newsletter spring 2017

This is a modified version of a newsletter I sent out in april this year.

My book “Conversations with spaces” is out!

book-cover

book-inside
178 pages hardcover.
almost 150 pages of full page photos
4 new essays by Anne Szefer-Karlsen, Joost Rekveld, Mitchell Whitelaw and myself.
design by Lasse Marhaug

The book documents ten years of work related to my ongoing Conversations with spaces project.

released at a newly started publishing house in Oslo, uten tittel (from the people behind Teknisk Industri and Orkana forlag).
A big thank you to everyone involved in making the book!

The book can be ordered through the international art book distributor and book shop Motto  and the publisher uten tittel.

If you know of (or work for) an institution/library/shop that you think would be interested in the book, please take contact.

 

I made a film for Vertical Cinema

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Sonic Acts festival 2017, Amsterdam;  www.sonicacts.com

rift is a 35 mm cinemascope film in the vertical format commissioned for Vertical Cinema, curated and produced by Sonic Acts.
The film premiered at this year´s Sonic Acts festival at Paradiso in Amsterdam in the end of February.
It will be part of the exclusive Vertical Cinema program that tours worldwide.
Read more about Vertical Cinema

rift is about petrochemicals, the completely different durations involved in the process from plankton to oil to plastic,
the relation between depth and time through the layers of the earth, the transformation and the forces involved in
turning plants into crude oil, extracting the oil and making plastic which combined with ink (another petrochemical product)
is turned into colourful packaging for consumables, and then thrown away adding to the heap of plastic in the oceans
and in the ground, with a much longer duration than the item it served as packaging for, the person who bought it or the company that made it.
This might sound like a gloomy film, but it is also a film celebrating motion, energy and colour, accompanied by Justin Bennetts groovy soundtrack.
It is my homage to the New Zealand artist and motion-enthusiast Len Lye.

 

Barents (mare incognitum) won the Expanded Media award at Stuttgarter Filmwinter

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I showed my Barents video at two different festivals at the same time in January.
At Klimafestivalen §112 in Oslo as well as at Stuttgarter Filmwinter where it received the Expanded Media Award.

 

Speiling presented at NNKS in Svolvær and in Sortland

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my speiling installation which premiered last fall has been presented at NNKS in Svolvær in February and March, and travelled to Sortland in April, as part of the group exhibition that relates to Gunnar Tollefsens work.

 

 

in transit X in Marseille

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In end of January I was invited by Seconde Nature and ZINC for the Chroniques Festival as part of the launch event of Future Divercities,
to present in transit X at the Alcazar library in the center of Marseille.

 

artist lab at Antifestival

antifestival

In october last year I was part of the first Future Divercities artist lab organized by AntiFestival.
Watch a documentary of the lab

 

RAKE visningsrom

RAKE

Last winter I was given the opportunity to create both an indoor and outdoor work for RAKE visningsrom in Trondheim.

 

 

Cityscapes screening at VIDEOBOX FESTIVAL / Le Carreau du Temple in Paris on April 26-29th

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hkmark1, shiva, crossings and night for day was part a program at VIDEOBOX FESTIVAL curated by Odile Burluraux, curator of the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Corentin Hamel, co-chief executive for the New Galerie, with the focus on artistic representations of the city.

 

 

 

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