- Listen In at MAPS

Hosted by MAPS (MFA Art & Public Space)

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

 

 

- Contemporary Composers Vol. 2

Therese Frisk & AntiPlay Boy the Label, Akademirommet

 

 

- Moan

Curated by Trine Wester,

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

 

 

- Agenda: Fiksjon og offentlighet

Kunstnernes Hus

 

 

- INNGANG 17

Rogaland Kunstsenter

 

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ACTIVITY

 

 

 

 

... cold water,

always cold

water.

 

Too cold.

 

But it feels

so good.

 

That’s how it’s always been here.

 

Pale toes in

freezing water.

 

Bare legs,

sock-marks

on ankles,

in freezing

water.

 

Sinking,

slowly,

into

the fine-grained sand.

 

Freezing feet,

in descending

sand,

 

surrounded

by salty

water.

 

Scent of shore,

blends

with

dried seaweed

and the smell

of vegetation.

 

Big

old

trees

are swaying,

along with thin,

fragile,

dancing sand straws, beau-

tiful and calm.

 

Elegance

captured by

the westcoast wind, while

the train passes.

 

On its way,

somewhere.

 

Massive sound,

but not

unknown.

 

It also belongs.

 

The

gusty

wind

travelling

with

the train

meets the

gentle

wind

from

the fjord

and greets

for a moment

before

dancing

on,

up

and

away

through

the trees.

 

 

I’m back where I started. Where my grandmother held me while

I watched my grandfather swim. Among the concrete from the factory, the still, huge, rocks, the big pipes, old pump tower, everything I'd later learn to climb. And love. The broken branches from the wind's ravages, scattered together with the plastic that has driven onshore. Patterns and grids. Blue, red, yellow, bottles and bags, driftwood. Large logs, small white shells. Old rope.

This is how it ́s become, at this eight meter of sea-plot. My child-

hood kingdom, my realm. And I spot my grandmother's neighbours old cat. She has become a grandmother too. White Whiskers. And

I spot fishes. Birds. A crab. And so it has always been here.

 

 

DETROIT KUNSTHALLE

 

An artist-run laboratory for art & public space. Physically located at an eight meter long and three meter wide shoreline plot named Stranna, situated at Lurahammeren on the Norwegian west coast. The plot Stranna has been donated to the project for the purpose of artistic exploration within the field of art & public space.

 

The vision for Detroit Kunsthalle: Create, curate and conduct programmed activities on the donated site itself, but also temporary nomadic productions created and conducted elsewhere, in collaboration with invited artists.

 

The concept of Detroit Kunsthalle is also used as a form of material and a source for various art productions presented elsewhere; Rogaland Kunstsenter, Kunstnernes Hus, Transnational Arts Production, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, etc...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rogaland Kunstsenter

 

 

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- International Study Program (ISP)

Rogaland Kunstsenter

 

 

- 10 Investigations: Plural Freedom

Published by Transnational Arts Production

(TrAP)

 

 

 

 

 

Text / Photography: Detroit Kunsthalle © 2017