Solitude, Gjøklep ungdomsskole 2006
The space outside the school had a theatre with seating stairs. This had similarities to the old Greek theatres, with their open spaces, inviting for activities. Inspired from the relation between the theatre space and the Athena temple in Delphi an idea developed of having something inside the school, as a reference to the theatre outside. The concept with the four seating objects originates from an earlier cooperation with a clinical therapist, Britt Selmer. A workshop in Athens focused on old and modern myths reflected in art and architecture. The idea of Delphi as an open, empty space, generated the idea of the constellation of the seating objects, with an open, empty space inside, inviting for activities. One can sit inwards, or outwards. Words on the seating objects can work as ice breakers and stimulate to conversation.
From Old time new time, a collaborative art project for social experience. The seating object “Psychological portrait” from this project was exhibited at Lume Gallery, Art of Research Conference, University of Art and Design, 2007.
A collaboration with Holmestrand Municipality and artistic consultant Barbro Hernes, Public art Norway.