Project coordinator for Arena for Research and Science Communication
- Exhibit curator
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
- 2018. Journal of Anthropological Films (JAF) celebrates its first year. NAFA Network Newsletter. 25.
- 2018. Å høre helbredende lyd: Spesialisert lytting blant lydhealere og filmende antropologer. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 29: 165-178. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2898-2018-03-04-05
- 2018. Blant turister og helbredende boller i Himalaya. Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. 23: 56-61.
- 2017. Review of NAFA 2017 - Anthropological Film Festival and Conference, Aarhus, August 2017. NAFA Network Newsletter. 24.