The Stars down there
10 May - 10 June 2012
The exhibition The stars down there consists of one large textile work. The project of Elise Storsveens has been to create an illusion of images of space by using tiedye technique on seconhand textile materials.
The space has allways fascinated people and been a source of inspiration to both scientific research and literary fantasies. The hubble telescope and various other technical devices makes it possible to take photographs, make documentation and research of stars, planets and galaxis. But still there is a lot we do not know about the space, and many of the teories are soo abstract that they can only be understood by experts.
The exhibitions title, The stars down there, is borrowed from a science fiction short story by the american writer Manly Wade Wellman. In the short storys fictional univers the notion that the world is round is set up against the recognition that it is flat. The science fiction genre mixes science and fantasy and creates fictive universes with a certain kind of inner logic. Elise Storsveen is doing something similar in this installation. She stresses the distiction between fiction and reality in her attempt to create an illusion of images of space with stars and planets.
Elise Storsveen (1969) lives and works in Oslo. She studied at The National College of Arts in Oslo, graduated in 1996. She has had solos exhibitions at Galleri Trafo, Asker, 0047, Kunstnerforbundet, Fotogallery in Oslo, among others. In 2010-2011 she participated in the group show Take me to your leader at The National Museum and Bergen Art Museum. She has done sveral collaborative projects with Jon Gundersen. She is working together with Eline Mugaas with the fanzine ALBUM#, which is currently exhibited at Kunsthalle Zürich and at MoMa in New York.
Stjernene der nede
Stjernene der nede