Artist Talks

I offer four different artist talks about my fine art photography projects: I Paint with my Camera, The Essence of Ballet, Words of Mathematics and The Soulfull Tree. Read more about the different talks below. Each talk last about 1,5 hour, but I can tailor a talk specifically to your needs. For booking and prices please contact info@ingridbugge.com.

artist talks

I Paint with my Camera:

In this talk I will take you on a journey through a number of my fine art photography projects. I will tell you why and how my works are made and you will hear some of my favorite anecdotes from my many travels. As an artist I have traveled around the world; gathered inspiration, worked with many amazing creative people and really gotten under the skin of different cultures from around the world – I will share those experiences with you.

The Essence of Ballet: I followed The Royal Danish Ballet for two years, and from my observation I created a collection of collages that captured the soul of the dancers. The art project consists of 63 pieces and they are translated into an exhibition, an art book and an a art film.

Between the Lines: In this art project I have interpreted seven of Søren Kierkegaards essays about existential concepts such as anxiety, despair and happiness. In this project the handwritten texts melts into a collection of underwater photographs of bodies in motion.

Words of Mathematics: This project is made in collaboration with Copenhagen University. The idea was to grasp mathematics as a language and visualize it, so it becomes more than formulars.

Surrender: I decorated the cathedral Grundvigs Kirke in Copenhagen using the theme ‘surrender’. The idea was to explore what does it mean to surrender and how do people relate to the word as well as the concept.

The Essence of Ballet:

The two years I spend with The Royal Danish Ballet has made a mark in me. I am left with a deep respect and understanding of the talent, the passion and persistence it takes to be able to perform the virtuosic art of ballet. In this talk I will tell you stories from my time at The Royal Ballet and how it affected my work. I will talk about ballet as an expression and give you in insight into the process of the art project; the challenges that happens along the way. This talk is a unique opportunity to gets insights about my artistic practice and hear about the hidden adventures that unfold behind the scenes at a royal ballet. Read more about The Essence of Ballet.

Words of Mathematics:

In this talk I will tell you about the scientific and interdisciplinary decoration project, Words of Mathematics. The project is created in a collaboration with Copenhagen University, Nathalie Wahl, who is a professor in mathematics on the Insitute of Mathematics, and John Donaldson, who is also a professor in mathematics. I will provide you with insight into the artistic process and the interdisciplinary collaboration with the academic and scientific world. I will also tell you about my unique experience in using art as a means to communicate scientific research. Words of Mathematics blur the lines between art and science and challenge the traditional way of communicating mathematic. Read more about Words of Mathematics.

Soulful Tree:

In this talk me and actor and storyteller Vigga Bro will tell you about our joint art project Soulful Tree, which we have created with the award winning olive farmer, Catullo Manciocchi. Inspired by old myths, adventurous dryads, and the bucolic scenery of Italy, we have all contributed to  this still expectant art project that explore the souls and creatures living in trees. Our interpretation will result in a collection of photographic pieces, where you can detect the soul of lonely warriors, lovers and mystic creatures. The pieces will be accompanied by Vigga Bro’s incredible stories. In this talk I will tell you about how story turns into art, the connection between art and nature, and artistic collaboration. This is a tactile event and will go very well with food or olive oil-tasting. Read more about Soulful Tree.