Victoria Durnak

Readings In The Family Architect

Date: 12.06.19, kl. 19-20.
Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggata).

Readings on the theme of family with Nora Eide, Linn Strømsborg and Nils-Øivind Haagensen in Victoria Durnak’s exhibition The Family Architect.

In March this year, Victoria Durnak took on the role of family architect for a Norwegian family. Family architects are «experts in the human condition» available for hire through the American firm Cognition Builders. By placing an architect in the home, as well as allowing a further team of architects to observe through video and audio surveillance, the company offers to correct unwanted behavior in children as well as relational issues within the nuclear family.  The intervention, which took place within the family home, resulted in the exhibition The Family Architect, currently on view at Atelier Nord.

Durnak has invited three authors that have written on family as a subject Nora Eide, Linn Strømsborg and Nils-Øivind Haagensen. All three will read from their own essays in the exhibition. The readings will take place Wednesday 12th of June, 7 PM.

Nora Eide (b.1987) is from Trondheim. In 2017 she published the collection of short stories Familien din which was listed as one of the best books of the year in the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

Linn Strømsborg (b. 1986) published her first book, Roskilde, in 2009. Strømsborg has published three novels with Flamme Forlag, and her fourth, «Aldri, aldri, aldri», will be released this fall. She is born and raised on Furuset like so many great people before her.

Nils-Øivind Haagensen (b. 1971) is a Norwegian publisher and writer living in Oslo. Haagensen has written several collections of poetry and novels, most recently the collection of poems  «Stor» (2018). In 2013 he was nominated for The Nordic Council Literature Prize for the poetry collection «God morgen og god natt». Haagensen is an editor for Flamme Forlag, which he founded with Bendik Wold in 2008.

The Family Architect is the result of Atelier Nords yearly Open Call and is on view until the 16th of June. Atelier Nord is open Thursday and Friday 15 – 18, Saturday and Sunday 13 – 18.

Supported by Arts Council Norway.