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Edvine Larssen: Textbulbs # V

Edvine Larssen: Textbulbs # V

Oct

20

Thu

04:56 – 04:56

-4–-3°C

light snow

Edvine Larssen
Textbulbs # V

20-29.10 
& 10-12.11 2022
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 14:00-19:00
30′ booking slot (one person at a time) / Free
Booking here: https://vello.fi/pengerkatu7tyohuone/

”The series “Textbulbs” was started in London in 2001. I was interested in investigating the lightbulb as a poetic space. In these works, I carefully sandblast text onto lightbulbs, a delicate process in need of precision and concentration. All texts in the series “Textbulbs” are excerpts from published works available also as books. The works have a durational aspect beyond my control. The lightbulbs have a lifespan in terms of how long they will give light. The works change as the bulbs die, or no longer give light, but the bulbs will not be replaced, but rather this offers a reference to how life is fleeting with a clear reference to the works of Felix Gonzales-Torres. In this new work, it continues from the very first work made in this series, with text from Samuel Beckett. His texts are full of uncertainty and unclear futures, fitting well with the state of the world.” EL

Edvine Larssen (b. Norway 1977) is currently living and working in Tromsø and Stokkøya. Her works are clearly rooted in a site bound practice, valuing time as well as space as active material components. Larssen works between the architectonic, the performative and the sculptural, with installations that are acting on both material and conceptual means. She refers to her works as Passage Works, works in a constant state of becoming, where presence plays a vital part. 
Edvine Larssen has been commissioned to make site bound works for SKAUS, RAKE visningsrom, Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim International Festival for Performative Arts, Tromsø kunstforening, Kunstnernes Hus, SALT and LevArt, to mention some. She is currently working on Situasjoner (Nasjonalmuseet) , a commissioned site bound work for the New National Museum in Oslo in 2023. She also works with various publications and text.
Edvine Larssen is Professor of Contemporary Arts at the Art Academy in Tromsø, UiT. She holds a PhD equivalent from the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at NTNU, Art Academy in Trondheim. She is also educated from Kingston University in London and CCA Kitakyushu in Japan. For more info: http://edvinelarssen.com/

Accessibility:
Työhuone is located on the street level, but there is one step in the entrance. The door is 70 cm wide. 

Thu 20 Oct 2022 – 29 Oct 2022 Closed today

-4–-3°C

light snow

Address:
Pengerkatu 7
00530 Helsinki