Kornelia Remø Klokk
May
31
to Jun 2

Kornelia Remø Klokk

Kornelia Remø Klokk

Derelict Utilization of Sustainable Transformation

Opening Friday 31.5 20:00-22:00

Saturday 01.6 13:00-15:00
Sunday 02.6 13:00-15:00

DERELICT UTILIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION, also known as D.U.S.T., embodies the destructive manipulation within the act of creation. The structures of being are dismanteled and grinded into a powdered form of ruination, for the sole purpose of being ressurected once more. D.U.S.T. is the original element. The first matter of existance. D.U.S.T. is the last element. The cause and effect of destruction. D.U.S.T is the loop of materiality.


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Sandra Mujinga
May
3
to May 11

Sandra Mujinga

Sandra Mujinga
"I Am So Bored, But You Are Alright"
HD video 22 min, 2015
With Princilla Owusu Afriyie and vocals by Kristína Aðalsteinsdóttir and Elisabeth Östin

Opening Friday 03.5 20:00-22:00
Afterparty at Tusj Oslo 22:00

Saturday 04.5, 11.5 13:00-15:00
Sunday 05.5, 12.5 13:00-15:00

Ben Frost – Nolan on repeat (5:22). Totally fine experience listening to it through headphones. So I am in a hurry. Shopping malls stress me out. I mean the line is not necessarily a path. I mean if I am really asleep, then why am I stuck in this shopping mall? I breathe the air, and I don't have to think about it. Too human to be bored. I see the world for what it really is with my head low. Cold fingers. Expired receipts, the only scanning I do is by scrolling. Robsten is unbroken. The rashes are not disappearing and I will only enter the Afro shop to buy another facial cream if Beryl is working. Beryl always takes care of me and makes sure my wig is placed right. She also tells me that I am a mess.
When my teen sister says she is bored to death, is it before or after she has measured her pulse? Or is it because she is turning 18 and I keep telling everyone that she is 13? The state of boredom is nonexistent. Articles about boredom don't solve boredom anymore. The pool is not big enough, and my fingers are curling up like Tilikum's dorsal fin. I am bored, so I am making a 4 x 4 beat while studying other limitations my body carry. I am bored, so I decide to study my hands. I am bored so I begin to sweat, but I use my ears as coolers. Transforming, vibrating, knowing I will be another being by the time I have finished working with the file. I am so bored, but you are alright.
The only times I willingly sit down at a café in a shopping mall is to get some writing done. It usually takes me about 20 minutes to walk there, and it takes me 20 minutes to walk back to the studio. The complexity of marine biology, the complexity of becoming an expert on smaller and smaller areas of ocean ecology, how to even imagine a larger whole, and why? When you are bored you are not only against something you are also a fan.
Through efficiency, hopefully writing a paragraph or two, I will get rewarded by permitting myself to leave.
Sandra Mujinga
Malmö, January 2015
 
*Sandra Mujinga (b. 1989, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a Norwegian artist and musician who lives and works in Oslo and Berlin. She holds BA and MA degrees from Malmö Art Academy. Recent exhibitions include the solo exhibition HOARSE GLOBULES - UKS; Calluses at Tranen, Copenhagen (2018); participation at Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Oslo (2017); APPARAT – Technologies of Persuasion, Kunstverein Braunschweig (2017); Subjektiv, Malmö Konsthall and Kunstnernes Hus (both 2017); and Skip Zone, Magenta Plains, New York (2017).
 
Curated by Lesia Vasylchenko

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Erik Thörnqvist
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Erik Thörnqvist

Erik Thörnqvist “Tactual Interest”

Opening Friday 22.2 19:00-22:00
Saturday 23.2 14:00-17:00
Sunday 24.2 14:00-17:00

or by appointment

The everyday schedule of the factory is rigid and with high speed. Even though the prominent presence of technical machines – the human hand is of great importance. Each touch adds value to the product.

What happens though when the system itself implies a policing agent to the persons whom are working there? Is a structured day and becoming a robot as close to bliss one could come? Can swiping your feed be the outermost rebellion to the problem with work? Smear yourself with green goo, take a bite of blue bao bread and then get stuck in the circuit.

Soundtrack by MISSMOTOR, choreography by Emelie Markgren. 

Thanks to: 
LINA SELANDER, BJÖRN ELGERD, MALIN NORBERG, EMELIE MARKGREN and JACK DJERIDI.

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Erik Thörnqvist (SE) is a visual artist working mostly with video, sculpture, installation and performance and is currently studying at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. 

This exhibition is curated by Karin Keisu

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GJERMUND ESKEDAL
Feb
8
to Feb 10

GJERMUND ESKEDAL

Gjermund Eskedal
“Surrender”
2019

Opening Friday 8.2 19:00-22:00
Saturday 9.2 14:00-17:00
Sunday 10.2 14:00-17:00

or by appointment

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“Surrender” is generated from simulated coincidences. The body surrenders to powers outside of itself in a world consisting of nothing more than attraction and repulsion. When moving through invisible fields where different forces and rules reign the body is forced to adapt to the environment and give in to the strongest will.

The works of Oslo based artist Gjermund Eskedal consist of 3D animated scenes exploring eerie and claustrophobic themes influenced by pop culture and science fiction. Their first solo exhibition “Surrender” consists of five animated works, exploring digital materials and bodies in motion.

Music production by Liam S Thoresen.

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The exhibition is curated by Josse Thuresson

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YAFEI QI
Jan
25
to Jan 27

YAFEI QI

Yafei Qi
"Wearing the Fog"
Duration: 13 min 38 sec
2016

Opening Friday 25.1 19:00-22:00
Saturday 26.1 14:00-17:00
Sunday 27.1 14:00-17:00

or by appointment

"Wearing the Fog" is a double-screen video with a non-linear narrative structure. It circles around the cold of the industrial world and the indifference and estrangement of a family living in a rapidly developing city. Due to the lack of administrative control, the air pollution is very serious in this city. People have to communicate with each other through the obstruction of gauze mask and fog. This kind of interaction disrupts the possibility of real contact. Yafei mix the feeling towards this severe reality and the understanding towards family life to show the gap between two generations, the estrangement between the father and the mother and the clash between individual and social development, all of which is enhanced and manifested through the use of double-screen.

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Yafei Qi is a performance- & video-artist with a background in filmmaking and painting based in Berlin. Her work examines the clashes between cultural norms & traditional values and the mindset of a globalising Chinese society.

Yafei received her BA in Film- and Video-Art at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 and graduated with a MFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) in 2016. In 2015, she spent six months at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Her 2016 piece "Wearing the Fog" has been selected by various international films festivals and won - amongst other awards - "Best Experimental Film" at "The Broadway Film Festival" in Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, her performances "Life Tells Lies" and "I wonder why", as well as the resulting video-works, received international acclaim. Since then, Yafei has had museum exhibitions in Bergen, Shenzhen & Beijing.


Curated by Karin Keisu

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LOVA RANUNG
Jan
11
to Jan 13

LOVA RANUNG

Lova Ranung
”Forrest”

Opening Friday 11.1 19:00-22:00
Saturday 12.1 14:00-17:00
Sunday 13.1 14:00-17:00

or by appointment

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Lova Ranung's visual and sound piece Forrest (2018) centers around theories of synthesized life and questions about how one can digitalize nature. Scandinavian flora and fauna are placed into the digital realm. Computer generated 3D imagery create semi-abstract interpretations of nature. Intricately layered compositions of plants and animals make a statement of technology’s impact on planet earth and how advancements in society are affecting the natural systems of life.

Lova Ranung (SE) is currently studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Ranung recurrently explore the subective gaze and plays with textures and energies of objects in their work. With the free 3D modeling software Blender Ranung create poetic videos with ambient and digitally manipulated sounds from nature.

See more of Lova Ranung’s video works at:
https://vimeo.com/user59493222
https://www.instagram.com/sop.lova/

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The exhibition is curated by Josse Thuresson

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