FØLGER AV BEFESTELSE (CONSEQUENCES OF FORTIFICATION)

Video HD 20 min, 2018-2019. Norwegian w/English subtitles. In “Følger av befestelse” (Consequences of Fortification) a female narrator traces the footsteps of a disappeared, elderly woman named Ruth B. through the remains of notes, images and dried plants. Ruth B. spent most of her life on different military bases accompanying her husband who was a Major in the military. Throughout …

Døgnfluens paradoks (The Paradox of a Mayfly)

3 screen video installation w/4-channel audio. 2018-2019. “Døgnfluens paradoks” (The Paradox of a Mayfly) takes as its starting point the architecture of a local cinema in Lofoten (Norway) in relation to the recollections of the building as a place and space. The institution has played a pivotal role in the lives of local youth for generations, sharing location with the …

Igjen, gjennom hjertet (Again, through the Heart)

Video HD 30 min, stereo. 2-channel video installation/1-channel version. 2015-2018 Igjen, gjennom hjertet”, 75 pages (publication Norwegian/English). “Igjen, gjennom hjertet” (Again through the Heart) is based on an extensive archive of film, video, photos and sound from my Uncle Steinar (1922-2018). The project takes as a starting point his persistent documentation of life and considers how this affected his biography, …

Blåkopi (Blue Print)

Installation on a former military base (Ski, Norway) as part of festival “Sted søker kunst” Corrugated Iron, 33 cyanotypes , photos and texts. 2017 Blåkopi/Blueprint (2017) is a construction of corrugated iron in combination with cyanotypes (blueprints) of plants that grow in the area of a closed down military base together with text and found images. The military site is …

High Over the Border

“High above the Border” is about a film-clip of a hummingbird in flight, which migrated from the Nazis via New York Zoological Society and ended up in a Canadian documentary about bird migration. The story is based upon a transcript from a speech by the zoologist Fairfield Osborn at the Institute of Women’s Professional Relations in February of 1940, about …

HOW LANDSCAPES LEARN

How Landscapes Learn (2014-15, 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 …

DET FALSKE SPILL (THE FAKE GAME)

Det falske spill (The Fake Game) (2014-15), 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 – …

OM MÅSER OG GRÅSTEIN (OF SEAGULLS AND ROCKS)

Om måser og gråstein (Of Seagulls and Rocks) (2013-14) 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)

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 …