“One year ago, my idea was to construct a large flat surface of 24 panes of glass, each one playing back a past experience I have had.
The act of moderating my experiences in such a way, so as to produce an incoherent wall of sound, lodged itself in my mind as the work I would exhibit for this graduation show.
In continuing with my research on today’s climate of information sharing, my thirst for momentary illusions of personal well-being, and through the reading and contemplation of Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Storyteller”, I felt the recovery of a story unfold.
Working around ideas on the structure of information and its relationship to unexpectedness, slowly, the sculpture then aligned itself to one pivotal experience I felt compelled to share.
I hope you will follow the sound through these brief moments during your visit.
This was the exhibition text for my graduation work at the academy of fine art, Oslo.
The work was a way of making the spectator take a short walk, as a way of telling a short experience I once had in Japan. This was achieved by moving the sound through 24 panes of glass by way of transducer speakers attached to each, and thereby leading the spectator with sound for the length of the installaion
During the installation set-up, by accident, I found out that the whole work could be played like an instrument by way of microphone placement and proximity of each piece of glass, which achieved varying feedback tones, and therefore I took the decision to make a performance on the opening night with my colleague from the academy, Magnus Myrtveit.
A positive review can be found here: https://subjekt.no/2018/05/30/avgangsutstillingen-viser-et-vanvittig-niva-pa-den-nye-norske-kunstscenen/
And this very postive video review: