Trond Lossius is a sound and installation artist living in Bergen, Norway. His projects investigate issues of sound, place and space, using sound spatialisation and multichannel audio as an invisible and temporal sculptural medium in works engaging with the site. His educational background includes a master in geophysics, studies of music and composition at The Grieg Academy, and a research fellowship in the arts at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He is research and development coordinator at BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts. Formerly he has been professor at Department of Art at Bergen Academy and the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. He contributes to development of the software framework Jamoma and Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper, and has published a number of scientific papers relating to this development.
Jeremy Welsh has been active as a visual artist internationally since 1982, working with video, photography, installation, sound and performance. He is represented in several national and international museum collections and university art collections, including The National Museum (Oslo). Trondheim Kunstmuseum, The Norwegian Arts Council, MacQuarie University Art Collection (Sydney).
He is based in Bergen, Norway, and is professor at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. He has formerly been Professor and Dean of Department of Art at Bergen Academy of Art & Design, Director of Film & Video Umbrella (London) and exhibitions & projects co-ordinator at London Video Arts. He has held numerous positions at boards and committees of Norwegian electronic arts organisations as well as the Norwegian Arts Council.
Trond Lossius and Jeremy Welsh have collaborated on numerous projects since 2003. As part of LMW, in collaboration with Jon Arne Mogstad, they have done a series of installations combining paintings, video, prints, and sound. For the past three years their collaboration has been centred around the project “The Atmospherics”. Within this project their shared practice is based on field recording in sound and video, using digital ambisonic surround sound recordings and high resolution (4K) video. The material gathered is processed and edited to form large-scale installations which aim to (re)constitute a sense of place by combining essential elements of a variety of sites and spaces. The resulting artworks are not documentary representations of given sites or places, but are a synthesis of the different elements used, so that the artwork itself becomes a “new” place.