Kunstnernes Hus is proud to present a performance by the Norwegian artist Marianne Heier on Sunday, August 1. The performance is titled Eurydice, and is commissioned in connection with the exhibition Rites of Passage. The National Museum at Kunstnernes Hus.
About the performance
The performance is presented as a monologue focussing on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, here seen from the perspective of Eurydice. Texts by Judith Butler, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Lana del Rey amongst others are included in the monologue. The faith of Eurydice here stands as a metaphor for potential and creation set up against loss and oblivion.
About the artist
Marianne Heier (b. 1969, Norway) is an artist educated and based in Milan and Oslo. Questions related to economics and value circulation are central to Heier’s practice, with the inherent power of the gift as a recurring theme. Her work is presented as performances, installations, texts and other types of spatial interventions.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects in public space include “ACT”, KORO/ Domus Juridica, Oslo (2020), “And Their Spirits Live On”, osloBIENNALEN/ Accademia di Brera (2019), “This Is What Creates The Seasons And The Passing Of The Year”, Castello di Rivoli/ Morina quarry, Montoso di Bagnolo Piemonte, Italy (2017), ”Orfeus”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2013), ”Surplus”, Bergen Festival Exhibition, Bergen kunsthall (2012), ”Jamais – Toujours,” Stenersen Museum, Oslo (2010); ”Saga Night”, Maihaugen, Lillehammer (2008); Pioneer, ROM, Oslo (2007); and Waldgänger, KORO, Hammerfest (2008). She has participated in group exhibitions at a number of institutions such as the Henie Onstad Art Centre (2015), the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design (2008 and 2014), Malmö art museum (2013), Trondheim Art Museum (2013), Kunsthall Oslo (2011); Hiap, Helsinki (2010); Overgaden, Copenhagen (2009); and Henie Onstad Art Centre (2009).