September 9th, 2016

Marit Følstad

The Marble Index

Book Launch

Friday, September 9th / 6 — 10pm
Kulturnatt 2016
Entrée, Markeveien 4b







During the busy hours of Bergen Culture Night, come by and have a toast to celebrate with us the new artist book by former exhibiting artists Marit Følstad!

The Marble Index by Marit Følstad is an artist book sourcing its content from her multifaceted artistic practice over the last 5 years. Moving fluidly between various mediums and formats, the overall aesthetic and design is driven and determined by the use of Japanese binding. The folded pages challenge the traditional experience of a book - the images and artwork flowing continuously across the pages. It is a sharp departure from her previous book Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2012), which only presented videos. Although on The Marble Index Følstad continues to “explore the nature of ephemerality, transformation, dissolution, and allure,” she also uses images of neon, sculptures and drawings, thus making this new book a completely different experience.

Marit Følstad's practice encompasses video, sound, performance, sculpture and installation. Følstad received her education from Glasgow School of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago and has since participated in exhibitions in Norway and exhibiting in international venues such as The Hood Museum of Art (New Hampshire), Palm Beach ICA (Florida), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Arizona), Sculpture Center, (New York), Arthouse (Texas), CoCA Seattle (Washington), Malmø Art Museum (Sweden), Museum of Installation (London, UK) and Norwich Gallery of Art (UK) as well as The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Bergen Art Museum, Northern Norway Art Museum and Entrée (2014).

Marit Følstad

The Marble Index

Essays by:
Charlotta Kotik
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
Lilly Wei
Design by: Eriksen / Brown, Oslo
Published by Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo 2016
ISBN: 978-82- 93281-12- 2
112+24 pp, soft cover, 21 x 27 cm