Tonje Bartnes Andersson
Opening November 18th at 7pm
Open: Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th, 12:00 – 16:00.
People are living their lives according to fixed patterns that tend to repeat themselves endlessly. We eat the same thing, we go to the same place, we buy the same thing. Over and over again, like an echo. Man leaves behind more and more tracks as time goes on. An increasing amount of these tracks do not disappear. They pile up and take more and more space. While the tracks are growing, we seem to diminish. In order to gain some sort of control over our own existence, we try to free our thoughts by creating new patterns. The exhibition is a study of traces that time has left behind. By doing something that is really just a completely pointless repetativ action, Tonje Bartnes Andersson questions whether it is possible to create space for our own mind. Can we physically take back our time? The exhibition will consist of textile work, drawing and photography.
Tonje Bartnes Andersson is currently a student at the Master program at the Art Academy in Trondheim. Based on the textile craft traditions, her works circles around ideas that deal with time, consumption and recognition. Her work is currently featured in the group show Sammen om det? at Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Trøndelagsutstillingen 2011 at Levanger Kunstforening, and she will do a show at Snake Mountain Gallery in Oslo, December 2011.