Exhibitions | 24-09-2022

Jaw sculptures feature in interactive glass exhibition

Norway’s S12 Gallery is hosting the collaborative ‘Talk To Me’ interactive exhibition by Terese Longva and Roar Sletteland, on now until 20 November 2022.

‘Talk To Me’ is an audiovisual installation, consisting of a series of moving ‘jaw sculptures’ constructed in glass and metal. The sculptures are activated and start moving at different speeds, tempo, intensity and rhythms when people enter the gallery.

The exhibition deals with topics such as physicality and subjectivity, language and communication.

S12 explains, “The figures possess a form of humanity, but only almost. They lack substance. They turn to the audience and to each other and try to say something, but no meaning emerges.

“On the one hand, the exhibition is about what is not talked about, the unmentionable. What can be said out loud, and what must we internalise? What happens to that which we internalise? On the other hand, it shines a spotlight on the overwhelming need for communication and information we experience today.”

Terese Longva is interested in creation and change processes in nature, people and society. She works in various mediums, particularly performance, video and installation. The body and bodily experiences are often the starting point for her works, as a place to make the political visible.

Roar Sletteland is an active contributor to Bergen’s contemporary art scene, particularly in the field of music, stage and sound art. He constructs sound equipment, musical instruments and robotics for his own, and others’, projects. Talk To Me is the first collaborative project between Longva and Sletteland.

The exhibition is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council, City of Bergen, Vestland County Council, More og Romsdal County Council, More og Romsdal Art Center, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, BEK and S12.

The show is open from Friday-Sunday 12pm to 4pm until 20 November 2022.

S12 Gallery is at Bontelabo 2, 5003 Bergen, Norway. http://www.s12.no

Image: The ‘Talk to Me’ exhibition features moving jaws.

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