OSLO PILOT in collaboration with PRAKSIS

PRAKSIS and OSLO PILOT invites 2015 Jarman Award winning artist Seamus Harahan to lead a one-month residency in Oslo from 20th May to 21st June 2016.

Harahan has selected the theme ‘mucker mate’, and PRAKSIS is now inviting applications from local, national and international potential participants. This residency is interdisciplinary and applications are welcomed from artists, musicians, anthropologists, curators, writers, and others with relevant experience and interests.

Deadline is 25 March 2016. Further information // www.praksisoslo.org/apply-2


‘Mucker’ and ‘mate’ are prevalent slang in Belfast where Harahan lives and works. They most often project warmth and community, but they can also harbour a false intimacy. This residency is about new meetings, about connection, about character, about understanding and misunderstanding people, place and cultures. It is about bringing together a community and seeing what happens, be that: deep anthropological debate or collective music making (for example).

Seamus Harahan will be exploring Oslo, intuitively following personal interests in sound and music: folk, electronic, noise, experimental, found. He may be film making, he may be drawing, he may become absorbed in other interests. The residency provides a studio space, but residents are likely to also come together in parks, pubs, by the fjord; making the most of Oslo.


PRAKSIS residencies are run in collaboration with established arts professionals and organisations in Oslo, developing themes and events that bring together communities to explore and develop ideas and creative practice.

PRAKSIS aims to provide an environment for development and professional growth. Selections will be made on the basis of each individual’s demonstrated potential to participate in and benefit from involvement in the residency to which they have applied. Applications are welcome from practitioners of differing ages and experience levels.


OSLO PILOT is a two-year project curated by Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk to investigate the role of art in and for the public realm and to lay ground for a future periodic art event in public space. OSLO PILOT is initiated and financed by the City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Norway.