Intervjuer del 7: Presentasjon av deltagerne på Østlandsutstillingen 2015 – Green og Grothe

I dag presenteres Riri Klingenberg Green og Kristin Grothe – deltagere på Østlandsutstillingen 2015.

Riri Klingenberg Green

Riri Klingenberg Green: Klosteret, 2014
Riri Klingenberg Green: Klosteret, 2014

Klosteret

2014
 Video, 04:47min, www.riri.no

Dikemark Psychiatric Hospital is in the process of closing down. The Direc- torate for Cultural Heritage has decided to preserve its unique buildings, park and history – which forms a large part of its identity. Dikemark has inspired me to work in genres between documentary and fiction, based on impressions and findings on the hospital grounds, where I also happen to rent my studio.

The video shows the current condition of the building “Klosteret” and how it has been taken care of by its owners. Within this framework the video presents rules for patients “How to get home”, a catalogued item from the Dikemark museum. “How to get home” is about cleanliness and good behavior in a graded system from A to D, where the patient presumably can work his way out of the institution and back home, but only if he reaches degree B by abiding by the rules.

Norms and conditions are created in the interface between the human being and the institution which becomes part of its identity.

Kristin Grothe

Kristin Grothe: Without title, 2013
Kristin Grothe: Without title, 2013

Without title

2003
 Etching, monotype, charcoal on paper 80x214cm
 www.kristingrothe.de

For over a decade my work has dealt with places and people. It also deals with ones own identity, as a particular site always reflects on one ́s own experience and identity. My starting point is a real place. Through a complex technical graphic process I then edit the motive and also let my own experiences of this site and of other sites be implemented in the artwork. Thus the place detaches from its actual (origin) history and becomes a peculiar, very personal, sometimes even spiritual space. A similar process happens in the minds of spectator: Her/His own experiences and the openness of the structure of the image leads to the creation of a new personal room – a new part of the spectator’s identity.

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