Artist-in-residency USF, Bergen, Norway
USF, Bergen, 13.6 2014 – 03.01 2015.
During USF Verftet, Bergen winter residency Ljiljana is working on a conceptual prose titled “who?” makE künst based on strategies of copying, appropriation and experimenting with different forms of literature and visual art. “who?” makE künst is focuses on questions around contemporary art practice, dialogue about artist and ideas related to who make art, how it is made, is art important, what is the role of the artist in the Era of Globalization etc.
Ljiljana Maletin arrived in Bergen inspired by writers like Jostein Gaarder, Loe Erlend or Knut Hamsun and painter E. Munch, as well.
In Bergen, she was working on a novel about a female author inspired by one of Serbia’s most important prose writers, polyglot and essayist, Isidora Sekulić (February 17, 1877 – April 5, 1958) and her book “Letters from Norway” (1914), a remarkable meditative travelogue, written during Isidora’s trips from Oslo to Bergen.
Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic in Norway, 2012.
The United Sardine Factory (USF) is located at the Georgernes Verft. This old factory was once the largest cannery in Norway. Now, USF is a multiple cultural arena, unique in size and variety. Arts and culture are produced, organised and presented in several forms and genres. Our neighbours in the area at Verftet includes Carte Blanche Contemporary Dance company, the national broadcasters TV2 and Bergen International Theatre – BiT. USF Verftet is run by the Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF foundation. Spread out on 12 000 sqm, about 200 people in independent enterprises operate within the areas of art, crafts, music, dance, dramatic art, design and architecture, literature, film and video, internet and multi-media. Moreover, one find rehearsal studios for music and accommodation for dance, media workshop and literature. Several cultural organisations and companies involved with the cultural industry are located in the building. In order to strengthen connections between local artists and artists from abroad, the Bergen Council and USF Verftet hosts an artist-in-residence programme, offering studios and arrangements for two international artists.
A publication called NORWEGIAN STORY, a book over 100- pages long counting extracts from works of Norwegian writers and photographs taken during my stay in Norway. Research and writing project.
In Serbian language. Color.
Writing on a fictional novel about Serbian women art critic who came in Norway and who was inspired by norwegian literature and culture.
Articles by Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic about Norwegian artist published in Belgrade daily newspaper called Danas during August 2012.
Norwegian Scream, Danas, Belgrade, 2012.
Country of social equality, Danas, Belgrade, 2012.