Skaus Pilot:Stavanger (13.02 - 06.09.2020)
Rogaland Art Center and Development lot, TOU - Stavanger, Norway
with Mari Kolbeinson and Markus Bråten

Skaus is a hosting and occupying platform. It is a support structure that instigates encounters between sites, artists, institutions, social infrastructures and the audience. Skaus is initiated and developed by Håvard Sagen, Mari Kolbeinson and Markus Bråten.
The pilot season of Skaus took place at Rogaland Art Center and a development lot in Stavanger, Norway. The maximum amount of space we could occupy within the gallery of Rogaland Art Center gave a physical parameter and set the shape for two identical wooden structures that were built by Skaus on site. The structures and their surroundings served as the physical framework for the pilot season of Skaus. From February to October, 2020,10 invited artists and artist collectives led the work on each designated site for a period of 3 weeks, producing 5 parallel art exhibitions. The material displayed during the opening was never removed, but became a part of Skaus, and a starting point for the next invited artist. The intention is to draw lines of flight, moulding and accumulating works, and open up narratives. The aim is to explore different forms of collaboration, working towards an informal and shared authorship. Continual change is an intrinsic part of the project, which takes form as an endless exhibition that will move to other sites and form new Configurations. 
Pilot:Stavanger received support from KORO, Arts Council Norway, Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, Stavanger Municipality, IVAR Gjenvinningsstasjon, Optimera Stangeland, Absinthen and Bright Norway As dept. Stavanger.


Initiation: 13 - 16.02.2020
Håvard Sagen, Mari Kolbeinson and Markus Bråten  (RKS and Development lot, TOU)

Phase 1: 17.02 - 08.03.2020
Andreas Amble (Development lot, TOU)
Linda Lamignan (RKS)

Phase 2: 09 - 29.03.2020
Ingrid Furre (Development lot, TOU)
Ingeborg Kvame (RKS)

Phase 3: 27.07 - 16.08.2020
Edvine Larssen (Development lot, TOU)
Héloïse Delègue (RKS)

Phase 4: 17.08 - 06.09.2020
Benjamin Hickethier w/ Byverksted (Development lot, TOU)
Bobrikova de Carmen (Martinka Bobrikova &Oscar de Carmen) (RKS)