revisits / revisited


Things keep turning up in boxes and filing cabinets. Documentation, memorabilia, many outdated videotape formats from published or half finished projects I have done. Slowly.. I digitize them and will present some of this here. Along with anything interesting in my past practice that catches my attention. No plan really.

A PRINCIPLE OF LOCALITY

A sequence of references is said to have spatial locality if things that are referenced close in time are also close in space (nearby sectors on a disk, etc.). A sequence is said to have temporal locality if accesses to the same thing are clustered in time. Read more


THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY, OSLO 1990

Two week exhibit. One week working on finishing a set of large canvases in the gallery space. Then a vernissage for about 1 hour, followed by one week of exhibiting the back of the canvases, the image-side facing the wall. Much to the confusion of visitors to the gallery. Read more


THE METEORITE MAN

Another piece from the early 90’s, where I tried to combine two projects that I was keen on at the time. Read more


MUSIC – SPEECHES – COLOUR TV

Woke up this morning thinking on the wording in the invitation to my first one-man show, at the “Gallery 7”, June 1977.  The gallery was situated in the foyer of the then great Club 7 in Oslo. Read More


HØSTUTSTILLINGEN – Oslo 1975

My debut in a national exhibition. In the autumn that year I was in Indonesia for two months and just managed to see the exhibition for about an hour on the last day before it closed.
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Skjermbilde 2016-03-08 kl. 22.53.45Skjermbilde 2016-03-08 kl. 22.47.19Another early project ..half a lifetime later. (1985). Relieving standard household objects from their bindings or conventions. Dreaming up other stories :  Photographers gallery, Oslo


JIM – FIN – DAG – TOM and LAVASIR

 A sitespecific piece for a group-exhibit at the Dikemark psychiatric hospital, just outside Oslo 2016. Based on an appropriated image of some active Norwegian art photographers (around 1987 I think) Read more


THE SEA

On a vista of land, sea and sky, animated symbols and images floats across 4 screens. My first exhibition with moving images. At the “Fotografia”-Gallery,  Oslo 1999. A significant departure for me.
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THE ROCKET MACHINE

The Rocket Machine was built in the late 90’s to show twin film-loops. Loops from “The Sea”, “Approximately Infinite”, “4” and others. The name alluded to a more naive or optimistic period in the development of technology. Read more


4-DVD-NY

“4”

DVD-publication and an exhibition with 4 film-loops shown in the Film-museum at the Norwegian film-institute in Oslo 2000.
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MR. WONDERFUL

My father passed away in 2002  He was a musician. A trumpet player who had a few radio-hits in the 50’s. “Mr. Wonderful” was one of these.   A cousin had them digitized from the old (Triola) 45’s   Read more


I was Duun-fellow (stipendiat) in 2005.

The project was based on the Norwegian author Olav Duun’s very last book “Floodtide of fate” (Menneske og maktene) published 1938. The book was written and published in a turbulent time for the world. The climax of the book is the flooding of a small community on an island off the west coast of Norway. Read more


GERNIKA

A live projection april 26, 27, and 28. – 2007 in the Astra Gallery, Gernika. It was performed on a white box, the exact size of Picassos “Guernica”, now in Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. The youth of Gernika had reclaimed the vacated, former Unceta weapons factory, the only building that along with a strategically important bridge, was left unscathed in the 1937 bombings, and have now made it into a cultural centre. Read more


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APPROXIMATELY INFINITE

A 24 hour projection of about 20  twin loops. Presented in a random sequence on the newly installed digital projector at the Norwegian Film Institute in Oslo. From Saturday 12.00 to Sunday 12.00, October 2002. The syncronised twin loops was part of the Ultima festival:  www.ultima.no  that year.  Read more


D-CINEMA-DUALITIES

In the wake of digital distribution and projection of cinema film, new possibilities emerged for artists to intervene in a space that has, over the many decades, been designed and developed to give the optimal experience of  projected images and electro-acoustic sound. Read more


The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

I was commissioned to make a series of pictures on the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in 1989.  Read more


THE DIGITALPOETIC SEMINAR

Thinking I had spotted a new arena for artists, I spent the first decade of this century focusing on the possibilities of live performed projection on the new digital cinema-projectors that were then being installed in cinema halls. I tried to set up group efforts in Poetic film-experiences, edited live via MIDI-controllers in front of an audience.  Read more