Atelier Nord ANX
Olaf Ryes pl. 2, 0552 Oslo (entrance from Sofienberggt.)
24.10 – 09.11 2014
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 4-8PM, Saturday and Sunday 1-6PM

Welcome to the exhibition opening on Thursday 23rd of October 7-9PM.

Atelier Nord is pleased to present Videopersona by the artist group Carousell at Atelier Nord ANX. Carousell is a collaborative project by Felice Hapetzeder, Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Marit Lindberg and Kristina Kvalvik.

Most artists that work with video have an archive of unused material – footage that for one reason or another didn´t quite fit in, parts of projects that never quite worked, ideas that seemed good, but ended badly; small clips that arose by coincidence, without specific goals. The artists in Carousell have chosen to give up control of their respective archives and have given each other carte blanche to use each other’s material. This material, which the artists have exchanged in preparation for Videopersona, has a personal starting point; enabling Carousell to challenge established notions of artistic authorship and widen the creative possibilities within video through their exchange practice.

Felice Hapetzeder´s material consists of a tense and unresolved meeting with a family member that previously had a connection to Nazi Germany. Marit Lindberg had a set of material that was somewhere between a personal travel journal and an attempt at an art project. Henrik Lund Jørgensen made multiple attempts at new video projects after his father’s suicide, but these were all tinted by this period of sorrow. Kristina Kvalvik spent a period documenting her surroundings in 8mm, but was unable to process the material with the required distance for an art project.

The process of giving up one´s own project has resulted in a number of interesting questions for the group – how much of the original project is recognizable in another artist´s end product? And perhaps even more importantly, who can be regarded as the author of the resulting work?

Henrik Lund Jørgensen (f. 1975) received his education at The Malmö Art Academy. He works with video, performance, installation and photography. In recent years he has shown work at Rostock Kunsthalle, Bonn Kunsthalle, Norrtälje Konsthall, Lilith Performance Studio, Den Hirschsprungske Samlingen, Museum Kunst der Westküste and Kiasma.

Kristina Kvalvik (f. 1980) is a Norwegian artist that lives and works in Denmark. She completed her MFA at The Malmö Art Academy in 2008. Kvalvik´s work has been shown extensively in Norway and internationally, including Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, LOOP Film Festival i Barcelona, Høstutstillingen and Vigeland-museet.

Felice Hapetzeder (b. 1973) lives and works in Stockholm. He received his education from Konstfack, also in Stockholm, where he completed his degree in 2002. Hapetzeder has previously exhibited work at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Cairo Video Festival, Haninge Konsthall, Uppsala Konstmuseum, ECoC Istanbul 2010, 10th Istanbul Biennial Nightcomers, Moderna Museet and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

Marit Lindberg (b. 1961) lives and works in Malmö. Lindberg´s performances, videos and video installations have been presented in galleries, museum and kunsthalles in Sweden and abroad, most recently at Växjö konsthall, Malmö Konsthall abd Paço das Artes in São Paulo, Brasil.