A K DOLVEN
2014, sound installation with metal sign
4 min 29 sec. Edition 3 + 2 AP
Courtesy Wilkinson Gallery, London, OSL contemporary, Oslo and Bo Bjergaard, Copenhagen
08.04. - 05.06.2016
Opening reception Friday April 8th at 18:00
The word "kom" (English: come, German: komm) is expressed by the artist at the edge of a lake, facing a steep wall of mountains. Multiple echoes are heard. The mountains of Lofoten are among the oldest in the world, millions of years. By shouting towards the mountain wall, it is as if they throw back their own voice.
A K Dolven, Images at the lake, 6 x 6 analogue photographs
A subtle resonance is characteristic of one of Norway`s most prominent artists A K Dolven’s practice. The work Please return continues the investigation of a series of recurring themes in her extensive production, both formally and conceptually. Dolven moves between the monumental and the minimal, the universal and the intimate, often by drawing lines that point beyond the confines of the work. Interpersonal relations and interactions are central to her oeuvre, not the least in performance based works. The artist explores social interaction in the meeting between outer and inner realities, existential conditions and forces of nature. The work Please return in the exhibition is filmed in Lofoten and tells about the symbiosis with nature which she experiences in this, her other domicile. The sound in the work echoes in the majestic mountain scene and in repetition changes tone and meaning.
Courtesy OSL contemporary, Oslo, Norway.