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Artist Talk: 

Fragility as a strength in the turbulent present 
Kunsthall 3,14
14.03.2024 19.00

Kunsthall 3,14 invites you to an artist talk with the artist Trine Lise Nedreaas and the literary scholar and poet Eira Søyseth on Thursday, March 14. The conversation springs out from Nedreaas’ exhibition Morn, currently presented in the Vault at Kunsthall 3,14.

Today’s cultural moment can be characterised by turbulent global events, reaction-driven communication and the never-ending lust for something bigger. How to use sensitivity and careful attentiveness as resistance? Can artists create a subtle space where fragility can become a strength? 


The conversation with Trine Lise Nedreaas and Eira Søyseth will take its starting point in Nedreaas' sculpture and hand-manipulated photography at Kunsthall 3,14. New and unforeseen elements appear in Nedreaas’ landscape photography when she twists and curls the pictures with her hands – waters and skies unite and disappear in the folds made by the artist.


Morn questions both individual and collective visions of the future – dreams and ambitions, but also dystopias. The talk will take up themes such as photography as a medium, visions of the future, and the intentional crumbles and creases in Morn. How do you operate with fragility and sensitivity as an artist? What might it entail to crumble something that is supposed to be smooth?


The event is free and open to all! 

The conversation will take place in Norwegian.


Trine Lise Nedreaas (b. 1972) is a Norwegian artist working with a variety of media including video, drawing, sculpture, and photography. She is best known for her intriguing and uncanny films. Nedreaas' work conveys a sense of instability and fragility. Through intimate, playful performances and makeshift materials, her work explores our shared experience of temporal existence in a relentless eternity. Nedreaas studied art history at the University of Bergen, and fine arts at the Central Saint Martins and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her works have been exhibited worldwide – notably at the billboards of Times Square, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Museum of Modern Art (New York), and BIENALSUR (Buenos Aires).  


Eira Søyseth (b. 1991) is a Bergen-based poet, translator and literary scholar. She has a master's degree in comparative literature from the University of Bergen and attended the Creative Writing Academy in Bergen. In 2020 she published her first translation, Til den skjønneste, by the Danish poet Mette Moestrup, and in 2022 she made her debut with the poetry collection Farget flekket nå, a feminist collection exploring concentration and distractions in the all-consuming, intense world where one is supposed to find one's place. She has done a wide range of literary talks and performances over the years, worked at the Creative Writing Academy in Bergen, and has commissioned works of poetry for Hordaland Kunstsenter, Borealisfestivalen, Café Legal and the climate festival Varmere, Våtere, Villere.

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