07February2018 Imaginalia

Solo exhibition opening at ØKS, Østfold Kunstsenter, 10. March - 22. April 2018


A composer, disillusioned by the limits and weakness of the human imagination, decides to travel back to nature. He journeys to the rivers and highlands of Northern Norway, hoping to get in touch with other sources of imagination. The composition ‘Imaginalia’ is constructed of visions unsullied by human agency and emotional politics. The sensory biology of animals and plants becomes a visual score with rhythms and harmonies based on unknown principles. All the while the composer is constantly visited by ghosts of his own past, something that makes it ever more difficult to finish the composition ‘Imaginalia’.


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11March2018 Imaginalia opening at ØKS





Thank you: Tolga Balci, David Rios, Daniel Persson, Roar Sletteland, Janne Kruse, Signe Lidén, Norsk Kulturråd, Vederlagsfondet, Fond for Lyd og Bilde and BEK.

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15March2018 Imaginalia observation

«I see the work Imaginalia as a story about the landscape where the artist grew up. A landscape in movement and change throughout the seasons. The same wind, the same seasons, the same sounds, well known but unreachable at the same time.

To return to a landscape after so many years… the senses are the same – but the meaning changes because we ourselves have changed.

A landscape you feel in the bones – but still is but a memory. Watching the film I get a pang of anxiety when I see the intensely yellow birches’ leaf; It is beautiful, but still it tells me of my loneliness and alienness in this world. I have always been curious about other beings’ experience of our common wood.

The yellow birches’ leaf is beautiful… and yet it is a moment of anxiety. The leaf represents something safe and homely we have grown up with – it is at the same time so foreign that it slaps us in the face and our soul freeze up.»


Asle Nilsen, Verdensteatret

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