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Uncertain Matter at the Nordic House

You are invited to the opening of Uncertain Matter –  a narrative driven audio-installation by Ella Bertilsson (SWE/IRE) and Ulla Juske (EST/IRE)  at the Nordic House this coming Friday. Ella and Ulla are currently residents at the SÍM residency.

Open: Friday 23.09, Saturday 24.09 between 18.00-22-00.

Best time to experience the installation is between 20.00-21.00 both days.

Uncertain Matter 

‘There is no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one.’

– Jorge Luis Borges-

Uncertain Matter explores boundaries between fact and fiction, challenges perception of time, our place in the universe and our future within it. The narrative is based on numerous conversations with amateur astronomers, astrophysicists and botanists from Reykjavik and the surrounding area. The story that unfolds gives a personal insight to the thoughts and reflections of the people the artists have spoken to.

The project is evolving from a three month research residency with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SIM) in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bertilsson and Juske’s collaborative practice deals with narrative-based interpretations that explore the subjective experience of time in relation to a specific community, place or setting. Conversations with people connected to subjects the artists are investigating is crucial and becomes a catalyst for developing new work.


Ella Bertilsson

Bertilsson completed a Masters of Fine Art with a first class honours in 2015 at NCAD (National College of Art and Design) in Dublin/ Ireland. She pursued Literature Studies during 2011-2012 at the University of Södertörns Högskola in Stockholm/Sweden. In 2009 she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art Print with a first class honours at NCAD. Bertilsson (b. Umeå/Sweden 1982) is based in Dublin and has been a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 2009.



Ulla Juske

Ulla Juske (b.1986 in Parnu/Estonia) is an artist based in Dublin. She completed a Masters at the Fine Art Media department in NCAD in 2014 and also has a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2011. She is a member of the artist group SUHE in Estonia. She received the Adamson-Eric award for young artist in 2013 and the Young Artist Prize in 2011. Since 2014 she has been collaborating with Ella Bertilsson. Juske joined Black Church Print Studio in 2016.



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