Monday, March 2, 2009

Tranquility Inv. - at Beijing Contemporary Art Center

Calm Norwegian winter against a Arabic song about Palestine, during the last conflict in Gaza - a three-week armed conflict that took place in the Gaza Strip during the winter of 2008–2009.

Video: from january 2009.

HEP - Human Emotion Project 2009/10
HUMAN Emotion documented visually by artists using film/video.

HEP Screenings:
in 2010: HEP AFA - Beijing Contemporary Art Center, 16 January - 14 March 2010.

HEP Australia, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
HEP Italy. Sguardi Sonori Festival of Media and Time Based Art.
HEP Spain, "LaSala" in Cigüñuela.
HEP Porugal - International Video Art at the José Malhoa Museum

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Numbered Photographs

Numbered Photographs
No. 94 and no.14

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Sun - a presentation (Beddingwood series)

The Sun

The images in this series, titled Beddingwood, creates a realism that at all times is anchored through documentation, but at the same time creates a fictive zone that makes possible retrospective as well as sideways views onto the real world (Time maps).

The starting point was two huge industry halls at an abandoned shipyard, situated in Fredrikstad (FMV). Today these halls have been thorn down. In that perspective “Urban palimpsest” becomes just a quiet contemplation over something that is gone forever.

'The Sun' is the main image of this series. My intention was that every change of the view to another point, would also be a change in time and orientation - the perspective is torn 'inside out'. In this setting lines plays an important role. The title is 'approriated' from Edvard Munch's "The Sun".

More images, visit -
The series is availiable at Eckhart Gallery The Hague

The Sun, 1912, Edvard Munch.

Am I a conformist?

Am I a conformist?

I had a dream about sheeps this night.. Actually - I dreamed I WAS a sheep..

Dream Interpretation forum says: to dream of sheep may indicate that you are following a conventional way and falling in with what everyone expects of you. The opposite meaning is symbolised by the ram, which is an individualist.

Am I a conformist?


Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

I Am Nature

As a child, I once fell down a tree. I just fell a few branches, ended up upside down, caught on a branch by one of my rubber boots. My mother claims I never made a sound - just hanged there quietly. I do not remember this myself, but I like to believe that I enjoyed the view. Up in the trees everything looks a little "Pollockesque".

I remove the "jazz" of Pollock's paintings, and create sugestive mirrors wich is largely based on light-dark contrasts rather than chromatic structure. The result is a setting up of a rigorous play of Pollock/anti-Pollock polarities in each work

The round shape is a comment on my use of a lens based equipment - Kodak's very first camera availiable to the public; the “No. 1 Kodak”, provided round images.

CUES_ Nature - science - fractals - light - optics - rythm - sequences - repetition - system - chaos - hole - personal - romantic - rebellion - yellow - 'picto-pop' - Pollock - eye - echo


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Composing Decomposing Birds

'Dead birds do tell tales'

Composing Decomposing Birds
- Ongoing project

On my 6th birthday, I was given Fellini, an all white baby budgie (periquito, undulat.. teeny weeny bird) who ate from my hand. One day, I had the idea to teach my pippin how to fly, so I threw him up in the air. This act resulted in Fellini becoming crippled and subsequently dying. I still have not forgiven myself. I buried him in our garden.

Composing Decomposing Birds is an observational series.

More images here

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DYRNT? -- [Do you really need this]

'The Sun', from the series 'Beddingwood', Amina Bech

This blog - or: the title of the blog - is inspired by a shut-down gallery in Oslo: TDVD? - Trenger du virkelig dette? (Do you really need this?) - and will in all means show images. You are welcome to follow!