Caroline Bergvall (b. 1962) is an internationally renowned, London-based Norwegian artist, writer and performer. Her work spans art forms, media and languages. The recipient of numerous awards and commissions including the Centre Pompidou’s prestigious Prix Litteraire Bernard Heidsieck Prize, Bergvall’s work frequently develops through exploring material traces, literary documents and linguistic detail, language and literary history, sites and histories, hidden or forgotten knowledges. Her sparse textual, spatial and audio works often expose hidden or difficult historical/political events. One of Bergvall’s widely praised works is her book and collaborative performance Drift (for voice, electronic text and percussion) (2014-16), which combined a rewriting of the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘The Seafarer’ alongside reports from sea migrants and refugees from recent years.
Photograph by Christa Holka, 2018
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