. Shuffle up. Hang tough., solo exhibition at Bærum Kunsthall, 2023 (photo: KUNSTDOK)
Yep that's the mood, performance, from Bergen Centre for Electronic Art Symposium 'The Only Lasting Truth is Change', 2021 (photo: Nayara Leite)
Just be glad it's not you, 3 channel video sound and light installation, Østre, Bergen, 2022 (photo: Thor Brødreskift)