Leo Preston interdisciplinary artist
At the end of 2015 the focus of my work changed quite dramatically. Since then I have been particularly focused on the development of Wrap arts centre as a multi-level support for professional artists seeking to develop their work in the best way for the future. This new focus began roughly with an exploration of the infrastructures of artistic production around central Europe in the project What Might a Radical Arts Institution Look Like in Bergen? (2016 with Veronica Thorseth). It has since involved numerous discussions and informal publications, as well as the concrete re-thinking of Wrap's spaces, and subsequent renovations and investments.  I have also been developing projects that nurture artistic collaboration and exploration at and around the centre.
Along side the long-term transformation of Wrap, it has been my great pleasure to contribute (with lighting design, sound design and set design) to projects led by other artists, such as Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness, Jingyi Wang and Roar Sleteland/Karen Eide Bøen.
It has not been my priority to maintain this website during the current period, and it should therefore, to a large extent, be seen as a historic record of earlier work.