Temporary Library Norway

Produced by TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Art Centre


The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art represents the most comprehensive knowledge and documentation of media arts in Norway, in terms of history, artistic activities, artists, and developments in the field.

The edition is a collection of printed publications covering the Norwegian Media art field, and is produced for the Meta.Morf – The 5th Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology in 2018. At the end of the Biennale, the collection will be donated to the library of Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. It will be available to be temporary lent as a whole, under specified conditions. The Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art has collected 100+ printed publications. These are all important documents and references to the media art field’s development and presence in Norway.

The project aims at strengthening the media art field’s presence in the broader art scene in Norway. The intent is also to contribute to the future development of the media art field in Norway, through providing a solid basis of the field’s history and collected knowledge in one, complete archive. The project further encourages a growth in media arts publications in Norway, which is necessary not only to provide an overview of the historical importance of media arts in Norwegian culture, but also to ensure an ongoing development of the field in the future.


Photos: Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art opening event at Gallery KiT, Trondheim, during the Meta.Morf Biennale 2018.