Brynhild Bye-Tiller
Woven Network Nordics
Participatory work
  *  Kintsugi
    Keep on writing
    100 meters
    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 photography
  Seven Cleaning Workers
    East Jerusalem, Palestine
    Palestinian gestures
    Away game
    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
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Kintsugi (2020-2021)
Participation & Photography & Book & Exhibitions & Public space


NORWAY: The Kintsugi Project (2021) began in Norway during the COVID-19 pandemic when a group of women came together to discuss, investigate and share experiences of being ‘Next of Kin’. They asked themselves what does it mean to be next of kin, and what happens if for some reason you are not able to be the next of kin? The project began with a mobile photography workshop, which became the basis for further research and exhibitions. The group was asked to use their voice through photography. To tell a story about being next of kin through the camera lens. In addition, they did, share personal stories from their lives.

The first iteration of The Kintsugi Project was exhibited in Trondheim in summer 2021, with a secondary exhibition in Levanger and a third exhibition at Studio 44 in Stockholm.

The Kintsugi Project is based on Brynhild Bye-Tiller’s socially engaged, photographic art practice, which continually explores the tensions between participation and documentary photography. Bye-Tiller’s work examines authorship, authenticity, method, usability and structure, and corresponding concerns about what kind of elements exist and how to use them in art.

Bye-Tiller will also produce a publication that documents and makes the project and the art works available. A publication that documents the process and examines current artistic issues. The book will be launched on October 2021.

Kintsugi is a cooperation between the artist Brynhild Bye-Tiller, several organizations within prevention and mental health (Norwegian Red Cross, For Fangers Pårørende, Link Trondheim) and members of the public. The project is supported by Trondelag county, Trondheim municipality and NBK Vederlagsfondet.

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Exhibition period:
Trondheim: June 26th until July 16th, 2021
Levanger: August 4th until August 8th, 2021
Levanger: August 19th - September 2nd, 2021
Stockholm: September 24th - October 10th, 2021

  Document archive:
Exhibition invitation (img)
Invitation exhibition opening (pdf)

Venue: Norway  

Outdoor exhibition Trondheim June 2021