April 22nd- May 28th, 2016
Marthe Elise Stramrud
Friday April 22nd, 6pm
Entrée proudly presents Fading Forms, a group exhibition with Ida Nissen, Kamilla Langeland, Marthe Elise Stramrud, Eivind Egeland and Christian Tunge. In common they are all trained in photography and have later expanded their respective practices to include collages, sculptures, silk screens, photograms, texts & publications. In the works on view at Entrée, they are all directing the viewers’ perception in seeing their natural or staged arrangements as sculptural compositions.
While still many consider getting face to face with a performance, place or an object the best way to determine its authenticity and its actual existence, when not possible, we sometimes turn to photography for a certificate of truth. As the photographic reliability is inevitably vanishing in our retouched digital era, and lost in outdated formatting, or simply naturally fading away from being exposed to the sunlight – this situation is constantly in flux. This leaves a critical room for doubts when reading photography, and also a room for play which these artists are taking advantage of.
HEAVY Books publishing house will also bring these titles for the opening; Raumflucht with Ida Nissen, Finding Meaningful Patterns in Meaningless Noise with Eivind Egeland, Dropping Layers with Kamilla Langeland, The Games with Christian Tunge. All will be available at Entrée during the course of the exhibition.
Kamilla Langeland (b. 1989) lives and works in Oslo and Bergen. She holds a BFA from The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo and is currently a master student at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. She works in the field of photography where analogue processes and darkroom experimentation plays a key role.
Christian Tunge (b. 1989) lives and works in Oslo. He received a BFA in Photography from the University of Gothenburg (2015). He works with photography, printmaking and Artists’ books. He is the founder of publishing house HEAVY Books and now also part of the artist run project space MELK, which have a special focus on photography.
Ida Nissen (b. 1986) lives and works in Copenhagen. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Gothenburg (2015). Nissen works with analogue processes. Using the camera and the darkroom, she is exploring the idea of a photographic space.
Eivind Egeland (b. 1981) lives and works in Stavanger. He graduated with a BFA in Photography from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2011). He works mainly with video and photography.
Marthe Elise Stramrud (b. 1984) lives and works in Oslo. She received a BFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2011). Her work revolves around sculptural compositions of everyday objects with references to both photography and painting.