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2012  100 METRES

100 metres

Several thousand participants from 6 to 16 years old in the county of Nord Trøndelag in Norway, are invited to participate in the art project "100 metres". They are given the task of filming themselves while they walk the best short distance they know. Apr. 100 meters. Hence the title. The films are collected in an online archive and parts of the material will be exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Nord-Trøndelag in the summer of 2018.

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  ramallah contemporary dance festival 2014
 
2015-2012  RAMALLAH–TRONDHEIM SERIES 

Ramallah–Trondheim Series

Can photography change the narratives around Arab women? How does photography influence our understanding of both the role of women and women's opportunities to participate in sport in the Middle East?

Through several photographic series, little known stories from deep within the Palestinian contemporary Arab culture are told. Other stories than we ordinarily see through media. Stories about the Women's Football Team from Sareyyet Ramallah. About the player's everyday-life, their participating in football activities and their trip to Norway the summer of 2014.

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  ramallah-trondheim series

 

 

2008  APERTURA NAMDALSEID

Apertura Namdalseid

How are women and the female form depicted in photography through modernism. How can photographs trigger memories and structures of meaning among the elderly residents in a health and care institution.

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icelandic tales

 

 

2008  BRIDGING ZIP-CODE 65

Bridging Zip-Code 65

When an artist works with other people in co-creation of a public outcome, what kind of challenges and possibilities does participatory methodologies and documentary photography offer? Is it possible to find a new context in the tension between the two modes of process and outcome, when photographic subjects also become participants and co-creators of artistic work?

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RECEPTION, THE 1ST TRIENNIAL OF COMMUNITY ARTS, APRIL 1ST – JUNE 5TH 2016
IN HELSINKI–KEMIÖNSAARI–TURKU–MYNÄMÄKI–RAUMA–PORI–VAASA, FINLAND
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2008  ICELANDIC ENCOUNTERS

Icelandic encounters 1989-2015

How to cultivate narrative methods and literary form from an artistic point of view? How to use both long and short encounters with people as a raw material to produce a book?

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  icelandic tales

 

   
rcdf   ON/OFF STAGE

ON/OFF STAGE – Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival 2014

Are there any cultural activities happening in occupied territories in the West Bank? If yes, what kind of activities and at what level?

ON/OFF STAGE looked behind the scenes of the International Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in 2014. The Norwegian visual artist and photograher Brynhild Bye-Tiller followed the dancers, the meetings, the performances and other activities. A kind of road movie in search of honest authenticity and moments of recognition with an aesthetic and intuitive approach to the material.

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  ramallah contemporary dance festival 2014
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2014  EASTER PARADE BEHIND THE WALL

Easter parade behind the wall – Holy Saturday (Sabt el Nour) and the Holy Fire

How do they celebrate Easter behind the wall? If all? Do muslims and christians celebrate together?

A holy annualy miracle happens i Christ's tomb in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. A blue light emanates spontaneously and eventually forms a column containing a form of fire, from which candles are lit and spread in the orthodox world. The fire is also said to spontaneously light other lamps and candles around the church. Pilgrims and clergy claim that the Holy Fire does not burn them.

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2015-2011  OCCUPIED WEST BANK SCOUTS

Occupied West Bank Scouts

The Palestinian Scout movement has made a strong comeback in the Arab and international arenas.

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easter behind the wall

 

 
 
2013  THREE WAYS OF FRAMING

Three ways of framing - Women with or without immigrant background

What's the situation for immigrant women married to Norwegian men in district communities in Norway? What kind of role can immigrant women have in the local community? Can they unfold on their own terms and use their expertise and experiences?

Can contemporary art provide alternative perspectives on social and cultural challenges?

The 10-15 local participants came from Lithuania, China, Thailand, Poland, Russia, Eritrea and Norway.

This was the second of two productions. 2 / 2

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  three ways of framing

 

 

2014  CHRISTMAS TIME WEST BANK

Christmas time and Christmas three lightening, West Bank Palestine

Christmas time and Christmas three lightening in Ramallah and Manger Square in Bethlehem, West Bank.

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  christmas in the west bank

 



2012  DOCUMENTING WHILE CARING

Documenting while caring

How to use personal experiences in a documentary way? How to be a caregiver and a photographer? How to capture and preserve the story of the battle against a brain tumor?

Bye-Tiller was deeply involved in the last months of her mothers life. She did the same work a few years earlier when her brother also died of cancer. Both stories raises life's big questions and is a personal work.

 

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  documenting the last months
   
 

 

 

2012  MY HOME / HEIM ÅT MÆ / HJEM TIL MEG / HEIMA HJÁ MÉR / ANG AKONG BALAY / BAN CHAN / NA SO / rusisk

My home

What's the situation for immigrant women married to Norwegian men in district communities in Norway? What kind of role can immigrant women have in the the local community? Can they unfold on their own terms and use their expertise and experiences?

Can contemporary art provide alternative perspectives on social and cultural challenges?

The local participants came from Russia, Iceland, Norway, the Phillippines, Thailand and Kenya.

This was the first of two productions.
1 / 2

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  my home

 

 

2011  FORGO

Forgo

What have you for one reason or another, chosen to – or been forced to - forgo in your life?

Forgo was a part of the exhibition "To have - To own". The base for the activities started out in the periphery, in being out on the edge, researching the periphery of thoughts. The curatorial task focused on expansion.

Forgo arranged several sewing and embroidery workshops in cooperation with local women's groups in Vaasa, Finland and Trondheim, Norway. The collaboration led to two exhibition works; an assembly of embroideries and a sound and photo installation.

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  forgo
 

 

2011   LABOR MOVEMENT

Labor movement - Labor Day

Street photography on Labor Day in Trondheim, Norway. Artists fighting for the artist-run institution in the city and freedom of speech. Nurses fighting for their rights. The Working Environment Act is under pressure. No to social dumping. Fighting for a Palestinian state. Solidarity and democracy are slogans in the parade.

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  labor day in trondheim
   
   
2011  THESE WERE NOT CHOSEN

These were not chosen

How do media cover news? What kind of editorial photography do news editors choose? How to tell a story with photography?

Can contemporary art form an opinion based on photography combined with interactions with the public.

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  these were not chosen

 

 

 

2011  INVISIBLE – VISIBLE 

Invisible – Visible

How to highlight the educational work beeing done in the kindergarten? How to start a discussion about the work and make the staff visible for what they actually do?

"When art takes the form of situations and human encounters, it takes a more democratic role, which is much harder to do from the gallery wall. Then art is about far more than itself, namely how the inhabite the world together."

Quote art historian Solveig Lønmo.

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  invisible - visible

 

 

 

 

2010  REYKJAVIK RIOTS

Reykjavik riots

When is it enough? When is the rubber band stretched too far?

The Icelandic people lost their houses and cars after the financial crises in 2007. They threw their keys against the politicians and the new Icelandic Parliament October 2010. The conditions were very difficult. A deafening wall of sound was made of empty barrels, pots, fire alarms, vuvuzelas and drums in protest against the new government.

 

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2010  THINGS TEND TO BECOME DIFFERENT THAN YOU THINK

Things tend to become different than you think

How to work with documentary photography which reflects the title; "Things tend to become different than you think"?

Can photography and interviews be a way to relate to, and meet other people? Both individuals and groups.

Through a site-specific presentation of different local people. A young entrepreneur, a freelance journalist, a tutor in an elementary school, a store manager at Bunnpris, a firefighter, a Muslim woman during Ramadan, a municipal employee, a dog, a woman trying to find new accommodation and a woman who attended Yoga and dancing.

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2009  70NAMDALSEID09

70Namdalseid09

What is your relationship to your birthplace or family home? Is there a difference between young peope living in rural districts and young peope living in the urban areas? Does the stereotypes fit? Where do you belong? What's your identity?

Length: 6. min. 10. sec

 

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  70Namdalseid09

 

 

 
2008   SUBWAY PORTRAITS

Subway portraits – Subway 5

Inspired by Walker Evans, Subway Portraits in New York 1930s.

Length: 2:09 min.

 

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  subway portraits

 

 


 
2008  WOMEN IN HEALTH- AND CARE WORK

Women in Health– and Care work

How to highlight the positive qualities of being a woman in care work. What is the connection between health and culture development?

During the project, absence due to sickness amongst employees went down from 20% to 13 %. Later on it returned to the original level. Was this due to the Hawthorne effect or was it a result of participatory implementation? This had never happend before and one of many possible reasons could be that the employees felt seen and appreciated, as they said in the survey.

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  women in health and care work

 

 

 
2008  08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Andrine
08:00 am – 06:00 pm

What's school like and life for a 16 year old?

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2005  DISPLACEMENTS AND BEGINNINGS

Displacements and Beginnings

"I believe we go through certain crises, some internal struggles, where we have to shift gear and be honest with ourselves. We need something to hold on to." Quote Just Loomis. 

DISPLACEMENTS AND BEGINNINGS represent a cross-road for Bye-Tiller. This body of work told different stories. They were fragments, glimpses of tales that could be intertwined to create a greater unity; like films where several storylines take place at the same time. Some pictures displayed little and seemingly unimportant props that were recognizable to the spectators from own daily life; an invitation to include personal experiences whilst studying the picture. Others were unpredictable, mystical and a bit haunting with ambiguous stories. Others again remained untold and forced the audience to make up their own tales that could lead them in many different directions.

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1998  OLD NORSE SETTLEMENTS

Old Norse settlements – Landnåm

How to approach a material from different points of view?

The nature photographer in search of nature's magic moments and the visual artist creating new images based on known reference points such as the present, nordic history and literature.

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  old norse settlements
 
 
1998  TARGET

tarGET

What happens when seven artists live and work together in an abandond pig-farm in Iceland for a limited period of time? How does the situation of working so closely to each other influence the end result?

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