2019-2020. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo and ØKS, Fredrikstad.
In the autumn of 2019 and the spring of 2020, I invited around 40 artists, filmmakers, musicians, and book makers, to individually make a one-day book with me at the exhibition spaces of Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo and ØKS in Fredrikstad. The books were developed through a mix of the artist's ideas, mutual cooperation, and dialog with the audience, and were produced during opening hours. On the weekends, I hosted open artist book workshops and family workshops. In total, around 20 000 spectators passed by the performance. A total of 50 books were made with the two groups of artists in the two different exhibition spaces.
The next step for this project is to make a larger exhibition that will both showcase the books that were made as well as artworks inspired by the project: paintings, sound, sculptures, graphic art, installations. An important aspect is that all the books can be touched and read by the audience, so I´m working on producing a small edition of each book, to compensate for deterioration.
Siri Austeen www.austeen.no
Jan Erik Beck
Tina Mareen Buddeberg
Ulf Verner Carlsson
Inge van der Drift
Øivind Koppang Eriksen
Tor Magne Gundersen
Kristin Günther norwegiantoolbox.com
Geir Tore Holm
Morten Minouthi Kristiansen
Hege Liseth: www.hegeliseth.com
Pierre Lionel Matte
Nina Schjønsby/ Halvor K Haugen, Tekstbyrået
Pjotr Sapegin norwegiantoolbox.com
Randi Annie Strand
Sverre Strandberg www.sverre-strandberg.com
Tommi Sarkapalo: www.tommisarkapalo.no
Trond Arne Vangen