LB°22 Program


Artist presentation: Silje Figenschou Thoresen

hele strekningen er af samme natur som den tidligere beskrevne trækul eller sort jord blev ikke iagttaget (2) , 2013–2021 by Silje Figenschou Thoresen. Photo: Thomas Hämén

In her presentation, Silje Figenschou Thoresen talks about her artistry and working methodology.

Silje Figenschou Thoresen’s sculptural works are located in various locations within the biennial. Hanging from walls, standing on floors and wedged into the cracks and surfaces of the biennial’s buildings. Through collecting, composition and placement, the materials in Figenschou Thoresen’s sculptural works are entirely based on the site and the existing conditions of the context. The installations are temporarily constructed, which makes it possible for the various parts to be reused in new ways in other contexts. In her practice, learning has a special and site specific meaning. Figenschou Thoresen’s installations become a kind of archive of a knowledge production that reconsiders a linear and traditional knowledge system.

Silje Figenschou Thoresen is an artist working in Kirkenes in Østfinnmark in Northern
Norway. Her artistic practice encompasses installation, sculpture, and drawing.

The presentation will be in English and is part of the seminar Earthed Imagination.

  • WhatEarthed Imagination
  • When14 Jan
  • Times16.00–16.30