«Con Fusion», 2019
video, 02:58 min
Currently exhibited under the Malta platform «What Do We Do Now» as part of the international internet biennale «The Wrong»:
«Forming A Memory Of The Present In The Present Itself», Website time capsule, 2019:
A website functioning as an online time capsule with jpeg and youtube linked content only. With contributions from you + people in Oslo who find a QR-code or link and decides to take part. A letter to the future containing glimpses of news affecting us in 2019; fake or real, science or pseudoscience, utopic, dystopic, vlog, blog, alarming news, cucumber news ++
Upload directly to: www.memoryofthepresent.cloud
The website closed on Thursday the 31st of October 2019, hiding the content, with a countdown element in its stead. Expiry date; 31st of october 2020, it will then open for 1 day before closing again.
«Con Fusion», 2019
Stills from video, work in progress:
«Tidskapsel 1», 2018
A sculpture consisting of artificial ferns, a postcard from northern Norway,
and an arabic/norwegian keyboard, cast in epoxy. Epoxy as a material is petroleum derived,
like plastic, which can be associated with a disposable use, but has the potential to last forever.
The items are placed in a way that suggests a fusion between laptop- and smartphone screens,
the postcard being a lenticular print and therefore disrupting the otherwise motionless form.
«Skjermbilde 1» & «Skjermbilde 2», 2018
A sculpture consisting of six screenshots between plexi on top of a log,
held together with electrical cords, with a headset attached to the log.
The audio is a mix of youtube recordings made with binaural microphones,
creating a three dimensional listening effect known as “ASMR”.
The recordings involve people chopping wood, and cleaning the leaves of a plant,
with intimate and soft sounding voices to enhance the listeners experience.
This hyper realistic internet phenomenon contrasts with the motionless screenshots.
Link to audio file for “Screenshot 1” : https://tinyurl.com/y8uk9p7u
Link to audio file for “Screenshot 2” : https://tinyurl.com/yb6ox44g
The World Has Already Been Filmed, 2018 (short version)
A video showing animations of planet earth and footage of the sun, projected inside my living room,
in addition to footage of the landscape at Sognsvann projected onto Sognsvann again one year later.
«A Correct Time Does Exist», 2017
An installation consisting of fake plants, pottery made of plastic,
digital metronomes and a screen showing recordings of lamps.
Every item is imitating another material or trait than what it originally embodies.
The metronomes are set to tick near synchronisation, but not quite,
resulting in a rhythmic variation. Unlike a clock, which has an insisting
correctness to it, the sound of a metronome gives a more subjective approach to time.
Videoen «Pustepause» viser en person som løper, sett ovenfra i førstepersons-perspektiv, overlagt to lydspor.
I det ene lydsporet høres den opprinnelige lyden fra opptaket, forvrengt.
I det andre høres en robotaktig stemme som repeterer ett ord; “løp”.
Stemmen er hentet fra Google Translates uttale-funksjon. Ordet “løp” er skrevet inn gjentagende,
uten mellomrom, komma eller andre tegn. Denne uttale-funksjonen man skulle tro var forutsigbar
stopper opp og tar pauser av seg selv, tilsynelatende tilfeldig.
Sammenliknet med den dynamiske løpingen som fremstår maskinell,
oppstår en kontrast, og den programmerte funksjonen blir menneskeliggjort, som om den trenger pustepauser.
«Controlled By Chance», 2018
Installation/readymade, 50x50x210 cm
An electrical fan making predictable, mechanical movements from left to right and back, triggering sound from a wooden wind chime by setting it in motion.
«Time Set Mindset», 2016
Collaboration with Anton Jawdokimov, who did the audio work.
The video consists of two clips simultaneously projected, a short sequence repeatedly layered over itself.
One capturing an everyday scene from inside an aquarium, the other an everyday scene from a small town,
showing an empty parking lot and a full airplane. All audio is recorded from inside the aquarium,
resulting in something that might resemble an echo chamber, where no outside input is allowed,
a space where certain beliefs are amplified and reinforced by communication and repetition inside a closed system.
BA exhibition «Avgang», Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2016
My bachelor project exhibited in blackbox at KhiO in 2016.
The videos show recordings of myself clapping and running
on the spot in an exaggerated manner, dissociating the repetitive
everyday actions from their functional context.
The projections are slowly circulating around in the rig,
programmed to add a slight delay in the splits between each projector.
The audio is circulating through five speakers around the room in the opposite direction.
Woodcut series «Reduction», 2017
The prints were exhibited as musical records in LP sleeves,
with download links to audio extracted from the patterns in the prints, via music software.
Annual rings works as measurements of the time a tree has lived,
yet are only visible once you cut the tree down, and with that, ends its course of time.
I traced the pattern of the annual rings in plates of pine wood.
I cut the plates’ pattern in vertical lines doing mechanical movements by hand,
to imitate a digital expression that opposed the natural, dynamic annual rings.
I then translated the pattern to sound via music software.
In the music software, the image was scanned from left to right,
using the composition and colours of the print to evoke a melody,
ending up with a 30 second digital sound file that supposedly represented
the annual rings, like a false equation comparing two very different spans of time
through visual and sound based expressions.
Woodcut on plexi, 120×80 cm
Oil based ink and fluorescent light made for greenhouse.
The cut out lines are following the pattern of the annual rings in a plate of wood. It is printed with oil based ink onto the oil based surface of the plexi, transferring the texture and tactility of the pine wood to the plexi.
«Fortunes can be made», 2016
The gentrification process of Grünerløkka in Oslo has been ongoing for about 20 years,
and has drastically altered the area. Much like other urban, working class districts in big cities
around the world, the locals are driven out by increasing rent, expensive surrounding businesses
or destruction of older buildings.
In this video, shot in my backyard, a demolition machine is tearing down an old factory,
in favour of a new, factory-like, New York inspired apartment complex.
The sound clips are from a protest in Shoreditch, London, where an anarchist mob attacks
an overpriced cereal café in protest against the gentrification process of the area.
The audio was taken from both outside and inside the café, where its owners have locked the doors,
and are calling the police. The image and the audio are somewhat synchronized, but contradicts in a way,
so that the protesters seem to be representing the demolition machine, whilst the café owners are linked to the building,
as if they were the victims of the process itself. A protest like this one in London, is not very likely to happen in Oslo.