Guided bike ride through Fyllingsdalen tunnel
Join a free guided bike ride through the longest cycle and pedestrian tunnel to the suburbs of Fyllingsdalen on Tuesday, October 17, arranged by Kunsthall 3,14! The bike tour will inspire to notice logistical systems, details and facts in everyday life that we might take for granted.
Kunsthall 3,14 exhibits the American artist and researcher Benjamin Gerdes’ video montage ‘Connecting the world takes every one of us’ until October 22. Gerdes is interested in technological and logistical infrastructures that underpin contemporary communication, mobility and social life. The transmission of data – to watch a movie from a streaming platform, to order a product online with a couple of clicks, or to pay without cash – are seemingly immaterial and abstract. Gerdes’ montage makes visible how these systems are, in fact, propped up by heavy industry with massive spatial and electrical demands that are an enormous burden for the environment.
We will bike from Kunsthall 3,14 towards Minde and through the tunnel to Fyllingsdalen. While cycling, we listen to an episode of Kunsthall 3,14 podcast: Dare to Hear, which is a collage of interesting and strange facts about tunnels.
Bring a friend to the ride – the tour is a great opportunity to experience the longest pedestrian tunnel in the world, celebrated also by the international media, but yet unnoticed by many locals.
The trip takes one hour in total. However, after 30 minutes, you can take the light trail / Bybane back to the city center from Oasen/Fyllingsdalen. Bring your own headphones and a bike. The podcast collage will be published soon on Spotify!
The event is free, and it will be partly in English and some in Norwegian.
Ps. Have you noticed the Monday Lecture held by Benjamin Gerdes 16.10. 10.00 at the Art Academy in Bergen?
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Benjamin Gerdes is an artist, writer, researcher, and organizer working primarily in video and related public formats. He is interested in intersections of radical politics, knowledge production, and popular imagination. His work focuses on the affective and social consequences of economic and state regimes, investigating methods for art and cultural projects to contribute to social change.
After two decades in New York City, he is presently based in Stockholm at the Royal Institute of Art, where he directs the Swedish Research Council-funded artistic research project Ghost Platform: Generating the “Complex Image” of Data, Labour, and Logistics. In addition, he maintains an ongoing research affiliation with the Department of Visual Culture at the Technical University of Vienna.