the process is the artwork

“In Africa the wise men say: good things don’t last”

Premiss, Damsgårdsveien 2011

Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.
– George Orwell, Ninety Eighty-Four, ch.7.

So…we eventually got news that our darling ex-premises PREMISS (the building that housed the coolest young underground art in Bergen, Norway, between 2011 and 2012), will soon receive its “coup de grâce” to give way to new middle-class housing facilities. If you never had the cold pleasure of walking all the way out to these shady outskirts on a rainy Friday evening for a gallery opening, then you never will.

I did my first solo-show “Ouroboros” and a few group exhibitions here. I also initiated my first curatorial projects in the old, one-cubic-meter, smelly sauna.

If  at first glance you see an ugly building above, let me remind you that perceived beauty depends on the personality of the object (combined with the subjectivity of the subject) and that this condemned building has a lot of soul. We will make sure to extract the ghost in the shell and transfer it to a new body very soon.

Here are some beautiful death-row executions, from
(There are approximately twenty of them if you let the playlist roll):

4 responses

  1. Arild

    ” good things don’t last” said by a pessimist
    ” bad things don’t last” , said by an optimist, – me!
    Arild Ringstad

    May 13, 2013 at 7:28 am

    • Haha – ok! So, combining the pessimist point of view with the optimist’s, we can conclude that things don’t last. Everything is in a state of flux, regardless of the subjectivity of “good” or “bad”🙂

      May 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

  2. Arild

    Even the Universe will one day cease to exist!

    May 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

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