Britt Hennie Halvorsen:
Så nær

17.02 - 21.02
Wed 18:00 - 20:00
Thu 15:00 - 20:00
Fri 15:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Terminal B
Local with Social Distance

Britt Hennie Halvorsen:
Så nær

Britt Hennie Halvorsen works in both two and three dimensions with the traditional and relatable material of wool. These sculptures are complemented with soundworks in collaboration with the sound artist and composer Nils P. Johansen.

Under Barents Spektakel 2021 the artist will make use of the entire 2nd floor of Terminal B to create a large scale and Corona-friendly wool installation – a textile soundwork that provides associations of past, present and future.  

As visitors physically enter inside the artwork and become part of it, sensing the materials, sounds and smells, and considering their associations. From the swaying walls, generations of Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian voices sing to us in a conversation with time and space, weaving together what has been and what is yet to come.

“I grew up in the shadows of nuclear tests in the north, when political games drew hard lines between us. It was them and it was us. New times arrived, and we could gently approach each other through dialogue, collaboration, and the chance to make new friendships. Today, more than ever it’s important to protect these delicate connections.”

Så nær was developed in dialogue with Pikene på Broen for Barents Spektakel 2021 and is one of det gode liv // The Sweetness of Living commissions.

With thanks to: Elliina Peltoniemi, Sylvi Hollman, Daniil Efremov , Ekaterina Efremova, Gunnar B. Halvorsen and Luna Aareskjold Drecker