Between September 3rd and October 3rd the two Artists in Residence at USF, Lutz-Rainer MŘller and Stian ┼dlandsvik, transform the house on Holmedalshammaren 67 at the island of Ask°y outside of Bergen to a sculpture. This is one part of the two part exhibition titled You only tell me you love me when you're drunk.
The other part can be seen at Hordaland Art Centre at Nordnes in Bergen. On the opening night there will be a free shuttle bus beween Hordaland Art Centre and Holmedalshammaren 67.
In the past we built houses for eternity. Today property and housing have changed from being a beloved necessity to becoming an investment. At least if we are to believe the media, where reports on homes are just as well about economics. As Norway has changed from a nation with sensible rations to a country of plenty, the relationship to our surroundings has changed too.
The artists made a scale model of the house and sent it around the world via Beijing, Sydney, New York City and Paris in poor wrapping. The sculpture at Askøy is a recreation of the model as it looked when it returned. The materials which have been removed from Holmedalshammaren 67 are used to make the exhibition at Hordaland Art Centre. More information about the exhibition here.
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Lutz-Rainer Müller (Neustadt in Ostholstein, Germany) and Stian Ådlandsvik (Bergen, Norway) live and work in Leipzig and Oslo. The two met in 2006 while studying at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. Recent exhibitions of their collaborative practice include Still life with hyena, lotus and cave at W17, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, in 2010; If I won't fly, try using it as a reducing machine simultaneously at Galerie HfbK, Elektrohaus, Trottoir and St. Pauli Kunstverein, all simultaneously in Hamburg, 2008, and Sketches for the meantime at Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 2006. Their works are often products of a reaction to specific situations or contexts in which they find themselves or arrange for themselves. Currently they are working on a series where the theme of collaboration in itself is investigated, using the help of their respective arm bones, medical technology and a fortune teller.