Thursday, March 29, 2007

going for a walk

after we were done we went for a long walk

pentagon deconstruction

removed the top, unscrewed everything and elevated the pieces for storage - THANKS to everyone who helped!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Pentagon finished

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

lars' skule

from Bergen we took a fast ferry to Krakhella where we were picked up by Jakob and taken to Lars' school building in Hersvik.
had a lovely dinner, excellent whiskey and wined and talked till late. climbed the local mountains the next day and saw far out.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

website launch

Blue Wall of Silence website

Launched the Blue Wall of Silence website at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall. It it hosted by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK's experimental web site for electronic art ULYD .

Thursday, March 22, 2007

cutting and stabilizing

svein ove is a master with the saw! 3meter tall it is. now we have to make it stable.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

wall experiments

a mixture of shredded paper, flour, water and bird seeds...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


you can now check out TRIGGER our winning proposal for light art for the new Computer Science building at the University of Oslo.
had my first meeting with utsmykkingsfondet - great to meet the commitee who picked my proposal.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

more snow

welcome back mr. winter - as long as it doesn't rain i'm happy!
thinking and emailing with fanny about the landmark event where i will launch the blue wall of silence website next sunday.

Friday, March 16, 2007


going to oslo on sunday. have a meeting with utsmykkingsfondet about the light art competition i won. will use the opportunity to see the curator of urban interface oslo who's in town and visit nrk/ulyd. its been raining in dale for the last three days so it will be good with a brake!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

top mount

thanks to help from svein ove, jakob and jon we got the top pentagon mounted on the pillars by a rope from the ceiling. discovered that we forgot to cut the pillars at the right height so we have to do some adjustments - what the heck... pretty exciting though!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

pentagon progress

worked with svein ove on the pentagon all day

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

various tasks

mimir had my time at school so i went to help him tell about our life in new york. the kids thought we are very lucky, i guess it's true :) afterwards i hosted the weekly studio meeting and dragged the garbage cans down to the road in the pouring rain. researching dissolving materials, dreaming about egg trays and sand paper.

Monday, March 12, 2007

excursion to Flom




bøyabreen glacier

bremuseet - glacier museum (Sverre Fehn)

on the ferry the sun came through to pay tribute to elisabeth's birthday - happy birthday!


national tourist routs norway - stegastein

borgund stave church

ferry back

Sunday, March 11, 2007

just chilling

sunday, rain, coffee, studio visit, boomerang workshop, long cosy brake with little man, radio

Saturday, March 10, 2007

nkd open studios

today we have open studios. the weather is kind of wild - rainstorms and heavy winds - wonder if anybody will come...
they sure did - a nice little crowd and many good conversations. i got some tips about a material that will dissolve on impact - treullitt it's a natural material made of cement and wood shavings. have to do some research.

Friday, March 9, 2007

melvin is back

my big man arrived early this morning from brazil via new york and oslo - good :)
progress on the Blue Wall of Silence website, bergen and oslo visits. bought some more hardware for the pentagon.

Thursday, March 8, 2007


the pentagon is coming along thanks to me helping svein ove =)
he bent the metal and we mounted the five corner pillars and cut and adjusted the inner pentagon

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

it's official!

i WON the competition for site-specific electronic light art at the new Computer Science building at the University of Oslo.
my proposal TRIGGER was made in collaboration with scott fitzgerald in new york. we had champagne in my studio last night :)

in the morning i did a short presentation of Toward the Inside of Whiteness as an introduction to discussing Contemporary Nordic Art with 16 students from United World College.
after lunch we screwed the top and bottom outer pentagons together and started cutting the inner ones.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

re-established contact with NRK ulyd

turns out tilman is no longer with NRK. got in touch with kjetil who promised to take a look at the Blue Wall of Silence website - looks like we're rolling...
preparing to receive 20 students from United World College in my studio tomorrow to discuss contemporary nordic art.

Monday, March 5, 2007

i won!!!!

can't tell you what till later...

Sunday, March 4, 2007


Blue Wall of Silence, installation diagram, oslo, 2007

Saturday, March 3, 2007

skovtur - screws - experiments

went downtown through the woods to by screws. visited international café hosted by United World College students and volunteers at the old bath house. went back to experiment with the pentagon with jakob. later looked for the moon eclipse that hid behind the clouds right before it was about to happen - too bad.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

cutting edge

Svein Ove, the technician at NKD is fabulous - he will help me build the pentagon. today we cut the wood for the top and bottom pentagons and the 5 corner pillars.