by Kristine Øksendal
Trafo Kunsthall, Asker Norway
May 25 - June 23, 2013
This project explores a wordless performative approach to physical movement in space, both in the process of painting and choreography.
Monumental paintings were produced parallel to the film Sonate (2013). The paintings are all made by spraying tempera-paint over objects found in the streets of Oslo, creating an analogue print on the canvas.
The project also included choreography, scenography and costume design. The choreography is based on predetermined guidelines combined with improvisation and mirrors the hidden process of painting at Øksendal’s studio. The recorded sound of the dancers at work adds a stripped down soundtrack to the film.
For this project there was produced an artist book with a text by Knut Ove Arntzen, professor of theater studies at the University of Bergen.
Installation view: Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway, 2013
Untitled (Yellow), tempera on canvas, 220 x 170 cm, 2013
Untitled I, II, tempera on canvas, 220 x 170cm, 2013
Untitled, mixed media, 129 x 96 cm, 2013
Video installation, Sonate, video loop, Trafo Kunsthall, 2013
Film stills, Sonate, HD video loop, 2013
© Kristine Øksendal 2013