Norway House Foundation

Photography for: The Norway House Foundation

“funds programs promoting educational and cultural exchange between Northern California and Norway. We support fellowships for Norwegian students to study in Northern California, scholarly exchange between Norway and Northern California, and programs of Norwegian cultural interest. The Norway House Foundation is dedicated to honoring and preserving the memory of the Norwegian seafarers who risked their lives for the Allied cause in World War II.”

 

 

YourDailyPhotograph.com

YourDailyPhotograph.com curated an image I made around 2009 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Click this text-link to collect prints rom the limited edition.

 

YourDailyPhotograph.com is inspected, and personally approved by Daniel Miller, director of Duncan Miller Gallery, a specialist in important classic and contemporary photographic works of art, and owner of the largest collection of vintage photographs on the West Coast of America. Located in West Los Angeles, California

 

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TBK Utstillingen

The Midwest, aquarelle, Y-Blokka, sculpture, on Exhibition through Trondheim Kunstforening this summer. Available for purchase (to bring home after the exhibitions).
26 June – 08 August
Thursday kl. 12 – 18
Friday kl. 10 -16
Sat/Sun kl. 12 – 16
14 August – 22 August
Monday – Sunday kl. 12 – 18
28 August – 04 September
Monday – Friday kl. 14 – 19
Sat/Sun kl. 11 – 16
The painting was made during the Kjerringøy Land Art residency with guide of Sami-Norwegian painter, Gerd Grimsø. The memory of Colorado and Illinois landscapes merge with new impressions of Nevelsfjord in the abstract aquarelle. The Y-Blokka sculpture was made of a long bar of imported olive oil soap during the ongoing conflict of removing the Y-Blokken at Akersgata 44, 0180 Oslo. The protest for the plan had great public momentum but no effect in saving the city planning changes to raze the building. The idea for the soap sculpture is the relationship to the Y form and the impermanent qualities it has in both genetics and light. The bond between X and Y is dissolved in water, just as the soap will eventually become lesser and lesser when exposed to water. Yttrium and additional elemental qualities are connected to the Y-form. “The structure, the making and demolition, when brought into light with the human relationship with environment seemed evident to me, but wasn’t something people seemed willing to come to terms with. Perhaps only in the intimate moments of grief, do humans reflect on the memory of what their actions cause.” -Rachel W. Please visit this website for complete information: https://yblokka.no 
Contact: rachel@rachelwolfe.com

BODY LINE 2021

 

BODY LINE, 2021, 10:01 minute, single-channel video with stereo audio. Performance and edit by Rachel Wolfe, sound composition and arrangement by Zainab Lax and Oh No Noh (Markus Rom). Filmed at Selbusjøen, Trøndelag, Norway. The relationship between vision and body, landscape and humanity are arranged in congruence with sensitivity, harmony, allegory and myth. The elemental nature of water becomes embodied by the Body Line emerging from the water upon the land. After spending some time on land, the form gains a darkened torso before rejoining with the elemental nature of water. In a time the world experiences a great liquidity of change, the visual impressions of the audio-visual experience created to project, relate the language of water and body, in a deep feeling sense as a memory, for viewers to tune into.

 

“Delicate and sober as always. The staging and performance of the slow and soft movements fit perfectly with the mountains and the water surrounding the figure. Had the video lasted two hours, I would still want to see more.” – John Wagner

 

July 2021, The World We Live In, Groningen, Netherlands

MARKUS ROM

Born 1990 in Weiden i.d.Opf., Germany, has studied electrical guitar in Weimar and Leipzig. As an instrumentalist and composer he is active in all kinds of musical formations and interdisciplinary productions – mainly in his solo project „Oh No Noh“. Besides that he composes music for film and multimedia. Markus is mostly at home in the broad fields of experimental indie, electronic and ambient music. Apart from playing instruments (mostly guitar, also bass and synths) and using Ableton Live, he likes to find sounds by modifying things like cassette tapes, telephones and gameboys and integrating them into his musical setup.

Zainab Lax was born and raised in Germany. She is a multi-instrumentalist and music therapist, with specialisation in Harp. With a western classical background she later focused on several eastern instruments such as the Indian Sarod and the Iranian Tar. With roots in Germany Turkey, India, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan, Zainab has the flexibility and cultural sensitivity to easily adapt to other cultures. In 2017 she graduated as a music therapist at ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede, Netherlands. She is currently completing a Master at the Center for World Music in Hildesheim, Germany.


BLÅTIME SOL 2020

 

BLÅTIME SOL, 2020, 5:50 minutes, single channel video for projection. Film, performance, edit by Rachel Wolfe. Original soundtrack by Mehmet Dogu. Sun video, clay sculpture, and text by Mudi Hachim. This film was made possible by the support of AiR Kjerringøy and Bodø Kommune.

 

June 2021, New York Tri-State Film Festival.

July 2021, Award Winner, Pure Magic International Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2021, ISAFF International Symbolic Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia.

July 2021, Fullshot Film Festival

July 2021, The World We Live In, Groningen, Netherlands

 

 

The Sun’s Traveling

As a dream, the screen technology transmits the sun. The process of solar transmission touches the memory of the first moment we see sun in our life. This sun remains within each one of us. The warm light resides within us forever. This traveling project with the sun, transfers the sun through a spiritual ritual derived from Sumerian civilisation. The image reminds each of us, we move everywhere with this sun inside, and shine this sun from within.

By enacting rituals established 8,000 years ago, good energy from the sun is transmuted through the video. The light is refracted from a container, made from paint and clay. The container used in this work contains writing from texts originating from The Epic of Gilgamesh (the sun within you). The texts and container return the memory to the sun within; even in darkness, this warmth remains. The four sections drawn represent stages of the idea, or revelation, of this project from idea to certain, to implementation. In the result, the performance through dance (expressive movements) create forms to represent the process of transmitting light.

 

 


 

Nordlyset

The earth always has some magnetic excitement going on. The solar flares vary along with the cloud coverage. Despite the likelihood of northern lights being frequent, so far in Nevelsfjord, they have been a special treat. The Bayer Filter (wiki) is responsible for the dramatic green hues often seen in images of northern lights; so when I processed these, I allowed the star blur, and white and blue tones to shine through. The movement of the visual was softer and more rapid than I had pre-conceived. Kjerringøy is dark early at night since geographically resting above the Arctic Circle. While this doesn’t exactly inspire the feeling I usually have to take a nattur, or hike at night, I was able to nab these images right outside the front door. I hope the softness of the image comes to you with the delight of feeling.