Work notes - Audioplay in the University of Oslo

Work Notes by artists Prerna Bishnoi and Sindhu Thirumalaisamy is an audioplaylist with track notes, created for the installation MMMMM ... Alone (of all her sex) on Campus Blindern, UiO. The piece is 30 minutes long and curated into the associated programme of the installation itself. 

In Work Notes, we listen to the voices and words of Maryam Trine Skogen and Marion Rosen. They speak about their care work that can neither be fully contained in nor cast outside of their religious and political milieus. Rosen, a German refugee who settled in California, developed a technique of bodywork called Rosen Method. Skogen is a Rosen Method therapist, a Norwegian Muslim and a student of theology. Work Notes is synchronous with an emerging prayer space, Masjid al-Nisa, led by women and queer Muslims in Oslo, of which Skogen is a part.

Inn collaboration with the University Chaplains we set up an additional installation of the  sound piece – in Rom for tro og tanke on Blindern, Thursday 16.11.17 between 11.30AM-4.00PM.
I will be present for conversations about the piece and the art project in general. At the same time we are releasing the work online.

Collaborative with Nine Herbs Charm

Hannah Mjølsnes of the Nine Herbs Charm will perform a tea - serving of Stachys Officinalis (Bethony) while I recite texts from Hildegard von Bingen`s plant medicine, as written in her manuscript Physica from the 10th Century. The serving will bare in mind the plants’ needs and character, and is thought to facilitate a meeting between the visitor and the plant. 

The event is programmed for Oslo Art Weekend.
Photos: Daria Segal / Petrine Vinje

The Power of Motifs Conference

Co-curating and arranging the interdisciplinary conference the Power of Motifs has taken up a lot of my time the last year. This week it all sparks off, and I am looking forward to the talks of Marina Warner, Paul Binski, Roee Rosen, Jorunn Økland, Susanne Sæther and many more.

As part of the conference we are launching a publication and I am opening an installation on the University Campus named MMMMM ... Alone (of all her sex) - a title partly lent from Marina Warners "Alone of all her sex - the myth and the cult of Virgin Mary"

Have a look at our website for full program and news

MMMMM... Alone (Of all her sex)

I am currently working on the project MMMMM…Alone (of all her sex) – a temporary installation on the premises of the University of Oslo. 

The installation MMMMM…Alone (of all her sex) will serve as a platform for discussions, talks and creation of new artworks open to interaction with the public. It will feature visual and audiable artworks, performances, readings, a collection of texts in a publication, lectures and talks all within a temporary installation in public space constructed for the premises of Blindern, University of Oslo. MMMMM…Alone (of all her sex) aims to bring visitors into contact with the notions and view on the female as creator and political being, in opposition to the narrow understanding of the symbol Virgin Mary; mother and virgin. A survey of the development in Marian motifs will serve as a base for discussing overarching perspectives concerning the communication of motifs.

Phd. Karoline Kjesrud`s ongoing postdoctoral project "Marian Words & Marian Images. Motifs of Spiritual and Intellectual Mediation" hosts the interdisciplinary conference the Power of Motifs, and the commissioned installation will open on September 7th 2017 – on the occasion of the conference. 

My soloshow in Bamberg, opens tonight, as a result of the year I spent in Germany as a resident at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia. On view: site specific installations in the garden and a series of sculptures and works on paper in the baroque halls of the Villa.


Public comission at Camp Jørstadmoen

  Photo: Jørn Hagen / KORO

Photo: Jørn Hagen / KORO

The sculpture S.I.G.N.A.L.E.T is newly installed permanent at the military Camp Jørstadmoen, close to Lillehammer. Today it was officially opened by Col. Carl Christian Stikbakken. The sculpture is a commission for Public Art Norway (KORO), made for the officers quarters on public area.

Wunderkammer / Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

 Installation view, Wunderkammer, Ultima Academy 

Installation view, Wunderkammer, Ultima Academy 

Ultima Academy is an international symposium that takes place during Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival. I am co-curating this years Wunderkammer at the Kulturhuset, together with Helga Marie Nordby. The Wunderkammer at Kulturhuset is an experimental interpretation of the Renaissance-style cabinet of curiosities that connects works presented at the Ultima Festival 2015 to the world of nature and of natural sciences. 

Created by professional artists and students, this audiovisual exhibition is also stage for the lectures, performances, screenings and conversations of Ultima Academy 2015.
Concept Heloisa Amaral.
Curators: Helga-Marie Nordby and Petrine Vinje.
Supervision: Dirkjan van der Linde (KHIO)

Works by Jan Moszumanski, Hilde Halvorsrød, Dirkjan van der Linde, Magnus Oledal, Serina Erfjord, Susanne Winterling, Anton Jawdokimov, Ask Vatne Brean, Magnus Myrtveit, Jannicke Kristoffersen, Petrine Vinje


hva er det med arkiv? / Art Council Norway

 Cover artist book´k, design by Eller med a

Cover artist book´k, design by Eller med a

Our art- in- the- archive project AGLA HAGLA is now presented amongst the other projects in a publication by Art Council Norways today. Edited by Gerd Elise Mørland and available through download from their website.
AGLA HAGLA was completed late 2014 with my collaborative partners Phd. Karoline Kjesrud and Rune Archives Prof. James Knirk.