What is common to us humans, is how we sense our outer world and how this in turn affects our emotional life. Sorrow, joy, fear, love and shame are examples of emotions that have followed us since the dawn of time. Our external frameworks and conventions may change, but our feelings remain as a point zero; something we carry within us and connects us with the people past and after our time.
By focusing on our emotions and mental health in this project, we try to present emotions on an everyday level. We hope that this can open to good conversations, acceptance and a sense of community. With this exhibition, we want to connect the three forms of expressions: photo, painting and text. We hope that the fusion of these three can give the audience a new experience of what might be familiar motifs, and an understanding that there is a connection between time, emotions, stories, you and me.
Through Ansgar Valbø's photographs and personal interpretations of Gustav Vigeland's (1869-1943) sculptures, we have found an interface where the naturalistic meets the abstract. The abstract is seen especially in Janne L. Hille's interpretation of the photographs through painting. By doing so, we hope to open up for the spectator´s personal look at familiar motifs. By letting Morten Falch Rustestuen's poetry comment on the pictures, we want to anchor the visual world with language, which is the very backbone of our narrative tradition. The goal is to make the volatile more tangible and understandable. In our encounter with art, we are given the opportunity to create new stories about what it means to live in our time.
With Skinless: Emotions in Stone we want to explore emotions as both afleeting and constant phenonomen, through photography, painting and poetry. The project will later be shown in its entirety as a larger gallery exhibition.
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Sat, September 25, 2021 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun, September 26, 2021 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Skinless: Emotions i stone
- September 11, 2021 - September 26, 2021
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