Detroit Kunsthalle

 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 (DKH). Established 2017 at Lurahammeren - Nord-Jæren, Norway

 

DETROIT KUNSTHALLE

 

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...

DKH PRESENTATIONS: 

2019: PRAKSIS Norway, Oslo

2019: Prosjektskolen, Oslo

2018: Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Stavanger

2018: Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Tromsø

2018: Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim

2018: Bergen Architecture School, Bergen

2018: PRAKSIS Norway, Oslo

2018: Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken, Oslo

2018: Prosjektskolen, Oslo.

2017: Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo

2017: Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

 Detroit Art Couture 

Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo 2018

Collaboration with Tone Bjerkaas

 

 

 

... 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.

...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

 Detroit Kunsthalle Under New Management 

Studio17, Stavanger 2018

Collaboration with Sayed Sattar Hasan

Nicholas John Jones and Mathew Lacosse

 A Retrospective Refuge of the Practice-Based Research Process 

Lokomotivverkstedet - Middelalderparken, Oslo 2018

Satelite-program to the exhibition Traust

PROGRAM (696 KB)

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.

 Plunging in, an artist's attempt at the creation of a self-sustainable practice 

Oslo National Academy of the Arts; Listen In, Oslo 2017

 

 DKH Nomad #1 

Independent Study Program Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger 2017