she will show
Mai Hofstad Gunnes
Wave, Whip Fan
As a satellite event to BOA's third Art Festival Bank, Bank.Bank we at She Will proudly present Mai Hofstad Gunnes and her film Wave, Whip, Fan. The work deals with the relocation of a biotope and its impact on biodiversity, but also what this implies to our understanding of site and memory.
More information about the festival and program at: www.stedsokerkunst.no
Bank, Bank. Bank is the main event and aims to «create a space where art and site are given the opportunity to work in dialogue». ‘Wave, Whip, Fan’ can be seen in conjunction with this kind of temporary exhibition sites where urban development is the source of movement and change.
The film Wave, Whip, Fan takes as a point of departure a small pond called Gulltjønn located in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. The pond was moved a couple of hundred meters due to the construction of a new highway. The title of the film refers to tail movements performed by the male smooth newt, Triturus Vulgaris, during courtship. The description of the biotope is based on recorded material from the actual place, and conversations with among others: a biologist, an archaeologist, and a zoologist who were involved in the process of moving the pond.
Wave, Whip, Fan
2017, HD video, 11min 22s, stereo audio
A film by Mai Hofstad Gunnes
Voice: Veslemøy Mørkrid
Director of Photography: Cecilie Semec
First Camera Assistant: Mattias Pollak
Sound on Location: Therese Næss Diesen
Editor: Vårin Andersen
Supervising Sound Editor: Rune Baggerud
Colorist: Christian Berg-Nielsen, Sement&Betong
Mai Hofstad Gunnes (born 1977, Lørenskog, Norge) works with film, collage, and installation. She studied at Universität der Kunste, Berlin, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan, and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway, where she received her MFA in 2004. Recent solo exhibitions has been held at Baltic 39, Gateshead/Newcastle, Trondheim Museum of Art, Trondheim, 2015, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2012, and UKS, Oslo, 2012. Group exhibitions include Når vi døde vågner, Kunsthall Oslo, 2017; Hamskifte, Dokumentasjonsprosjektet E6, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer, 2017; Facts, Stories and Anecdotes, Stavanger Kunsthall, 2015; Words aren´t the thing, CAC, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania,2015; Momentum 7, Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, (2013); In the house of Mr and Mrs X, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany, 2013; Paradox, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 2013.
Installation shots: Adrian Bugge. Cinematography: Ceciile Semec
P1: Filling Station
Artists: Ole Martin Lund Bø, Roger E.P Egseth, Liv Tandrevold Eriksen, Linda Hemmersbach, Camilla Holder, Nicholas John Jones, Jannicke Kristoffersen, Michele Tocca, Ingrid Toogood, Matthew Musgrave, Jorunn Hancke Øgstad
Opening: 6-8pm, 15 June 2018
Exhibition is open
16 June 12-4 PM
17 June 12-4 PM
For its inaugural exhibition, She Will is thrilled to present ‘P1: Filling Station’. This exhibition places contemporary abstract painting within the remains of a recently closed petrol station. The strict functionality of the building itself and surrounding detritus remaining from the last 50 years of business are in stark contrast to the aesthetic and painterly concerns that are core elements of these works, and to the cleanliness of the white cube gallery space in which they are most often encountered. Featuring six artists established in the Norwegian art scene, and five international artists showing in Norway for the first time, ‘P1: Filling Station’ offers a unique opportunity to experience these works in this special environment.
‘P1: Filling Station’ is the first in an intended series of nomadic exhibitions initiated by Liv Tandrevold Eriksen and Ingrid Toogood that present painting in varied contexts outside of the gallery to explore if/how formal works change within unusual environments. At the core of this project is a belief that paintings come alive when they connect to inhabited spaces.
All photos: Øystein Thorvaldsen