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Åshild Sunde Feyling Thorsen

Adviser, project curator, PhD candidate in visual anthropology
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Curator for Worldview (2019) University Museum, Natural History



The Singing Bowl: Commodity, Artefact and Healing Instrument (PhD project)

Metal bowls produced in Nepal are used for healing and sound therapy world­wide. By following the sing­ing bowl from production, through sellers and buy­ers and to therapy rooms in Nepal and Norway, this re­search project explores how an artefact is constructed in a globalized field of alterna­tive medicine and religion.

Looking into the different stages in the life of the arte­fact, the project investigates how the singing bowl is be­coming a ritual and healing object. The singing bowl is approached as commodity, tourist souvenir, ritual item, medical and musical instru­ment. Further, the project investigates the relation be­tween human body, sound and artefact in the field of alternative medicine

Thorsen, Åshild Sunde Feyling. The Sound of a Bowl. Presentation of audiovisual research on sound healing. Sjón Anthropological Film Festival; Copenhagen, 2019-03-08 - 2019-03-10

Thorsen, Åshild Sunde Feyling. Visualizing sound healing: representing multisensorial experiences through filmmaking. Art, Materiality and Representation; RAI/BM/SOAS, London 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-03

Thorsen, Åshild Sunde Feyling. A sense of the healing sound. Workshop: Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Film and Anthropological Knowledge; UiT 2017-05-31 - 2017-06-01  

Thorsen, Åshild Sunde Feyling. Digital storytelling for teaching. Digital storytelling workshop; Fergus Falls, Minnesota. 2017-05-10 

Thorsen, Åshild Sunde Feyling. En spesiell bolle: globale nyreligiøse gjenstander. Årskonferanse i Norsk antropologisk forening, Lillehammer; 2017-05-05 - 2017-05-07 

Thorsen, Åshild Sunde Feyling. Negotiating identity and artefacts in Kathmandu. Himalayan Studies Conference V, The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Boulder, CO; 2017-09-01 - 2017-09-04

  • 2020. Oppdagelsen av Jotunfjeldene – En reise inn i geologiens metamorfe verden.
  • 2019. Verdsbilete.
  • 2019. The Sound of a Bowl. Presentation of audiovisual research on sound healing.
  • 2019. News from JAF. NAFA Network Newsletter.
  • 2019. Krystaller - Se de vokser!
  • 2019. Enhjørningen.
  • 2019. Amerikakoffert og mobiltelefon – identitetsbærende gjenstander ved migrasjon. 128-138. In:
    • 2019. Inkluderende museer. Kulturkunnskap og -arbeid som katalysator for god inkludering. Norges museumsforbund.
  • 2018. Visualizing sound healing: representing multisensorial experiences through filmmaking.
  • 2018. To hear healing sounds: Skilled listening amongst sound healers and filmmaking anthropologists. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 165-178.
  • 2018. Journal of Anthropological Films (JAF) celebrates its first year . NAFA Network Newsletter.
  • 2018. Den vanskelege reisa.
  • 2018. Blant turister og helbredende boller i Himalaya. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 56-61.
  • 2017. Review of NAFA 2017 - Anthropological Film Festival and Conference, Aarhus, August 2017.
  • 2017. Negotiating identity and artefacts in Kathmandu.
  • 2017. En spesiell bolle: globale nyreligiøse gjenstander.
  • 2017. Digital storytelling for teaching.
  • 2017. A sense of the healing sound.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Member of working committee Nordic Anthropological Film Association nafa.uib.no

Editorial assistant for Journal of Anthropological Films jaf.uib.no