Hanne Rivrud


"Our Tragedy"


2019, HD-video, split screen installation, 08:28 min


A monologue performed by a man and a woman, resulting in a resemblance of a dialogue. Declarations of love and memories from a relationship are expressed with alternating anger, crying, indifference and laughter. They contradict themselves, complete each other's sentences or repeat the words just said. What disappears between the words we say to each other?


























Woman: Synnøve Macody Lund

Man: Eindride Eidsvold

Cinematography: Aleksander Johan Andreassen

Sound recording: Eirik Halsen and Leonardo Bastos De Souza

Edit: Astrid Skumsrud Johansen

Sound design: Eirik Halsen

Grading: Aleksander Johan Andreassen

Production Assistant: Desiree Ceridwen Bringaker



Hanne Rivrud is an Oslo based artist working with moving image. She graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Universität der Künste Berlin in 2006.


Her works often contain an element of voyeurism and examine the borderline between private and public. Through the prism of solitude, she observes and explores everyday situations, and broader themes such as identity, relationship dynamic, and the feeling of being ostracised.


Her work has been exhibited internationally including 2007 Venice Biennale (IT); New York Art Book Fair, PS1 MOMA (US); MKII, London (UK); First Draft Gallery, Sydney (AU); Ars Electronica, Linz (AT); National Art Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO)