Meta.Morf Manifesto

Meta.Morf manifesto

Artistic and scientific research are continuously challenging and changing our perspectives on life, often implying new philosophical and existential questions.

Biotechnology, nanotechnology, neuroscience and new communication and computer technologies are examples of fields that expand the boundaries of artistic practice, which in turn can contribute to alternative approaches to scientific problems and technology development.

The artist as conveyor and interpreter of new knowledge and research, plays a crucial role in society’s ability to maintain an adequate discourse regarding the use of new technologies and scientific advancements.

Meta.Morf aims for a broader audience to among others present artists, musicians, writers, philosophers, and scientists with projects that in various ways help us broaden our perspectives on life itself.

Meta.Morf initial advisory board 2007 – 2010

Alex Adriaansens (NL), former director, V2_, Rotterdam († 2019)
Clive Kellner (ZA), former director, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Jemima Rellie (UK),  
Jeremy Welsh (UK/NO), Artist, former professor, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art,
Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Zhang Ga (CN/US), Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Beijing

Meta.Morf is produced by Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre

Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre

TEKS  Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre – is a non-profit resource and competence platform for art and technology established in 2002.

TEKS facilitates the production and dissemination of art practices that make use of new technologies, and/or comment on the development of technology and society today.

TEKS is the initiator and producer of the Trondheim International Biennale for Art and Technology – Meta.Morf, the art lab, the publication archive Norwegian Media Art Library, the publishing platform, and FAEN – Female Artistic Experiments Norway.

Artistic and scientific research continuously challenges our perspectives on life, bringing us new philosophical and existential questions. Biotechnology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, and new communication and computer technologies represent examples of disciplines that expand the boundaries of artistic ideas and expressions.

The artist as communicator and interpreter of new scientific insights plays an important role in society’s ability to critically reflect on new technologies and their possible areas of application. Artistic practice can at the same time contribute to innovation and breakthroughs in various fields of research through its ability to operate outside of consensus and recognized positions. works as both an exhibition space, and a laboratory for artistic practices within the field of art and technology. The studio aims to facilitate the production and dissemination of artistic expressions that make use of new technologies and/or shed light on technology development and its application.

EE: Experimental Emerging Art Magazine
Electronic Art in Norway – Art historical overview of the field 1960 — 2020 (book release Nov. 2021)
FAEN – Female Artistic Experiments Norway
META.MORF – Trondheim international biennale for art and technology – Publishing house – Art Lab and exhibition space
The Norwegian Media Art Library – Archive for art and technology based publications

Director: Espen Gangvik
Project manager
and Curator: Zane Cerpina
Studio manager and Production assistant:
Sophia SooYon Lee 

Board leader: Pia Skog Hagerup
Board members: Trond Åm, Leiken Vik, Sigurd Saue

TEKS is funded by the Arts council Norway, Trondheim Municipality and Trøndelag County Council.  /