Is funny how fast a week goes by. It is weekend again! And then it will be MONDAY and then I will have my dreaded interview for the MA at KHiB (Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen). It's nerve wrecking to think of it, but I definitely want it over with. I am applying for the Master program in Fine Art at my school. I think around 120-150 people applied from all over, 60 something people will be going to the interview (including me) and only 22-24 will actually get in. So, that's some pressure. If I see it in my husband's (he is an economist) terms, there is 30% chance I will get in. And if I say that 1 out of 3 get in, it sounds even more possible. That's my logic at the moment.
Each person is applying with a project they want to develop for the next two years. Ever since I started studying art in Bergen, I have been working with subjects such as identity, being an immigrant, adaptation, communication, family relations. I moved to Bergen in January 2007 right after Jonas and I got married. I started studying at KHiB that same year in the fall. Everything was moving too fast, and I was adapting to all of it as it came. So, it was just a matter of using what was going on in my life as subjects to my projects at school. My head didn't have any room for anything else. The first project I worked on was "Identity", a video about the process of adaptation to a new land.
Identity from Daniela Ramos Arias on Vimeo.
This video represents everything I want to work with now. I am applying with a project that will approach the feeling of displacement you may have when you move to a new country, specially when you visit your own country and feel a bit foreign there as well. So, I hope I get in and are able to work with this together with other students with whom I can have discussion and feedback.
Not only this is a stressing subject, but I am on the last 2 months of my bachelor and still am sure about my project, so, tonight I am having my school friends (who are all stressed and frustrated as I am) over for dinner and wine, so we just relax, maybe let our frustrations out and start fresh on monday. I am looking forward to it!