Henie Onstad Arts Center
November 20, 2008 – January 25, 2009
NOTAM’s sound art exhibition Absorption and Resonance
started out as a competition which was announced in the fall of 2007. Øystein Wyller Odden won with the work Stone Piece
– a work where the sound of a window being broken is recorded, stretched over time and transcribed for performance by a string quartet.”The overall quality of all the contributions were very good,” says NOTAM’s director Jøran Rudi. “Picking one winner was very difficult, and it would have been a shame not to make this into a larger exhibition.” In addition to all the works from the competition, Bjørn Askefoss’ Muliot
will also be featured in the exhibition. Muliot
will be shown from December 18 until January 25.
The exhibiton bears the title Absorption and Resonance. Absorption describes how various objects pick up energy from sound waves. Resonance describes how objects are set into motion when stimulated. The title thus describes part of the process of creating meaning when faced with art. We absorb something from a given situation, it triggers somthing within us, and resonates.
Read Jøran Rudi’s introduction to the exhibition (Norwegian)
Complete list of works (Norwegian)
Bjørn Askefoss, Siri Austeen, Christian Bermudez, Emil Bernhardt, Espen Sommer Eide, Bjørn Erik Haugen, Ewa Jacobsson, Øystein Wyller Odden, Øyvind Torvund, Stian Skagen and Monica Winther
Members of the jury:
Aeron Bergman, Lars Petter Hagen, Lars Mørch Finborud, Camille Norment and Jøran Rudi
Program book design: