Anatomical Theatre

For Norwegian Sculpture Biennale 2013 I constructed a full scale model of the anatomical theatre built for Gustavianum, Uppsala University, in 1662. The installation was executed in the Gustav Vigeland Park, close to the Monolith.
Anatomical Theatre explored principle of «body in space» as well as the qualities of this particular historical architecture with all of its physical extremities on view. Anatomical Theatre served as a platform for the exploration of the mind and body through a program of lectures, discussions and conversations, a video/ film, and performance program as well as execution of different practices in physical and mental training. The events took place inside the theatre, and the sculptural structure thus became a dialogue-theatre with historical reference.

Participating artists and lecturers: Fernanda Branco, Berit Heir Bunkan, Martijn van Beek, Prof. Jens Braarvig, Ingrid Eggen/ Ellesiv Selseng, Dagfinn Føllesdal, Jason Havneraas, Liv Kristin Holmberg, Maren Dagny Juell, Erle C. Kenton, Roskva Koritzinsky, Bruno Laeng, Lars Jørun Langøien, Dušan Makavejev, Karen Høybakk Mikalsen, Karen Nikgol, Jean Painlevé, Dr. Tom Slevin, Christian Suhr, Espen Stueland, Aina Villanger, Kristine Øksendal, Hanne Ørstavik, Ina Åsheim. Associated programs was curated by Petrine Vinje and filmprogramme curated by VUXIA. The project was further developed and published in Anthology - Anatomical Theatre in 2018 by Uten Tittel Forlag