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Curtain (III) 2017/18

Installation shown in permanent cabinet at Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum
during the period of Situations/Situasjoner
Foto: Siv-Hilde Meen


Documentation from Situations/Situasjoner

Situations/Situasjoner is a performative installation, a passage work
-  for only two participants at the time -  led by two performers.

This artwork is made for and takes place “behind the scenes” at Nordenfjeldske Art and Design musum in Trondheim, in the in-between and liminal spaces of the museum,
where a series of situations are blurring the boundaries between the staged and the everyday.

Situations/Situasjoner was re-enacted during Bastard,
Trondheim international festival for performative arts in September 2018

Total concept and directing: Edvine Larssen
Costume design: Edvine Larssen
Assistant and technician : Marius L. Aasprong
Costumes produced by: Mixed Media Berlin
Performers in first installment 2017: Siri Frøset, Tara L. Griegel and Bjørnar H. Braastad
Performers during Bastard 2018: Siri Frøset, Tara L. Griegel, Marius L. Aasprong
Lighting design: Edvine Larssen in collaboration with Anniken Arnøy
Lighting technique: Anniken Arnøy
Dialogue partner at NKIM: Solveig Lønmo
Outside eye: Anne-Gro Erikstad
Poster design: Joana Bruno/Smør Press
Thanks to Morten Spjøtvold for introducing relevant archival materials
Photos 2017: Siv-Hilde Meen
Photos from Bastard: Arne Hauge

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Situations/Situasjoner was made as the final artwork in Edvine Larssen´s
Doctorate artistic research project in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme,
where she has been researching the Japanese concept [Ma] in relation to spatial as well as durational artworks that involves participation of various kinds.

The location of this site bound work – Nordenfjeldske Art and Design Museum, was chosen specifically due to this museums famous Japan-collection.
This functions as a way of referencing the heritage of the concept [Ma].

In the context of Larssen´s Doctorate project Situations/Situasjoner operates as a layered investigation into what [Ma] does, or what [Ma] could do, as an artwork, but the artwork can also be experienced without any previous knowledge of Larssen´s research on Ma, but more as an artwork where time as well as space are actual material components of the work, and the work will be completed in your own imagination.









Verging (TKF)

Site bound installation in the exhibition:
Potential Architecture – Art Systems Environment Curated by David Thorp.
Artists: Alexander Brodsky, Sean Griffiths, Edvine Larssen, Joar Nango and Apolonija Šušteršič
Tromsø Kunstforening, June – October 2016

Materials: Outdoor baroque panels, birch veneer, wood, paint, lighting
Scale, wood construction: Height 5,7m, Lenght: 12m
Installation built in situ at Tromsø Kunstforening.
Logistic planning and construction work at Tromsø Kunstforening by:
Edvine Larssen and Marius L. Aasprong
Assistants: Simon Daniel Tegnander Wenzel, Robert Julian Hvitsendahl og Camilla Renate Nicolaisen
Exhibition folder text here: EdvineLarssen.PotentialArchitecture

Photos: Matti Aikio/Tromsø Kunstforening, Marius. L Aasprong and Edvine Larssen 


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Installing Verging:

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Commisioned installation at SALT, Sandhornøy, Nordland August 2015.
Pust. was made specifically for and in close dialogue with the pyramid structure by Sami Rintala.

Via natures intervals as well as through its insisting, un-natural neon-colour, this installation becomes a theatrical focal-point, visible from the sea, from land, from the sky. Pust. never stands still, but is changing continuously on the premises of nature. This allows Pust. to also stage the surrounding landscape, placing those who move around in the landscape in a staged situation hinting at being on-stage and off-stage in an every changing interval.

Materials: Neon yellow fabric (151 m2), climbing rope, sailing equipment, weather.
Curated by: Helga-Marie Nordby
Installed by: Team Harpix
Produced by: MixedMedia Berlin






Photos 2 – 7: Gunnar Holmstad

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Photos 7 – 8: Espen Bjelvin

Photo 1, 9, 19, 11: Edvine Larssen



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At any given moment

At Any Given Moment

At any given moment -  Artist-book published by LevArtext Available for orders now!


At any given moment is a durational artwork mainly experienced individually, but accompanied by a human guide. The piece takes place both above and below ground, moving between two historic spaces below street level, located at individual addresses. Parts of this piece is experienced in total darkness, allowing only a series of pre-programmed, slow, demarcated scenes of light unwrap the space of the cellar little by little, by changing subtly in and out of darkness. At any given moment, offers the absence of added art objects, but rather acts on the senses and our ability to reflect. The piece asks the participant to complete the experience, and hence the artwork, in their own imagination through their own references and memories.

At any given moment was shown in its second version in 2015 during Bastard, Trondheim international festival for performative arts, invited by Teaterhuset Avant Garden:
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At any given moment TRONDHEIM 2015:
Concept and project development: Edvine Larssen
Text and direction: Edvine Larssen
Outside eye: Anne-Gro Erikstad/LevArt. For Trondheim version; Per Ananiassen/TAG
Lighting design: Edvine Larssen in collaboration with Anniken Arnøy and Thomas Brosveet/TAG
Lighting engineering: Anniken Arnøy and Thomas Brosveet/TAG
Outfits for guides: Edvine Larssen
Guides: Karoline Sætre, Karianne Teigland, Alexander Findeisen
Photos: Siv Hilde Meen
Copyrights: Edvine Larssen

At any given moment was first presented in Levanger in September 2014 as part of LevArts site-exploring exhibition-project Deep Sites curated by Anne-Gro Erikstad:





At any given moment LEVANGER 2014:
Outside eye: Anne-Gro Erikstad
Text and direction: Edvine Larssen
Lighting design: Edvine Larssen in collaboration with Trond Walleraunet
Lighting engineer: Trond Walleraunet
Outfits for guides: Edvine Larssen
Guides: Ylva Almås Haugan, Hanna Fauske and Bernt Garten Galtrud
Photos: Einar Faret Saastad (above ground) and Siv Hilde Meen (below ground).
Copyrights: Edvine Larssen. 




Unforgettable Vision of Darkness

 Unforgettable Vision of Darkness

TSSK Trondheim, 2013

The installation Unforgettable Vision of Darkness, is allowing the gallery space TSSK to be staged as a total artwork. The large windows in the gallery are covered with a vinyl that alters the facade of the gallery outdoors, appearing in this piece as a large silver coloured mirror. Indoors, the vinyl turns the window surface into a red glossy surface, allowing the red colour to bleed away from itself, casting a red glow onto its surroundings. The vinyl obstructs the visual link between outside and inside, creating a closed situation for the viewer to enter into. The space has been cut in two by an architectural, yet sculptural construction made by separated black wooden ribbons dropping from ceiling to floor. In the space it offered an almost rubber-like quality, curving its way from the ceiling, touching the floor and heading towards the back of the space.

Unforgettable Vision of Darkness
 was built in situ at TSSK by Edvine Larssen and Daniel Richards
Logistic planning carried out in close collaboration with Daniel Richards
Idea, model, material preparations: Edvine Larssen

Photos: Einar Faret Saastad, Andrea Lykken Kittilsen/ArtScene and Edvine Larssen. CopyRights Edvine LarssenEinar_overgangforweb





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Verging installation as seen from the entrance 

Installation at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter, Lofoten 2012
The installation Verging is a 14 meter long architectonic intervention built on site using ceiling mounted baroque panelling and veneer. The piece is also shaped by lighting. Verging allows a wood structure to come towards you in a darkened space. It curves through the gallery changing both the spatiality and its own appearance as we walk inside the installation. Walking along the wooden structure, beams of light hits the viewers as flickers from a moving image. The installation makes suggestions of a drape or stage curtain, a fence, a wall, creating a hybrid existence. 

The wood is painted maroon red but appears almost black in the dark space, allowing the red tone to shine trough where the wood boards meet and the light from the back space flows through.
Where the dark space ends a bright lit space opens and the piece makes yet another shift.The wood is kept untreated here, hinting also at a theatre set.

Verging was planned and made specifically for and constructed on site at NNKS in Svolvær. This installation alludes the baroque and theatrical qualities of the landscapes surrounding Lofoten and Nordland, with their dark winters and brightly lit summers this part of the world has a clear reference to notions of feeling on stage and off stage according to the changing of the seasons.
Verging was planned as part of the two artist show: grenseløs, umåtelig, overdreven alongside
Maja Nilsen showing a series of framed collages: What has been will be again.

Logistic planning and construction on site: Edvine Larssen and Tommy Jensen

Photos: NNKS/Kjell Ove Storvik. CopyRights Edvine Larssen



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Vefsn/N0188 (Ja vi elsker), 2005

Vefsn/N0188 (Ja vi elsker)

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Vefsn/N0188 Ja vi elsker (2005) as exhibited at Trondheim Art Museum, MA Show 2005

Sculpture 2005

This work investigates the tradition of the Norwegian national dress (bunad) with a particular focus on their visual authenticity. The female sculpture is based on the exact pattern from the Nordlandsbunad, assembled from a collection of international fabrics focusing on the relevant trading partners at the time when the tradition of the bunad was constructed at the end of the 19th century.

Fabrics used in this piece are Scottish tartan, Chinese nylon, Russian wool scarf, ceremonial fabric from Thailand, Indian silk as well as a Norwegian flag in wool. The male sculpture is a crossing between the international, neutral black suit, and the female national dress with a strong local identity (from Nordland), by embroidering a standard suit as the female Nordlandsbunad – using the pattern with the original silk tread and the same placing on the garment as if it were the bunad. The tie is made from the woven silk fabric of the shawl in the original Nordlandsbunad.

The research and production of this work was done during 2003 – 2005, and resulted as Edvine Larssens final MFA exam at the Art Academy in Trondheim NTNU in 2005.
Design: Edvine Larssen
Embroidery: Gunn Larssen
Tailor work: Gunn Larssen and Edvine Larssen
Wood and paint work (base): Edvine Larssen

Photos and CopyRights: Edvine Larssen

Vefsn/1088 Ja vi elsker exhibited at LIAF 2006

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Vefsn/N0188 Ja vi elsker (2005).Detail, male

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Vefsn/N0188 Ja vi elsker (2005). Detail, female




Side 56 (Page 56), 2007

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Side 56 (Page 56), left:installed, right:detail.

Sculptural installation 2007
Side 56 (Page 56)
consists of 49 light bulbs, all with one single word sand blasted onto them, and hundreds of meters of cable. The 49 bulbs/words form the poem on page 56 in Marte Hukes book Ta imot published in 2008 by Tiden Norsk Forlag.
Side 56 (page 56) belongs to Edvine Larssens ongoing series Text bulbs started in 2001 where she collaborates and borrows texts from various writers published material, and allows these to become part of light-bulb sculptures.

Photos and CopyRights: Edvine Larssen

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Side 56 (Page 56) installed in the exhibition Troops of Quiet Love and Disaster, Marienborg 2007


Sekvens (Sequence) #1 – #9

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Sekvens # 11 (A dialogue with Blå Speiling) 2016.
Sculpture, (freestanding wood panelling, rope, 12 shades of oil pastel)
Height varies to about 2,5m. Diameter:2,2
Bodø kunstforening in the group show; Mitt landskap where the artists; Edvine Larssen, Siri Austeen, Johanne Hestvold, Olav Christopher Jensen, Vemund Thoe, Linn Halvorsrød and HC Gilje was invited to go in dialogue with the works of Gunnar Tollefsen.

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Sekvens # 10  2015. Sculpture
(free standing wood panelling, rack tie down strap, neon yellow marker pen)
In the show: Og de skal smi sine sverd om til hakker at Nils Aas Kunstnersenter, Inderøya, Norway
Curator: Erlend Hammer
Photo I: Edvine Larssen
Photo II: Hening Lystad/Nils Aas Kunstnersenter

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Sekvens  # 1 – # 9
Sculpture and paper works, Sjøbygdafestivalen 2011
Photos: Per Kristian Nygård (ArtScene Trondheim) and Edvine Larssen.
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Sequence #2 – #9 Framed paper works made for the Sjøbygda festival 2011

Drummer Tomas Järmyr performing in front of Sequence #2 – #9.
Installed at Eggaodden school building at the Sjøbygda festival 2011