Lydbank, Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway

A one-day exhibition in the bank Sparebanken Vest, Kaigaten 4 the 14th March from 08.30 15.50 by Leon Milo, Jørgen Larsson, Maia Urstad, Jana Winderen, Thorolf Thuestad and Jørgen Træen as part of Borealis Festival 07. Produced and curated by Lydgalleriet / Maia Urstad.

The artists works were presented in between the bank workers desks and daily activities, in the doorway, stairs and in the vaults.

Jana’s sounds were based on hydrophone recordings in and arround the glacier Vatnajökull, hydrophone recordings of catfish in the warm river Ping, melting of ice arround a frozen down hydrophone in the river Akerselva, melting of snow in Norway, canals and rivers in various location arround the world.

Jana also sent small sampels of melting ice sounds by Bluetooth to the public in the bank, for them to bring home or to play together as miniature public consert by mobile phone. There were LCD displays in the bank of the glacier Vatnajökull and instructions on how to receive the Bluetooth transmitted MP3 files.