Samuel Brzeski is an artist and writer based in Bergen, Norway.
Samuel works with language as raw material: moulding, stretching and transforming physical texts on screen, on the page and within speech sound. Linguistic source material is found within the absolute excess of language seen throughout post-digital culture—both online and offline. These texts are sampled, rewritten, combined and reused. The resultant works are performed across mediums, including theatrical video and sound installations, vocal compositions, hybrid texts and printed objects. These acts of transformation and repetition seek to explore ways in which digital culture has changed our relationship to language in terms of meaning, sense and feeling.
Recent and ongoing projects include The Norwegian National Museum (Oslo), Babel Visningsrom (Trondheim), Lydgalleriet (Bergen), Østre (Bergen), Studio 17 (Stavanger), Inversia Festival (Murmansk), KRAFT (Bergen), Galleri Box (Gothenburg), bb15 Space for Contemporary art (Linz), Black Box Theatre (Oslo) and Chao Art Centre (Beijing).
Samuel also co-runs the art-writing collective and publishing platform TEXST, and publishes writing on various platforms, including Contemporary Art Stavanger, SPAM and Lydgalleriet.
Interview Heather Jones, Contemporary Art Stavanger, September 2022 Electronic Pies in the Poetry Skies Alexander Wöran, Die Referentin, June 2022 (originally in German — English translation available in link) Det du ikke kan si bekrefter det du ikke kan skrive Tommy Olsson, Kunstkritikk, April 2022
Samtidsstress Heidi-Anett Haugen, ArtScene Trondheim, April 2022
En virtuell framtid Kajsa Frostensson, Omkonst, January 2022
Reisen til nattens ende Chris Erichsen, Scenekunst, October 2018