– Terminal B is the new Barents hub for genre and border crossing art projects. A place where both establishing and experienced artists can share their interests in the High North with art connoisseurs, an engaged local public as well as visitors and tourists to the Arctic. It is a point of departure for exploration of the Barents borderland in transition – and for discovery of alternative solutions to existing conventions. It is a gateway into and out from the Barents region showcasing exceptional home-grown productions. The Terminal is about uncovering layers, displaying its naked structural concrete and infrastructure. By adding custom-made furniture in cardboard and birch the space becomes personal, Stiv Kuling architects explain. The project and exhibition space was recently established by Pikene på Broen, a collective of curators and producers who have been actively initiating and facilitating artistic productions in and about the borderlands since 2001.
Stiv Kuling architects have established their offices at the Lista peninsula in southern Norway facing the North Sea, and in Sogndal among steep mountains and the narrow Sognefjord. Inspired by the extreme nature and its conditions they returned to their roots after 10 years of studies and work in Oslo. Their work is characterized by the interest and importance of a nature- and culture approach. In search of a wider reflection between construction and space they adapt ideas from traditional handicrafts and ecocrtitisism theories. Photo: Michael Miller.