Twin City: open studio and Artist talk #10


During September the Bookshop РProjectspace will be hosting Asle Lauvland Pettersen and Ditte Knus Țnnesen, currently artists in residence at Skaftfell, serving as a project space for the work in progress Рthe continuation of their project Twin City.

Open studio:

– Wednesday to Saturday, September 19 – 22, 13.00-16.00.

– Wednesday, September 26, 13.00 until evening.

– Thursday to Saturday, September 27 – 29 , 13.00-16.00.

Art talk:

Saturday September 29, 16.00, Bookshop – Projectspace

Twin City is going to be a photo, video and live / interactive video installation in Melbu, Norway and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. Perhaps this project is the first link in a reunion of two Twins separated by 110 years and 1500km Atlantic Ocean. Through a pseudo scientific history research project, we will prove a historic tie between the two cities, which do not necessarily have a historic commitment to each other.

The cities Melbu and Seydisfjordur has many striking similarities what comes to size,
look, historical origins, environment, development, geography and social structural situation. This and surely many more are the apparently secure evidence we want to document in our Pseudo Scientific field study in Melbu and Seyðisfjörður.
We want to find similarities in the two communities, and with the similarities bring people in these communities together in a search for their common history and create a common understanding of each other.

Asle Lauvland Pettersen (b.1978) is a Norwegian Artist, Director and Theater Scenographer. Graduated from National Academy of Arts, Oslo and Royal Danish Theater Academy, Copenhagen.

Ditte Knus Tønnesen (b. 1982, DK) graduated with a first class BA (hons) Fine Art Photography from The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. She has since exhibited in Ireland, The United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Norway and Denmark.

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