On January 14 we celebrated the digital exhibition opening of Woven Network Nordics project!
Our four international artists [Brynhild Bye-Tiller (NO), Emma Hirsk (SE/IE), Dina Abu Hamdan (DK/JO) and Katarzyna Piórek (SE/PL)] presented their work which is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the role of women and women artists, using digital tools and socially engaged approaches.
Brynhild Bye-Tiller showed us how she worked with social photography during the pandemic. “The coronavirus showed us which profession performs a social critical task. The cleaning workers became the everyday heroes. But where are those people today?“ Brynhild captures what is below the surface of a portrait. She captures the essence of people.
Brynhild Bye-Tiller: Three Articles
My individual work for Woven Network Nordics and final exhibition titled “Three Articles”, consists of three journalistic articles as single web-pages linked together as related stories. Each page presents one story from The Kintsugi Project (2020-2021), with titles like: “I’m terrified of infecting someone else”, “Being next of kin – so much more than family” and “Powerful visual stories about next of kin”. The “Three Articles” are based on The Kintsugi Project which began in Norway during the Covid-19 pandemic, when a group of women came together to discuss, investigate and share experiences of being ‘Next of Kin’. They asked themselves what does it mean to be next of kin, who are next of kin? Is it your family or someone else? and what happens if for some reason you are not able to be next of kin?
Brynhild Bye-Tiller (b. 1968, Levanger, Norway) works with documentary photography, methods of collecting and processing documentary material and participatory methodologies to address themes of gender, social justice and migration. She is a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and Iceland Academy of the Arts. She has completed several collaborative art projects and exhibitions in Norway, Europe and the Middle East and is the recipient of several scholarships and awards. www.brynhildbye.no