January 23rd- February 22nd, 2015

Steinar Haga Kristensen

The Fundamental Part of Any Act

Opening Friday January 23rd / 6pm

SCREENINGS (1 hour):

Thursday___6pm

Friday_____6pm

Saturday___6pm

Sunday____6pm

and by appointment



PressRelease
Entrée opens this season with 'The Fundamental Part of Any Act' by Steinar Haga Kristensen. His first solo exhibition in Bergen consists of an adaptation of his latest opera 'The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility', into film. This opera was performed last September in relation to his ongoing monumental fresco in Oslo Town Hall. The libretto revolves around the conflict between the artist, the power of the state, and the people, by using the fresco as both backdrop and critical role in the narrative (NY Times, 24.9.14). The composition reappropriated the City Hall’s 49-bell carillon, and could be heard throughout the city center while the opera took place for a limited amount of audience inside.

The piece is performed by two of Norway’s leading opera singers, Nils Harald Sødal and Helene Wold, and the choir conducted by Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos. The score is by Morten Norbye Halvorsen with Steinar Haga Kristensen and Trond Reinholdtsen, and performed by carilloniste Laura Marie Rueslåtten Olseng and percussionist Håkon Stene. The opera was part of 'Soft City' performance festival presented by Kunsthall Oslo, and follows previous 'The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part I) at UKS, Oslo in 2009.

Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980, Oslo, Norway) lives and works in Oslo. He has exhibited at The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Etablissement d’en face projects, Brussels, Belgium; Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; WieLs Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Kunsthall Oslo; Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark; UKS, Oslo and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is educated from The National Academy of Art, Oslo, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien and Sydney College of Art. Haga Kristensen is concurrently part of the exhibition 'Beyond G(l)aze' at KODE Art Museums of Bergen opening the same night.

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The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image) (2015). Two channel video installation.

The Fundamental Part of any Act (2015), Fresco. The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image) (2015). Two channel video installation (48:12).


The Fundamental Part of any Act # I (2015), Fresco.

The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image) (2015). Two channel video installation.


Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image) (2015). Two channel video installation.

The The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image) (2015). Two channel video installation.

The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image) (2015). Two channel video installation.

Entrada (2015), Fresco.


Entrada (2015), Fresco.