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Kajsa Dahlberg and Emma Damskau

present Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz
Sunday 04.02.24
Emma rett

Welcome to a new edition of our tour series Artists show artists! Here, invited artists present our current exhibitions from their personal and artistic point of view. In this edition, Kajsa Dahlberg and Emma Damskau show around Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz's exhibition Walk Silently in the Dark Until Your Feet Become Ears. The tour is held in Norwegian.

About the exhibition

Together with five choreographers and performers, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have developed the two-channel film installation Les Gayrillères, co-produced by Kunstnernes Hus. The film's choreography shows a series of steps for a gay guerrilla, building on the unpredictable power of bodies moving in concert, experimenting with forms of togetherness. The camera films a continuous dance in a 360° movement where the interplay between darkness and light, visibility and opacity, is central. The right to be opaque, to control one’s own degrees of visibility, is at the core of the work.

The exhibition also includes a series of sculptures that choreograph the relation between on-screen and off-screen, sounding and listening, between the delayed character of the filmed performance and the liveness of visitors moving through the exhibition space. Hair, chains, microphones, and dance floor seem to have directly stepped down from the screen, having formerly existed in the diegetic universe as a wig, a prop, or part of a costume. Now they follow their own score and take refuge in their new appearance as abstracted artworks, presented in the white cube.

Walk Silently in the Dark Until Your Feet Become Ears is on view between November 10, 2023 and February 25, 2024. It is supported by the Municipality of Oslo, the Ministry of Culture and Equality, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, Goethe-Institut, Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of Switzerland in Norway.

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Kajsa Dahlberg

Kajsa Dahlberg (b.1973 in Gothenburg, Sweden) lives and works in Oslo. Dahlberg holds a Master's degree from Malmö School of Arts from 2003 and was a research fellow at the Whitney programme in New York in 2007–08. Dahlberg's work is shaped through queer life practices and theories. Right now, she is interested in investigating how non-human life forms are part of, and shape (our human) visual culture, among other things by looking at historical relations between seaweed and photography. Dahlberg's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at, among others, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Havremagasinet in Boden, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Parra & Romero in Madrid and Lunds Kunsthall. Her contributions to museums and biennials include works in Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum, 8 Bienal do Mercosul, Manifesta 8 and GIBCA – Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2019. Dahlberg is currently pursuing the PhD programme at the Royal College of Arts in Stockholm.

Emma Damskau

Emma Damskau (b.1991) is a dancer and choreographer associated with the street and club dance scene in Oslo. She has a particular love for house music and the loving camaraderie that often comes with this culture. She has mostly shared her artistic expression at the club and in battles, in addition to major stage productions with drag artist Mimi Devine, including at Dansens Hus and Teaterkjeller'n in Oslo. She is currently working on her first solo project - a work in progress at the performing arts festival Soul Sessions Encounters screening in April. The play is based on internal and external bodily sensations and observations from the club.

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