Brynhild Bye-Tiller
Artistic practice

Participatory projects

  100 metres
  Ramallah Trondheim Series
  Apertura Namdalseid
  Bridging Zip-Code 65
  Three Ways of Framing
  My home
  These were not chosen
  Things tend to be different than you think
  Invisible Visible
  Women in Health- and Care Work
Documentary & Other artistic works
  Participatory observation and documentary methods in Edit Palestine
  Away game
  The truth on the ground
  On/Off stage
  Documenting while caring
  Easter parade behind the wall
  Occupied West Bank Scouts
  Immigrants and refugees to the Nordic countries
  Icelandic Encounters
  Labor Day
  Reykjavik riots
  Subway portraits
Early work
Portfolio photo (Opens in New Window)
Participatory observation and documentary methods
in Edit Palestine (2019)
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Photography & Book  

NORWAY: The exhibition Participatory observation and documentary methods in Edit Palestine presents pictures, a book and a lecture.

In her work, Brynhild Bye-Tiller investigates questions related to the method of collecting and processing documentary material, cultural stereotypes and movement in space and surface in storytelling photographic expressions. People, daily life and condensed situations in private and public spaces in Palestine are pervasive in the work Palestinian gestures displayed with 19 large-format colour photographs. By participating directly in an environment, Bye-Tiller shows how participation can change a documentary photography. She examines the structures and methods that allow human contact to blend with traditional photographic approaches. In her most recent projects, 100 meters (2017-2018), Ramallah Trondheim Series (2012-2017) and Brigding Zip-Code 65 (2016), the issue of participation was central. She invites public institutions, organizations, associations, volunteers, individuals, groups, artists and other professionals to participate in her projects.

In a new collaboration with Palestinian Balqees Rjoub, participation has led to a joint book; East Jerusalem, Palestine. Rjoub has written free texts to Bye-Tiller's photographs from Jerusalem. The book will be launched during the exhibition opening on Saturday 26 October. In a lecture, somewhere between being performative and informative, Bye-Tiller will present her artistic strategy with examples from projects she has completed. The lecture will say something about documentary and participation, what kind of questions she asks, what methods she uses, how an artist can work with a material and the artist's role in a conflict area. The lecture will be held in Norwegian.