The city of Halden, Norway, is situated in the south-easternmost part of the country.
The city and a publication company
together invited artist Yngve Zakarias to produce an art project of some duration in and for Halden.
The place lacking local art institutions, the idea was to establish all the necessary
conditions needed in an adhoc, performative way.
Based on the stipendium from the company Ide og Reklame, with support from the city and others,
five exhibitions were held in five select localities. These were Konservativen,
which is the oldest theatre stage in Norway, but at that time still in bad repair;
in the public library; in Erlandsens Conditori on the main street; with Institute for Energy Technology (IFE),
and in the county college, where also the website was built. In addition, tours and talks were organised,
reflecting on the nature of the spaces, determining situation, material and results workshop-like.
Over all, eventful networking distributed the project locally, with only peripheral importance of
institutionalised measure. The five localities that were housing the project spanned a wide range of
situational condition, exposed through the different approaches in methods and technique requiered to
function in this context.
This included the shifting of activity between situations.
For example, installing a functioning high-tec lab event in a derelict storage space environment.
BOOK As part of the project, a book was published: Yngve Zakarias, "20 years of work"
with text: "Mediator of Knowledge" by Timo Valjakka,
in Norwegian, English, German, Finnish versions,
62 Pages, printed in Berlin, ISBN 9783000017483 | 3000017488 | 3-00-001748-8 | 978-3000017483 | 978-3-00-001748-3