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The Tidal Sense is a project by Signe Lidén and the podcast has been produced by Peter Meanwell, based on recorded conversations between Lidén and Grace Dillon, Arjen Mulder, Geir Olve Skeie and the 6th grade at Ramberg School.

Signe Lidén has been one of the four artists-in-residency during the Tides residency programme that ebbed and flowed through the LIAF year. She stayed in the small village of Ramberg in the western part of Lofoten.

The research process during the residency at Ramberg has opened up a series of questions, both through an ongoing experiential encounter with the structure and material of the canvas, and through its position within the intertidal zone. The questions, “How can the tidal make sense as a figure of long-term thinking?” and “What would constitute the tidal sense in itself?” were not only starting points for Signe’s residency, but they also formed the basis for a collection of recorded conversations with Grace Dillon (Indigenous Studies & Literature), Arjen Mülder (Biology and Media Theory), and Geir Olve Skeie (Neurology and Music), as well as talks with local visitors and the children from the school in Ramberg.

You can listen HERE.

Lidén’s work The Tidal Sense was commissioned by the 2019 edition of LIAF, the Lofoten International Art Festival, curated by Neal Cahoon, Hilde Methi, Karolin Tampere, and Toril Østbye Haaland.

The Tidal Sense will be presented during the LIAF 2019 exhibition, 30th August to the 29th September, and as part of the performative and discursive programme, Thinking Tide, Sensing Scale, as a communal listening event with live Q and A, on the 7th September 2019 in Lofoten.

Thank you to Geir Olve Skeie, Grace Dillon, and Arjen Mulder for their generous contributions. Many thanks to 6th grade at Ramberg School.

Signe Lidén, The Tidal Sense, 2019, sculptural sounding canvas in Ramberg for LIAF
Photo: Dan Mariner