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Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold
Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

27 October - 20 November 2016

The photographer and author Heidi Furre will officially open the show.

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true, by Marte Edvarda Tidslevold, is an exhibition that develops through interactive performance: The artist invites members of the public to participate in a ca. 15-minute personal conversation. During this time, she sews a portrait that takes the form of an abstract mask. Afterwards she photo-documents the participant wearing the mask, and invites him or her to take the mask home as a souvenir of the conversation. The photo, however, is hung on the gallery wall. The exhibition is therefore constantly changing and becomes a visual record of the personal conversations the artist has had during the exhibition period.

How do we present ourselves to others? Who do we want to be, and who in fact are we? These are questions we relate to all the time in society, and they concern the masks we present to others in any given situation. We show aspects of ourselves that are contingent on the situation we are in; we adopt a role that underscores something we think is beneficial in the specific context.

‘In my works I focus on textiles and performative expressions involving bodily presence and materials. These result in subtle and sensitive performances emphasising interpersonal encounters. The themes often concern how we relate to others, how we read, understand or misunderstand unwritten rules in social situations, also the distress that arises when the boundaries of our intimate sphere are broken.’ (Marte Edvarda Tidslevold)

Marta Edvarda Tidslevold (b. 1985, in Misvær, Norway) lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Trondheim Art Academy, and a Master’s degree from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (2013). She has exhibited in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Russia. Selected exhibitions include the Northern Norwegian Art Exhibition in Bodø, 24 Spaces, A Cacophony at Malmö Konsthall, and Performing Identity at Luda Gallery in St. Petersburg. In 2016 Tidslevold received the prize Malmö Stads Kulturstipend.

Exhibition period: 27 October – 20 November 2016

www.marteedvarda.com

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold:
Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold:
Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold: Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true.
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold: Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true.
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold: Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true.
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true

Marte Edvarda Tidslevold: Tell me your dreams and I will make them come true.
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen