HOW LANDSCAPES LEARN (2012-2015)

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How Landscapes Learn (HD 29 min) is a tale of movement between time and place, where deposits from the layers of history manifests itself visually in the landscape. Places include a nature reserve established in a former residential area called Dunton Plotlands and the prehistoric monument Stonehenge, both in England; the former military area Wünsdorf in Germany; Kragerø on the …

DET FALSKE SPILL (THE FAKE GAME) (2014-2015)

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Det falske spill (The Fake Game) (HD 31 min)  takes as a starting point The Demon (Dæmonen), a lost Norwegian film from 1911. The only part of the film that exists today is what was censored, the rest is gone. The Fake Game is a reconstruction of The Demon by using clips from films – new and old – from …

OM MÅSER OG GRÅSTEIN (OF SEAGULLS AND ROCKS) (2013-2014)

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Om måser og gråstein (Of Seagulls and Rocks) (2014) takes as a point of departure an old Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) villa in the town of Ålesund which was occupied by group of people in the early 1970s in protest of it and the surrounding landscape being demolished. Ålesund is a town on the Norwegian west coast which burnt down completely …

NYBYGGEREN (THE SETTLER) (2013)

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After World War 2 there was a housing shortage in Oslo. Families and couples were given priority when housing was allocated. In contrast, single people, some of whom were war veterans, were largely overlooked. Many people who slipped through the cracks ended up building illegal shacks in the woods surrounding the city. The municipality turned a blind eye until the …

NO MAN’S LAND (2012-2013)

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No Man’s Land (2012-2013) tells a story about a place in the very high north through a journey of preconceived images, myths, histories and first hand experiences. The starting point is a trip on a research vessel in the Arctic Ocean with scientists, where questions concerning the inconsistency and discrepancy between to see and to know, emerges. No man’s land …

GREAT PIECE OF TURF (2011-2012)

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The video Great Piece of Turf (2011-2012)  explores place through the narratives of plants. A piece of uncultivated, urban land in Los Angeles was mapped out by collecting the histories of its plants with the help of local biologists and botanists. The place is by a former freight switching facility and the Los Angeles River. Whether a weed from China …

HYTTELIV (CABIN LIFE)

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Hytteliv (Cabin life) (2011) was an installation consisting of a 7m2 cabin built with found material gathered around the campuses of the University of Oslo. Inside the cabin, its story is narrated in the form of a video. The project was commissioned as part of a festival and an exhibition (‘History Forms my Revolution’) in connection with the 200 years …

VARIATIONS OF MAX

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Variations of Max (2010) is a video montage narrating and intertwining the artist’s family history with the universal history book “Syncronoptische Weltgeschichte” (Syncronoptical World history) and the biography of its author Arno Peters. The “Syncronoptische Weltgeschichte”* is used as a time-map to contextualize the family history, with imagery sampled from a range of places, all referenced in the book. Through …

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The artist book Synchronoptische Weltgeschichte (2010) is part of the same project as ‘Variations of Max.’ The book takes the form of a scrap-book of collected material where documents, images, newspaper clippings and excerpts from books are cut and paste into collages telling different intermingled and juxtaposed stories. The original book ‘Synchronoptische Weltgeschichte’ (synchronoptical world history) is consistently used as …

I WAS (T)HERE.

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The artist book I was (t)here. is a collection of stories compiled over a few years. The sources are newspapers, books, magazines, TV, Internet, museums, rumors and encounters. Both texts and images. The book consists of re-narrations of collected stories, frequently taken out of context, highlighted or twisted according to memory and perception. It is all so-called nonfiction and second …