Mobile skulpturer, Oslo 1
This is a collaborative work by Anne Berit Nedland and Ann-Elise
Pettersen, shot during a one-day session around Oslo in 1985.
They showed it for the first time at Frognergalleriet in 86,
along with extended film material, photographic and sculptural
Anne Berit Nedland had finished her sculpture studies at the
art academy in Oslo a few years earlier, where she met Ann-Elise
Pettersen, who worked as an artist model to fund her studies
in TV and cinematography. Ann-Elise was developing independent
film and performance pieces, while an initial plan with this
particular material was to include it in a TV documentary about
the work of the artist model.
ÿyvind Renberg from Danger Museum was himself nine years
old, helping carrying the smallest of the sculptures. Our choice
of this video for Old Habits is based on this personal connection
to the work, and our further research for the Peanut Circuit
project at the Norwegian Sculptural Biennial 2003, where we showed
the film along with interviews with the artists. Transcripts
from these are printed in DM Diaries #2 and 3 (in Norwegian only)
and can be downloaded from www.online-printhouse.com
Artist: Ann Elise Pettersen (Film) and Anne Berit Nedland (Sculptor)
Place: Oslo, Norway
Format: 16mm film
The Danger Museum
Oslo, Norway / Tokyo, Japan / Singapore
Danger Museum is an artist collective facilitating and exploring
the relationship between art institutions, artists and audiences.
DM's interest lies in long-term developments of concepts and
projects with collaborators that are channeled through exhibitions,
publications and the web.
Miho Shimizu and Øyvind Renberg are based in Tokyo
and Oslo whilst the third member Tien Wei Woon lives in Singapore.
Recent projects include: Contemplation Room, Overgaden/public
spaces in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002, The Danger Museum, Space@inIVA,
London, UK, 2002, Peanut Circuit, Norwegian Sculpture Biennal
2003 in Oslo, Norway, 2003, Ssamziespace 3 months residency,
Seoul, South Korea, 2004, Radio Hue, Art Space Hue, Seoul, South
Korea, 2004. Current / Upcoming: Thinking Archives. Archiving
Thoughts, Sparwasser HQ in Berlin, Germany, 2004. Calculated
Risks, book project, edited by Marianne Heier, Cork Midsummer
Festival, Cork, Ireland, 2005, LOCALE (3 months residency) at
Peacock, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2005.
Contact Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu