Kai Residency invites you to the residency circle of Hilde Methi, introducing her recent projects and research. The residency circle takes place at Kai Art Center on Thursday, December 2nd at 6pm. Hilde Methi will give a presentation Thinking Tide, Sensing Scale which introduces a few projects that are inspired by the multitude of inhabitants, struggles and processes that reside and take place within the intertidal zone — works that departed from Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF 2019) in Northern Norway, which Methi co-curated.


Hilde Methi is an independent curator based in Kirkenes, in Northeastern Norway. She builds up long-term collaborative projects infusing artistic ideas in local contexts. She co-curated LIAF 2019, Lofoten International Art Festival, including The Kelp Congress, in Svolvær and in other villages in the Lofoten archipelago (2018-2019). She conceived Dark Ecology (2014-2016) with Sonic Acts (NL), which over three years commissioned and presented temporary site-responsive installations and performances in the Norwegian-Russian border area and in Amsterdam. Some of the commissioned works were later presented as a spring programme in Salt Oslo in 2018. She co-curated Hábmet Hámi/ Making Form in Sámi Centre for Contemporary, Karasjok, in 2018, presented in Tromsø Kunstforening and Terminal B in 2019. She co-edited The Kelp Congress book published in 2020.


The residency circle takes place at Kai Art Center’s auditorium and will be held in English. It is free of charge.


Kai residency is kindly supported by the Nordic Culture Point and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.


We kindly ask all participants to present a COVID-19 certificate (proof of vaccination or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days) and wear a mask during the event.