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Rør ved det som ikke kommer, 2008

Rør ved det som ikke kommer
R_rveddetsomikkekommer (9)


Installation made in collaboration with the poet Marte Huke, Torpedogangen, Dora, Trondheim 2008.

The installation Rør ved det som ikke kommer was made specifically for and was built on site in the former WWII German submarine base Dora in Trondheim. The installation was located in the torpedo concourse (torpedogangen). Rør ved det som ikke kommer consists of a sculpture-like construction shaped as a house. It is constructed from indoor spruce panelling, and stands on two meter high poles. The wooden structure is placed about 50 meters into the total 80 meter long concourse.

Marte Hukes poetic texts consisting of two bare voices was played via two loud speakers at the far end of the concourse. In this installation the massive concrete space has been darkened, and is only lit by one simple halogen spot on the floor near the sculpture. When entering the space the sound of Hukes texts are barely present, but leads the viewer further in towards the house, appearing golden from afar. The presence of visitors is a vital part of the installation as they are casting shadows when passing the sculpture to walk further towards the audio, and their own shadow. The installation has a clear on and off stage-like presence as you walk towards the light when entering, but towards pitch black darkness when leaving it.

Visual installation by Edvine Larssen
Text and sound by Marte Huke
Constructed in situ at Dora by Edvine Larssen and Per-Kristian Nygård

Photos and CopyRights: Edvine Larssen

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Rør ved det som ikke kommer as seen from the entrance

R_rveddetsomikkekommer (2)
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Rør ved det som ikke kommer  seen from the end of the concourse

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Rør ved det som ikke kommer as seen from the end of the concourse facing towards the entrance

 

Installing Rør ved det som ikke kommer

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Mezzanine, installation at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2009.

Mezzanine

Mezzanine

Installation at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2009.
This installation was commissioned specifically for and built on site at Overlyssalen at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo in 2009 as one of 3 parallel solo shows by Nina Roos, Edvine Larssen and Jesper Just. Mezzanine shows a large overturned stage. The stage stands broken in the space where it becomes a massive wall rising 7m up in the skylight hall. Mezzanine is built in birch veneer and treated with a tainted benar oil. The dark red curtain made from silk-velvet floods across the floor like a puddle. In this installation both stage and curtain have lost their functions. The stage is being staged itself, the curtain no longer hides nor reveals, yet both are creating new symbols and meanings within the exhibition space in their altered positions. Mezzanine can be seen carrying fused references between the Japanese Noh theatre and western theatre traditions.

Materials: Birch-veneer covered MDF, wood, tinted benar oil, silk-velvet, curtain weight ribbon
Scale: wood construction: H: 7M, W:6M, D:1,2M Curtain: 6m x 7m folded from 112 meters of fabric.
Curated by: Maaretta Jaukkuri
Logistic planning and material preparations: Edvine Larssen with assistance from Jan Karl Schmidt
Wood construction built in situ by the construction team at Kunstnernes Hus
Silk velvet curtain planned and made by: Gunn Larssen and Edvine Larssen
Lighting: Edvine Larssen

Photos:
Kunstnernes Hus/Leif Gabrielsen, Einar Hansen, Kjersti Berg and Edvine Larssen. CopyRights Edvine Larssen

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Installing Mezzanine, Kunstneres Hus Oslo, 2009

Mezzanine

 

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Kokong

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Kokong (Cocoon) 2008. Temporary commission for Lohove Kindergarden in collaboration with Karianne Stensland.

Kokong (Cocoon),2008.
In collaboration with Karianne Stensland I was commissioned to make a temporary art project for Lohove kindergarden in 2007/08. As part 1 of 3 projects (1:Kokong, 2:Ka sa du da and 3:I vildensky), Stensland and I made this temporary sculpture, Kokong (Cocoon), by wrapping one of the trees in the kindergardens near surroundings in a gold fabric. 

Kokong (Cocoon) was up for about two months. The children and staff at Lohove took part in both installing this piece and taking it down. The children were also given disposable cameras to
document the project during the 2 months. These photographs were gathered in albums given to the kindergarden. In addition we made a selection of the photographs and turned these into memory board games for the children to play with. The gold fabric was left with the kindergarden for their own use after the sculpture came down, and we also made them their own gold hammock to be used during the summer months as a reminder.

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Intermesso

Intermesso 

Close up of Intermezzo

Sculptural intervention in the architecture at: Luktvasslimo Farm, 2012

Intermesso is a sculptural intervention built in wood, covered with a gold coloured car lacquer.
It draws inspiration from baroque and renaissance art, providing the work with strong theatrical connotations. In the History of Art the image of light flooding in trough windows can be seen as a visualization of a higher presence. Intermesso is pulling the viewer in and out of the building with its presence in the interstice between inside and outside, appearing through a small window-like opening in the barn wall. The light is not flooding in, but shoots out towards the sky in a dramatic, yet humorous manner, breaking with the historical religious connotations. Intermesso is made as a site specific piece for the exhibition; Odor, Water, Limo at Luktvasslimo, summer 2012. The work fuses two very different realities, the extravagant continental high culture is merged with the subdued red farmhouse, common in the norwegian country side.

Logistic planning and wood-work: Edvine Larssen
Lacquering: Autoservice AS Mosjøen
Installment on site at Luktvasslimo Gård by:
Marius L. Aasprong, Trygve Luktvasslimo and Edvine Larssen

Photos: Trygve Luktvasslimo, Endre Aalrust and Edvine Larssen. CopyRights Edvine LarssenIntermezzo outside view

Intermezzo documented from liftIntermezzo seen from the ground

 

Installing Intermezzo

Installing Intermezzo

 

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Black Project

Black Project (2010)

Black Project, Oronsko center of contemporary sculpture, Poland 2010

Black Project is a wooden sculpture in the shape and size of an abstracted confessional – displayed in a dark, empty space facing the corner. The sculpture is made as a confined object covered in black car lacquer. In Black Project the viewer will instead of being able to enter this confessional to privately confess a sinful matter, be met with a confessional reflecting their own image in a perfect black surface. A strong reference is the image of the black mirror used for scrying (Divination based on an analysis of reflections in water, or on polished black mirror or metal). Scrying became widespread by the 5th century AD and was condemned by the church. A black project is a secretive project, like classified military programs or narcotics or police sting operations.

Photos: Marte Aas and Edvine Larssen. CopyRights Edvine Larssen

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Installing Black project

Transport: Black Project (2010) Before being installed

 

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Atlas Movie

Detail from the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist as seen from the stair case

Detail from the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist as seen from the stair case

Tromsø Kunstforening 2011
The exhibition Atlas Movie is a two- artist show by and with Nahoko Kudo and Edvine Larssen, in a running dialogue with curator Svein Ingvoll Pedersen at Tromsø Kunstforening. The show consists of a series of individual, site specific works by both artists. The entire project is carefully planned as a metaphorical movie that visitors can walk through.

By creating architectural interventions, the exhibition introduces dialogues between the artworks individually created by two artists. Edvine Larssen presented 3 installations, all planned specifically for Atlas Movie, all built on site at Tromsø Kunstforening. The three installations are; Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist, and Phantom I & II.

Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist
Wool yarn from spael sheep (Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace). A sculptural/architectonic intervention made from 35.000 meters of black woolen yarn running trough the whole show, hugging the entire core of the building. Everything that has existed, exists or will exist invites the visitor around the show on an orbit, with no beginning, nor end. The work must be met trough physical movement as its character changes dramatically from space to space. The material yarn is challenged both in scale and purpose.

Phantom I: 
Walls built and painted in yellow ultraviolet special effects paint.
Phantom II: Floor covered in Oracal neon-yellow vinyl.
Trough a non-tactile material; colour, this artwork spreads onto its near surroundings, architecture, other artworks as well as the viewers themselves walking around the exhibition. Phantom I and II becomes a subtle, yet physical experience, as the glow from the colour bleeds out and touches its surroundings. Phantom I and II allows the boundaries between the individual works in Atlas Movie fade out.  
Watch video of Atlas Movie on youtube here>>

Photos: TKF/Frank Ludvigsen, Lita Ellingsen (from the opening) and Edvine Larssen. CopyRights Edvine Larssen

  Detail from the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with glow from Phantom I
   Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with detail from Phantom I and Phantom II, and Nahoko Kudos Meteor

Detail from the installation Phantom I and Nahoko Kudos installation To Galielo
Phantom I, Everything that has Existed, Exists or will Exist, and detail of Nahoko Kudos Uplink

Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with glow from Phantom I
Phantom I

Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with detail of Phantom I and Nahoko Kudos wallpainting  Downlink
Phantom 1 with detail ofNahoko Kudos To Gallileo

Detail from the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with glow from Phantom I
Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with glow from Phantom I

Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with glow from Phantom I with detail from Phantom IIPhantom I and Nahoko Kudos Meteor with detail of the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist
Everything that has Existed, Exists or will Exist, with detail of Phantom I and II.

Phantom I and Nahoko Kudos Meteor with detail of the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist
Everything that has Existed, Exists or will Exist, with detail of Phantom II and Nahoko Kudos Downlink

Phantom I and Nahoko Kudos Meteor with detail of the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will ExistPhantom I and Nahoko Kudos Meteor with detail of the installation Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist
Phantom II, with detail of Everything that has Existed, Exists or will Exist and Nahoko Kudos Meteor.

Installing Atlas Movie

Installing Phantom I with detail of Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist in progress

 

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