Klaus Fröhlich & Arild Vange: Crossworks

Skandinavien 2015

Crossworks is a collaborative project between the norwegian poet Arild Vange and the german photographer Klaus Fröhlich. The collaboration began with a visual response from Fröhlich on Vanges book of poems improvisasjon person. As a second stage Vange responded with haikus on Fröhlichs images. The third part has taken place in Trondheim during Fröhlichs residency at LKV, where the two artists have worked together on selected places in the city. The exhibition at Babel presents tekst/ photography from the three different stages.

Klaus Fröhlich is based in Essen, Germany. His narrative imagery is highly influenced by his own memories where the visible touches the invisible. He is educated as a photographer and has studied art photography at the University of Dortmund. He has worked for theatres in Stuttgart, Munich and Freiburg and has collaborated with the Experimentalstudio of the Südwestrundfunk (Broadcast) in Freiburg and with Cocoon Dance Company in Bonn. At the moment he is a guest artist at LKV.

Arild Vange is a poet, artist and translator. He has had a residency in the honorary writer’s residence Adrianstua in Trondheim (2008- 2013), and in the international artist residence Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany (2015- 2016) Vange has written several books of poetry. His translations include the work of Franz Kafka, Yoko Tawada, Georg Trakl, Anja Utler and Peter Waterhouse. In 2012 the improvisation company DVELL was formed around the long standing collaboration between Vange and the Scottish musician Neil Davidson. Vange is also working together with the visual artist Per Formo.