Welcome to presentations of the selected projects for Kunsthall Trondheim’s Open Call Inquiries into the accidental.
The selected projects are:
Bærebjelke [Beam] by Erik Tonning Jensen
Opphengt i byen [Images hanging in town] by Kjetil Skøien
Stener jeg liker å være på [Stones I imagine I’ve been travelling on] by Tine Charlotte Skaanes
The Open Call was in connection with Kunsthall Trondheim’s current exhibition Local Land with Oddvar I.N. Daren (10.02 – 06.04). Poetic, gentle and analytic interventions in nature and landscape – often characterized by humour and humbleness – are a central part of Oddvar I.N. Daren’s artistic practice, and as well as low cost processes as method and ideal. As a young student Daren formed the group ‘Nye alle fem’ [New all five], together with Terje Munthe, Lars Paalgard and Audun Sørsdal. They were interested in the technological innovations of their time, as for example video, and connections to land art, performativity and installation art could be found in their approach. «Low tech» is a good description for Daren’s artistic practice. Many of his works deals with making visible what already exists in the landscape, and the histories which appears through physical traces. In connection to Daren’s exhibition, we wanted to raise the question how similar approaches and practices could look today.
12.15pm – Public walk with Kjetil Skøien – Meeting place: Kunsthall Trondheim
1pm – Coffee and artist presentations at Kunsthall Trondheim
2.45pm – Public walk with Tine Charlotte Skaanes
Erik Tonning Jensen’s project can be experienced in Trondheim centre, March 15 and 16.
Erik Tonning Jensen – Bærebjelke [Beam]
For his project Bærebjelke, Erik Tonning Jensen will enact a situation based on a simple act, in the public spaces of Trondheim, and the spaces in between. Through a small intervention and collective act, Tonning Jensen wants to examine how site responsive art can play a central role in the development of the spaces we share and the collective sphere.
Tine Charlotte Skaanes – Stener jeg liker å være på [Stones I imagine I’ve been travelling on]
The project Stener jeg liker å være på is an invitation to wonder and fantasize, to experience being in the world in a different way for a little while. What if you could walk on a stone so small, it even fits in your hand? By walking around in the city, the public will find small copper plates marked with lines and dots, attached to stones. These copper plates are maps over the stones they are attached to. Instead of thinking she is standing next to, looking at the stone, Skaanes imagine she project herself onto the stone, moving around the stone’s surface. She leaves traces of this experience on the copper plates.
Kjetil Skøien – Opphengt i byen [Images hanging in town]
For the last eight years Kjetil Skøien has hanged up images on empty window facades in public space. Opphengt i byen is characterized by an anonymous, gentle and poetic gesture. The images are taken from books and magazines, bought at flea markets. This performative, site specific project consists of pure images, making an contrast to the images which on a regularly basis circulates in public space.
Erik Tonning Jensen (b. 1986) is a visual artist and architect, based in Copenhagen, who works with individual and collective rituals in the relation between art and architecture. His practice stages practicalities and problems in the act of gathering, archiving and the labour in relocating. His materials are often heavy, appear in large amounts, and the execution situates the work between installation and performance. He is the co-founder of Arkitekturbussen (a small mobile practice centered around a big vehicle), participates in a lot of collaborative work in various art collectives, and has done a small handful of solo exhibitions in Norway and Denmark.
Tine Charlotte Skaanes (b. 1986) is attending her final year in the Bachelor program at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU. Central for her practice is our desire and urge to document, categorize and classify the world. Through drawing, photography, text and performance, Skaanes problematizes conventional perception and thought forms, and the limits of these constructions.
Kjetil Skøien (b. 1952) lives and works in Oslo, and has since the 1980s been an central participant in the Norwegian art scene in wide sense. Skøien has worked extensively with the medium of performance, but also with dance, theater and scenography. Skøien has been exhibited at, amongst others, Museeet for Samtidskunst, Stenersen Museet, Kunstnernes Hus, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Galleri F15, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, ICA London, Museum Moderner Kunst Wien, Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Living Art Museum Reykjavik, Maki Gallery Tokyo, Art Hall Kyoto, Liljevalchs Konsthall Stockholm. Skøien is included in the collections of The National Museum Oslo, Preus museum, the Norwegian and Swedish Arts Councils.