“Borderline Picturesque & the Recounting Prospect” began with a residency in Tromsø in 2008, where it was my experience of, and integration into, an intriguing, and quite foreign to me, community that fuelled the project. A community defined by their traditions, histories, myths and landscape: for whom local identity was of the upmost importance and in which music and image played a vital role in defining and sustaining these traditions. Through a process of abstraction and translation, both physical and mental, I created the works. These works abstract imagery important to the defining of this micro culture; allowing them to speak more generally about ones relation to landscape as a cultural product
‘As though a lens’ is the culmination of the ‘Borderline Picturesque & the Recounting Prospect’ project. It is a vinyl record produced in an edition of 300. Side A contains a spoken word piece, created through having images from the archive of the Norwegian Polar Research Institute audio described. Side B contains five instrumental songs created in a week long improvisation session with a group of Norwegian folk musicians who were asked to translate the audio descriptions from side A into music.
The show was curated by Natasha Ginwala
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