Örn Alexander Ámundason | Trondheim Kunstmuseum
Like Pinning Jelly to the Wall
Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Gråmølna
12 February – 3 May 2015
Exhibition opening February 12, 8 pm
Opening speech by director Johan Börjesson
Performance: Fase 1 Collaborative Monument. Olof Nimar & Örn Alexander Amundason 8.30 pm
RAKE – Trygve Ohren and Charlotte Rostad (NO)
with Serina Erfjord (NO), Kristine Halmrast (NO), Lona Hansen (NO), Mercedes Mühleisen (NO), Örn Alexander Ámundason (ISL) & Olof Nimar (SE), Sergio Prego (SP).
RAKE is the collaborative project of architect Trygve Ohren and artist Charlotte Rostad. In their work, Ohren and Rostad examine the exhibition format through projects where various fields, roles and genres intersect. Since they started in 2010 they have carried out a number of projects examining particular locations, and how the public perception of a place, and/or space, may be changed by interventions and subtle disruptions. At the onset of a project they often start by laying down some relatively strict criteria, then step back and watch things unfold. By way of this work-method they allow themselves to lose control at hands of their own rules. In the given frameworks of their projects, a clear interest in social-, art- and environmental-policy issues can be discerned. The questions RAKE asks may have no obvious and immediate answers, but both the questions and the answers continue to evolve when they come in contact with the audience, the site of the project and the other participants, something which makes for an ongoing dialogue, as opposed to a static monologue.
Like Pinning Jelly to the Wall consists of a spatial installation, constructed with the architecture of TKM Gråmølna in mind. Moreover, RAKE invites seven other artists to intervene in the exhibition. The project is an examination of how Ohren and Rostad’s installation, the architectonic frames and the various interventions are influenced and changed as the exhibition develops. From February to May the exhibition will change its character, and will be reopened several times, each time with new works, or the gradual development of the exhibited works.
Trygve Ohren (b. 1983 in Molde) has studied architecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and in addition to working with RAKE, he keeps busy with his own projects, projects that often deal with social and environmental issues. Charlotte Rostad (b. 1984 in Kabelvåg) completed her Master’s degree in visual arts at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art in 2011. In addition to her work with RAKE, she has her own practice, which mainly consists of drawing and text. Like Pinning Jelly to the Wall is Ohren and Rostad’s first museum exhibition. They live and work in Trondheim.
Like Pinning Jelly to the Wall will open several times. The first time will be on 12 February. Information about the re-openings will be available on the museum’s website in February.