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Tor Bjørge

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Masters of the universe

PRESENTED ON MAR 10, 2017
IN BERGEN @ VOL 8

A homage to my childhood

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Reconnecting to the Universe

BY KINGA KIELCZYNSKA
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 15, 2009

Kinga Kielczynska disguises her sculptures, graphic and performance art as a talk about "a secret cult, that is trying to reconnect to the universe". Having lost the togetherness of man and nature, Kinga travels to energetic locations with other "cult members" to perform rites and exercises to be one with nature. The fact that they steal a lamp from the hotel lobby to channel the sun's energy seems natural. Sensual, profound and ... funny!

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Childhood Drawings

BY ERIC CHAN
@ VOL 91 ON APR 25, 2012

Eric is a Canadian designer now based in New York, and in this presentation, he shares the childhood creations he produced as a kid, and shows how they link up to and influenced the work he creates these days. (in English)

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Fine Design

BY ANDREW CRONAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

As an architect, Andrew Cronan has a special insight into design. So when he thinks about the universe and our existence as intelligent life within it, he marvels at the precision that went into the design of the entire universe, from the big bang all the way down to the microscopic level. He makes the case that if circumstances had been even a fraction off anywhere within that spectrum, we would not be here. So it's no wonder that he believes there had to be a designer behind it all.

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The Heavens Declare

BY ANDREW CRONAN
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2014

If you want an idea of the vastness of the universe, a good scale of reference is helpfull. Andrew Cronan uses Williamsburg's main avenue, Duke of Gloucester Street, to give some relative scale to our solar system, but then takes us to the far reaches of our galaxy, and beyond. For Andy, when he looks at those marvels beyond, it is easy to see the presence of God.

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Das Astromobile - die Sternwarte auf Rädern

BY ROBERT SEEBERGER
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 27, 2014

Robert Seeberger an astronomer from Vorarlberg, guides us on a walk through the universe. His presentation is about all - all the stars, all the galaxies and all the milky ways. He allows us a peek through his telescope and takes us on a journey to the depths of the universe.

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Surprising Childhood Universe

BY DELPHINE VAUTE
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

"I am a draftswoman and work on the theme of the childhood. I create a dreamlike world populated with animals in reference to the imaging of the tales populated with anthropomorphic beings. As can be seen, I mix bodies, hybrid.
My images can seem soft and childish in the first reading but there is always a detail which can question or put ill-at-ease. It is the subject that I handle since my studies in School of Fine Arts: the question of the dead body and the obscenity, what cannot or must be shown in our western society.
I use the motive for the body of the child which is not still adolescent. In the border between the childhood and the grown-up world. A child who is not so innocent and who can be cruel. I like working around this theme for my various exhibitions.
The departure of my images are the natural history books which invade my work table. A fascination which follows me for a long time.
My workspace is blocked by books, objects which I collect in my strolls, attic sale and which are for me of the triggers of images.
We often propose me exhibitions where we give carte blanche to me I like inventing a graphic story. Tell stories by the images, so letting to the spectators the leisure invent also their own story.
My last project is a story which began in 2011 with a fanzine grouping images on the theme the childhood, animals and cruelty. This project became this year a book Yvonne, l’Enfant Château. Story of a girl, one summer, living alone with his father. A kind of Alice in Wonderland in more disturbing.
It is interesting to see how the public receives my images. My gesture is decided to shock the spectators by showing in a diverted way or by mentioning topics taboo. Certain people attracted at first by drawings are shocked and can have surprising reactions between the rejection and the advice to make me look by a specialist …
Some times ago, a person pushed me on another technique for an exhibition. The painting brings me a new approach and a method to my work. A liberation of the gesture. I always raise the same subjects. I keepin the final phase a report with the line". Delphine Vaute {in french}

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Many masters, many lessons

BY DANIEL MAZZINI
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Daniel Mazzini takes us on a journey through time and tells us about the most important masters, teachers andmentors he met throughout his life.

He would like to help to make us aware of the important people in our lives and how they influence us. He hopes that his story will encourage us to feel grateful about our masters and for the way in which they helped us become the persons we are today.

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The Things You Remember From Childhood

BY HANA ISHIKAWA
IN CHICAGO

Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

BY REUBEN GAZER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.