Episode 1: Caroline Bergvall

Photo by Laynie Browne.


Caroline Bergvall is a writer, artist, and performer who works across artforms, media and languages. The recipient of many international commissions, she is a noted exponent of writing and performance methods adapted to contemporary audiovisual and contextual situations as well as multilingual identities and translocal exchange. Projects alternate between books and printed matter, collaborative performances, site-specific installations, and soundworks. Her work frequently develops through exploring material traces, literary documents, historical languages, and hidden or forgotten knowledges. Her sparse textual, spatial, and audio works often expose hidden or difficult historical/political events. Bergvall’s poetry is featured in the Rail Park installation “Dawn Chorus.”