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Vertigo

Date: 12.11–19.12.21
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 15-18, Saturday and Sunday 12-17.
Location: Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggata).

Join us for the opening of Vertigo on Thursday 11th of November from 7 PM.

Vertigo is a group exhibition consisting of four works made between 1993 and 2002. All videos – by Marit Følstad, Mattias Härenstam, Lotte Konow Lund and Elisabeth Mathisen –that show attempts at dealing with difficult emotions or at keeping difficult emotions under control. In all four cases the artist performs simple actions with the camera turned towards themselves. 

In medical terminology, vertigo is defined as “a false feeling of the body or its surroundings in motion”. People that experience vertigo, as a symptom of a phobia for example, describe the experience as frightening, characterized by anxiety and loss of control over the body. The aim of this show is to have an immediate emotional impact on visitors while also allowing one to reflect on how and why we are affected by the emotions of others.

Produced in collaboration with The Norwegian Video Art Archive at The National Museum of Norway.

Curated by Nicholas Norton.