artists & participants
REALITY EFFECTS – when reality is put to work is an exhibition that gives free rein to fiction, while at the same time perceiving the art space as a virtual space with a construed and sometimes false perception of reality.
The exhibition addresses phenomena such as the new global economy, human migration and the perception of reality via the media. How can reality be "put to work" and how is it generated and communicated via the media? The works of art featured at this exhibition examine in a pragmatic, discursive or analytical way how our view and concept of "reality" has changed in the face of the new economy and the influence of the media. Rather than utopian or idealistic perspectives, the works favour a more anthropological investigation into these phenomena, resulting in different fictitious and "real" stories and an active intervention in people's everyday lives.
REALITY EFFECTS – when reality is put to work is a part of Høvikodden LIVE – Henie Onstad Art Centre's annual arena for cross-artistic projects and events. The opening on 23rd August marks the 40th anniversary of the Art Centre. Apart from the main exhibition, the anniversary celebrations will include the world premiere performance of two commissioned works, and the official opening of the Art Centre´s new, outdoor stage.
Music programme: • August 23rd: Commissioned work: SPUNK (NO), Commissioned work: Lasse Marhaug (NO), Motorpsycho + Deathprod (NO) • August 31st: Cory Arcangel (US), Nils Bech (NO), Opsvik & Jennings (NO / US) • September 7th: Kjell Bjørgeengen (NO), Keith Rowe (GBR), Philipp Wachsmann (GBR) • September 14th: Alexander Rishaug / Marius Watz (NO), Eric Malmberg (SE), Lasse Marhaug (NO) • September 21st: Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (NO) • September 28th: Håkon Kornstad (NO), Rockettothesky (NO), OSLO INN (NO)
Curators: Caroline Ugelstad, Tone Hansen Music coordinator: Lars Mørch Finborud
SHAINA ANAND (IN), FIA BACKSTRÖM (SE), GOLDIN + SENNEBY (SE), PER OSKAR LEU (NO), KATYA SANDER (DK), ARTUR ZMIJEWSKI (PL), MATIAS FALDBAKKEN (NO), DORIT MARGREITER (AU), SANJA IVEKOVIC (HR).
when reality is put to work
Kuratoren: Caroline Ugelstad, Tone Hansen
Künstler: Shaina Anand, Fia Backström, Goldin + Senneby , Per-Oskar Leu, Katya Sander, Artur Zmijewski, Matias Faldbakken, Dorit Margreiter, Sanja Ivekovic