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.
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Photos: TKF/Frank Ludvigsen, Lita Ellingsen (from the opening) and Edvine Larssen. CopyRights Edvine Larssen
Everything That Has Existed, Exists or Will Exist with detail from Phantom I and Phantom II, and Nahoko Kudos Meteor
Installing Atlas Movie