Gard Olav Frigstad

Lecturer (theory and writing)
Frigstad is also teaching at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

EDUCATION:
1994: Mag.art. in philosophy, dissertation on metaphor theory, University of Oslo

MAIN ACADEMIC INTERESTS AND RESEARCH AREAS:
Analytical language theory, pragmatics, categorization systems within anthropology, number theory, aesthetics, metaphor theory, the possibilities for a general linguistic theory, reference theory, metaphysics, ontology, aesthetics, linguistics, logic, body-mind issues etc.

TEACHING:
2005-2013: Courses in image theory, sign theory, semantics and cognitive theory, the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
2005-2011: Guidance of graduating students on final thesis work, the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
2005-2013: Writing courses and student guidance, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
2006-2013: Guidance of graduating students on final thesis work, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
2007-2013: Courses in image theory, sign theory, semantics and cognitive theory, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
2012-13: Seminar on the soul, in collaboration with Stian Grøgaard, from the pre-Socratics to Berardi and Butler over three semesters

Frigstad has also worked as an occasional writer for numerous catalogs, periodicals and press.