Past and Present

 

Kvinnforsk, Centre for Woman’s and Gender Reseach, University of Tromsø, 2017 –

Horizontal? A work that is made to hang vertical?
More work to do…before it could fly up to the North.

The Process….in Norwegian.

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Kunst Rett Vest, 10 year anniversary,
Dikemark, Asker,
September 10th -25th 2016

“NO No No”, I thought. “In a former mental hospital?! NEVER!”
But there were several looms left behind all over the house, and my mind was spinning with ideas after the open house for artists early spring.

Weaving? On a loom for rugs? Tapestry? Set up a weave? Never done so.
Did the project leader believe I would make it when I told I had to google how to do everything? Nope.
“When you don’t know what you can do, you can do it even better”, was my mantra. Sometimes it is a blessing not knowing how much work is ahead..

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Inspiration

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Et Årsverk, Stabekk Kulturhus, Dec 13th 2014

Celebration time, -BEFORE Christmas, at Stabekk in Bærum. 10 years of social, cultural, creative, artistic mingling and gathering for all. Young in body or young in mind,…Welcome!
I had fun exposing some dresses, pants and 3 paintings.

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If you wonder where to see and buy my jackets… you could do so for a while (winter 2014-2015) at Sandvika Gardiner og Interiør AS, former known as Sandvika Veveri Fabrikkutsalg, at Rudsletta in Bærum.

  

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Humanitarian work

In-between textiles, colors, photo, paint, steel and equations, I do conduct the stress management program offered by an international volunteer based organisation, The Art of Living.  An educational and humanitarian NGO (Non Governmental Organisation). The Art of Living movement has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all and environmental sustainability.

The editor in the Norwegian magazine MANN was attending a stress management program early summer…. here are his own words from that weekend…in Norwegian.

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Kunst Rett Vest, Berger Museum, Svelvik, September 11th – 21st 2014

Artists from 16 municipalities vest of Oslo had a joint Exhibition at Fossekleiva kultursenter and Berger Museum.

Before the show I had to mount the work again, -and also add some more new black roses.

This black dress, which is not possible to wear – no armpits, with black roses was shown in Sandvika during the exhibition period.

In the weekends we all opened the doors to our studios for you to have a look on how we work and ask us all the questions you want about the process, ideas, and results. Whether you will get the answers you want or like…I don’t know. And if you see something you really fancy, you may even buy it. Anyhow: You are  very welcome!

   

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Designtorget, Sandvika, December 7th – 8th 2013

Due time to wake up the clothes after a looong sleep. They were mostly pack down and stored while I went to Gothenburg for studies..long ago. We were all happy to get going again…both me and the jackets, and dresses, and gloves, and pillows (they were actually new, -the sewing machine didn’t fancy that job at all…).

   

Designtorget (web page)

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RÖDA STEN Konsthall/Art Centre, Gothenburg, April 16th – May 22nd 2011
Exam exhibition

“The Winter sighed to the Spring”

We were all a tired but happy bunch, 2nd year C:Art Masters from Valand School of Fine Arts and 3rd year Bachelors from School of Photography in Gothenburg, that could celebrate our Exam exhibition at Röda Sten Konsthall and invite friends and public to share our works.

         

Akademin Valand (web page)
Röda Sten

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Göteborgs Konsthall, International Festival, Gothenburg, November 19th 2010 – January 9th 2011.

“Everything Under Heaven is Total Chaos”

Assisting making the huge drawings with charcoal on the walls…the sound itself rubbing the charcoal up and down and here and there on the walls for days was like meditating…

  

Göteborg Konsthall (web page)
Kunstkritikk (web page)

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Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, May 2010,
Spring Exhibition

Just some images of the social happening….a small taste of the opening evening..

   

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Inspiration

      

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SVT, Gothenburg, October 2009

After a month with making paper and working with paper, we had an exhibition at the Art Club at Swedish Television (SVT) in Gothenburg.

   

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Inspiration

      

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Belleville, Paris, May 4th – 6th 2007

Local and international artists, performers, politicians and musicians gather in the small village-cinema at Stabekk and in Belleville to show each other what they have been working on during the last months.
These meetings – between world-stars and local amateurs – creates unique possibilities for artistic development and unforgettable memories for all the visitors and the local inhabitants.
The goal is to create friendship and artistic cooperation over national borders and cultural differences – and to show how rich and deep the life can be in small communities like Belleville and Stabekk. The aim is to create a world-wide network of creative and goodwilling people, around the axis between France and Norway.

Et Årsverk, meaning “A Year’s Work”, is a Norwegian happening that takes place every year at Stabekk outside Oslo the last week-end before Christmas and it did also for some years in May in Belleville, the lovely “village” in central Paris, where the creative exchange continued from the meeting at Stabekk.

            


Et årsverk (web page)
Budstikka (on web)

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Inspiration

   

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Agni Gallery, New York, November 10th – 12th 2006
“Dreams and Fairytales” – Diversity in Creation and Fashion
A world of imagination.
On the Opening night I am playing with some of the text from “Per Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen together with fashion, tradition, art and fairytales, jumping beyond my limits on the theme “Dreams and Fairytales”.

           

Agni Zotis was sharing her gallery and great friends with me.

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Inspiration

      

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Dehli, Ashok Hotel, February 23rd -25th 2006
“Storytelling through art”.

Now all of us that had joined in Bangalore could share our artwork at Ashok Hotel and have more fun.
Indian Contemporary Art

                              

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Bangalore, February 17th -19th 2006

Jakkur Airfield, day 1 of  Silver Jubilee for The Art of Living Foundation; behind the stage housing 10.000 people, in a small shelter together with sand and pipes we all met for the first time.  During that day new friendships were made, art being created, wonderings happened.
Who were we in the hut? 30 artists from all over the globe who Mukesh Panika had joined together to get to know each other and share diversity in art and culture.

For 3 days we shared and created, and mingled with rest of the 2.5 or was it 3? million people joined together for peace . Magic and Divine. Words can’t describe those days, so let the pictures tell the rest…

         

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Inspiration