Performance

Ilmenite, Titanium and Something In Between

Performance at Velferden Sokndals Scene for Samtidskunst, March 2019 A performance at the entrance of a disused ilmenite mine which dealt with binary oppositions, exploitation of “The Other” and the process of ilmenite mining. Ilmenite is a black rock which through a chemical process becomes titanium dioxide which is used to create the “white” in products such as paint, toothpaste and paper. Titanium is also named after the Titans- the most perfect Gods in the Ancient Greek belief system. Beforehand…

Mirage

Mirage Performance at Frogner/Vigeland Park, Oslo in June 2021 for “What is the Future if We Don’t Include the Past?” curated by Collective Oslo A 12 person parade featuring signs with scrambled text which gradually was ordered correctly to cite the quote of philosopher, George Santayana, “Those who Forget the Past are Condemned to Repeat it”. “Mirage” dealt with the dilution of situated knowledge due to the rise of fake news and emergence conspiracy theory inspired protest groups.…

GOLDEN EXCHANGE

as part of SEXY BYDEL curated by SEXY BOYFRIENDS Barcode, Oslo, Kulturnatt, September 15th 2017 GOLDEN EXCHANGE was a monumental and chaotic spectacle parading across the bridge at Barcode- one of Oslo’s most glamorous, gentrified and wealthy business areas. To the sounds of a sexy saxophone serenade evoking the Wall Street glamour of the 1980s, GOLDEN EXCHANGE dealt with the power relations inherent in resources, geographic positioning and sex. In many ways, GOLDEN EXCHANGE was a Sisyphean feat signifying…

The Final Countdown

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN November 2017, Samfunshuset, Berlevåg A performative intervention in Berlevåg- a Norwegian fishing community in the Arctic Circle created during an artist’s residency at Kvitbrakka, Berlevågatelieene. During an 80’s music evening organised by the local brass orchestra, the coral trout emerged onstage whilst the band played their rendition of “The Final Countdown” by the Swedish band, Europe. Dancing and then exposing one breast on stage, the coral…

Public Toilet Show

Public Toilet Show Performance on September 12, 2014 at Råshusplass, Oslo For Kulturnatt Oslo with Performance Art Oslo. Ritter Sport is arguably Germany’s favorite chocolate and is marketed with the slogan “Quadratisch, Praktisch, Gut” (Square, Practical, Good). My song of the same name links my difficulties with romance whilst living in Germany with Ritter Sport chocolate. Why is it that Germans want chocolate that is square, practical and good when in most other cultures chocolate…

Wir sind so Glücklich

Wir sind so Glücklich A performance about melancholy in Australian culture- a emotional state which is often masked by a kind of hysteric optimism in mainstream Australian culture. Set in Cafe le Bon Choix in the affluent area of Mosmann in Sydney in the 1980’s, the performance dealt with Ken Done, nouveau Euro Australian cuisine (a Croissant Burger) and “I Should be so Lucky” by Kylie Minogue. Based on an anonymous friend’s mother, a renowned socialite, who would take over the counter…

Erotic Art for Sale

Erotic Art for Sale In September 2009, my image as Legs Akimbo was on the cover of TIP Magazine. The issue was promoting the Berlin Art Forum. I was paid a little for the use of the image and my name was listed. However, my artwork was not included in the Berlin Art Forum, nevertheless my topless image was used to promote it as of course, sex sells. In 2010, I was also not included in the Berlin Art Forum. So during the Forum in October 2010, I stood outside the event hall where the exhibition…