Brynhild Bye-Tiller
 
 
Biography
     
Participatory work
    Kintsugi
    Keep on writing
    100 meters
  *  Ramallah Trondheim Series
    Apertura Namdalseid
    Bridging Zip-Code 65
    Three Ways of Framing
    My home
    Forgo
    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
   
Exhibitions
Books
Writings
Portfolio photo (Opens in New Window)
Archives
   
   
   

 

 

   
 
Ramallah Trondheim Series (2012-2015)
 
 
PALESTINE: 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? The Palestinian team were between 12 and 24 years old at the time they visited Trondheim in the summer of 2014. They lived with Norwegian host families and participated in the football tournament Scandia Cup and played a friendship match against a local team, Trondheims-ěrn.
Exhibitions & Workshops & Lectures & Participation & Public art & Photo  

PALESTINE/NORWAY: The project "Ramallah – Trondheim Series" was an international collaboration between the artist Brynhild Bye-Tiller and a fotball team from the organization Sareyyet Ramallah in Palestine.

RAMALLAH TRONDHEIM SERIES contained several activities: Five travels to Ramallah for the artist Brynhild Bye-Tiller, Three lectures held by the artist, conversations, meetings, project management, home visits to football player, one photo workshop, shooting, one photographic book, a ten-day stay and journey to Norway for the Palestinian team, collaboration with the Norwegian team Trondheims Ørn, use of social media and three exhibitions featuring several photographic series. Hence the title RAMALLAH – TRONDHEIM SERIES.

The focus of the project was; "Can photography change the narratives around Palestinian 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 were 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.

The photographic work was concerned with identity, gender and stereotypes. About humanizing Arabs. Not the extreme polarized version. The project was deliberately blurring the lines between participation and documentary. The social and practical situations that emerged during the project was the very space where documentary photography and socially engaged art encountered each other. It was in this tension between a broad documentary activity and participatory methodologies RAMALLAH TRONDHEIM SERIES could find something new.

The photo workshop executed in occupied West Bank was open for photographers, students and local artists. Four participants from the workshop participated in the exhibition held in Ramallah. This provided a different perspectives on the project key content. "Gender, identity and misconceptions". A workshop will also exchange knowledge and provide another kind of contact between me, a Norwegian artist and the local artists rather than just producing an exhibition.

 

EXHIBITIONS NORWAY & PALESTINE
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller        
         
PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller
 
 
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller  
PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES: TRUTH ON THE GROUND        >> See the whole series. Single images
 
brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller brynhild bye-tiller  
PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES: THERE IS NO FOOTBALL FIELD IN THE CITY OF  RAMALLAH

 


 
EXHIBITION RAMALLAH, PALESTINE   EXHIBITION TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
Exhibition period April 20 th - 30 th 2015   Exhibition period September 17 th - 24 th 2017
Venue: Al- Tireh street, Sareyyet Ramallah, downtown Ramallah, occupied West Bank, Palestine.   Venue: Our Lady's Church and North-East quadrant of the Market Square in Trondheim, Norway.

 

Art work: 5 photographic series and 1 facebook-assembly.

Details:

1 series with portraits in color outdoor around 7 large pine trees with 28 large format photographies.

1 series with 50 small format portraits in color indoor.

2 series with 30 medium sized format documentary photographies in color indoor.

1 series with 60 small format documentary photographies also in color indoor.

1 assembly of 60 facebook screen shots on the wall from the players private facebook pages.

In addition to my own photographic work 4 local and international photographers was invited to participate.

Local participants:
Shadi Baker. Title: Athletic women: "Passion and glory". Photo.

Qais Assali. Title: "Female wanted". Photo.

Paul Lorgerie and Franziska Grillmeier. Title: "Nabi Saleh, the story of women fighting for liberty". Photo & text.

Documents:

Press release exhibition Palestine (ENG) April 1st 2015

Invitation opening of exhibition 2015

invitation opening of RCDF, Sareyyet 2015

Draft Programme RCDF 2015 2015

Pictures of the exhibition in Ramallah 2015

Pictures of setting up the exhibition in Ramallah 2015

Pictures of the opening of the exhibition 2015

Invitation artist talk/lecture 2015

brynhild bye-tiller Soundtrack from the exhibition opening in 2015 & the Captains speech on behalf of the players .aiff

brynhild bye-tiller Talking to the players for the first time .mp3

 

PHOTO WORKSHOP IN PALESTINE 2015

Invitation photo workshop 2015

Invitation Workshop Photography - ARA 2015

Invitation Workshop Photography - ENG 2015

Pictures from the photo workshop in Ramallah 2015

 

facebook
More pictures on Facebook

 

 

 

Art work: 2 photographic series.

Details:

1 photographic series THE THRUTH ON THE GROUND with 37 photographies printed on metal and mounted on 32 stone slabs placed in a semicircle around a sun dial in the north-east quadrant of the market square.

1 photographic installation AWAY GAME with 9 vertical roll-ups (2 metre tall) with portraits in color placed in a tight tactical battle formation inside the tower hall of Our Lady's Church.

Documents:

Poster The Truth On the Ground (ENG) 2017

Poster The Truth On the Ground (NO) 2017

Poster Away Game inside the church Trondheim 2017

Poster Away Game inside the church Trondheim 2017

Invitation exhibition Norway 2017

Poster exhibition Norway 2017

Poster concert for Palestine 2017

Pictures from the exhibition in Trondheim 2017

Opening speech 2017 (NO)

 

A TEN-DAY STAY IN TRONDHEIM FOR THE PALESTINIAN FOOTBALL TEAM SUMMER 2014

Press release (NO) May 29 th 2014

Diploma Best player Friendship match 2014

Diploma Participating in Friendship match 2014

Program in Trondheim, Norway June 2014

Invitation for friendship match PDF 2014

 

Documents:

Project plan Last updated 01.05.2017

Letter of invitation

Information meeting for the Norwegian host families, Trondheim, Norway.

Letter of invitation Sareyyet Ramallah, Scandia cup

Letter of invitation RCDF

The project was a cooperative effort between the Norwegian visual artist Brynhild Bye-Tiller, a Palestinian Women's Football Team from Sareyyet Ramallah, the main partner Sareyyet Ramallah, a Norwegian Women's Football Team from Trondheims-Ørn, Norwegian host families, the Municipality of Trondheim, the Norway Football Association, the Sports Club Freidig, Vanvikan Scouts and other local partners.