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During the FAEN 2019 program at Atelier Nord, TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre will launch the second edition of The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art.

The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art is a collection of printed publications covering the Norwegian Media art field. This collection represents the most comprehensive knowledge and documentation of media arts in Norway, in terms of history, artistic activities, artists, and developments in the field. 

The project aims at strengthening the media art field’s presence in the broader art scene in Norway. The intent is also to contribute to the future development of the media art field in Norway, through providing a solid basis of the field’s history and collected knowledge in one, complete archive. The project further encourages growth in media arts publications in Norway, which is necessary not only to provide an overview of the historical importance of media arts in Norwegian culture but also to ensure the ongoing development of the field in the future.

The second updated edition of the Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art consists of 147 printed publications. It includes 44 new titles of recently released exhibition catalogs and books about the field as well as older publications and field reports that have been found through the archival work. 

These are all important documents and references to the media art field’s development and presence in Norway. The research has not only to gathered well-known works, but also uncovered what Alessandro Ludovico defines as “sleeping knowledge”: publications that have been published only in few copies, and in several cases forgotten in some storage.

Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art serves as a discursive platform to explore, uncover and analyze the female artists role in the experimental arts. The Temporary Library project was initiated by Alessandro Ludovico. The Norwegian edition is produced and maintained by TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre. It was first launched for the Meta.Morf – The 5th Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology in 2018.

Read about the project at: temprarylibrary.no