OSLO PILOT is a two-year project investigating the role of art in and for the public realm. Laying the groundwork for a future periodic art event in public space, Oslo Pilot’s 2015­–2016 programme is aimed at exploring the intersecting temporalities of the artwork, the periodic art event, and the public sphere.

To develop these areas of enquiry, curators Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk have identified four interconnected lines of investigation on which the project is founded: Reactivation, Periodicity, Disappearance, and Public. Each underpinned by a reflection on time, these four concepts are intended to call attention to the life cycle of the artwork in public space and to generate new considerations of temporal-specificity in a field that has otherwise privileged examinations of site. They serve as starting points for all works produced by OSLO PILOT across all of its channels, including publication, commissioned artworks, public actions, talks, presentations, seminars, and live events.

OSLO PILOT’s working process is premised on multiple forms of collaboration with professionals from diverse fields of practice. These partnerships bring numerous perspectives to OSLO PILOT’s central investigations and enable the project to explore new ways of working in the public sphere. The reflections and insight gained from these collaborations and experiments are fundamental to Oslo Pilot’s broader goal of developing a critical framework for future production.

Oslo Pilot is initiated and financed by the City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Norway. Further funding is generously provided by Norsk kulturråd and KORO.