SONATE - 2013
by Kristine Øksendal
In my SONATE I explore 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 choreography is based on predetermined guidelines combined with improvisation and mirrors the hidden process of painting at my studio. The recorded sound of the dancers at work adds a stripped down soundtrack to the film.
The exhibition catalogue includes the essay “It is the absolute zero point she is working for in her sonata!” by Knut Ove Arntzen, Professor of theater studies at the University of Bergen.
Installation view: Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway, May 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