Detroit Kunsthalle (DKH). Established 2017 at Lurahammeren - Nord-Jæren, Norway
An artist-initiated laboratory for art & public space. Physically located at an eight meter long and three meter wide shoreline plot named Stranna, situated at Lurahammeren in Nord-Jæren 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; Studio17, AiR Sandnes, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Kunstnernes Hus, etc...
Plunging in, an artist's attempt at the creation of a self-sustainable practice
Oslo National Academy of the Arts; Listen In, Oslo 2017
... cold water,
But it feels
That’s how it’s always been here.
Pale toes in
the fine-grained sand.
Detroit Art Couture
Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo 2018
Collaboration with Tone Bjerkaas
Scent of shore,
and the smell
along with thin,
dancing sand straws, beau-
tiful and calm.
the westcoast wind, while
the train passes.
On its way,
It also belongs.
...Through such actions, DKH is an institution that fundamentally incorporates self-reflexive examination and critique into its framework. Similar to the philosophy of open source software development, which allows any developer to modify and contribute to improving programmes for the use of all, this gives DKH the potential to evolve into a genuinely open institution of unprecedented quality...
- DKH 2018
for a moment
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.
This won`t work, we will need much more force and I dont know if it will explode alot, and I dont know where it all will go...
Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger 2017
Detroit Kunsthalle © 2018
DKH Nomad #1
Independent Study Program Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger 2017