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From the exhibition Just a Small Piece of Nature at the Centre of their Universe at Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway. Photography, 100x150 cm.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 2014:
September 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Factory Light, Slemmestad, Norway
September 19, 2014 - September 25, 2014
Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao, China
Brødrene Løvehjerte har satt store avtrykk hos fotograf Marie Sjøvold. «Den overveldende følelsen av at noe så trist, også kunne være fint, for guttene skulle møtes igjen og dra på nye eventyr sammen.»
Det var flere bøker som dukket opp i mine tanker da jeg skulle skrive om mitt barnebokminne. Noen favoritter spratt frem, mens andre har har jeg måttet grave frem, og med dem glemte minner. I min familie hadde nok Barnas egen sangbok av JonRoar Bjørkvold de mest slitte permene, og jeg elsker fremdeles å dra på eventyr med Ruffen av Tor Åge Bringsværd og Den lille Prinsen av Antoine de SaintExupéry. Etter å ha lest boken Jørgen+Anne=sant av Vigdis Hjorth la jeg og mine venninner skumle planer om å sende falske kjærlighetsbrev og fletteklipping. Heldigvis ble det med planene.
Ett av mine sterkeste barnebokminner, har jeg fra biblioteket som jeg ukentlig gikk innom på vei hjem fra barneskolen. Vel, det er rart med minner. De er som drømmer. Steder, mennesker og hendelser kan opphøre, forsterkes, transformeres og blandes. Hver gang jeg åpner en bok som jeg ikke har sett i siden jeg var barn, er det som en bølge kommer over meg. En bølge av lukt, tilstedeværelse, papir og minner. Store kraftige bilder som beveger seg. De lever, og jeg blir sugd tilbake inn i min barndoms opplevelse av boken. Dette varer dessverre kun i noen få sekunder. Så tar boken tilbake formen og blir en av mange bøker. Kun et objekt sett gjennom mine voksne øyne. Sidene mister sin fylde, og tegningene blir sorte streker på hvite ark. Fine, men flate og stille. De få, suggerende sekundene tilbake i barndommen får meg til å huske det komplette universet barnet går inn i når boken åpnes.
f35c25021b4cd5b7b1a64359bad60ee6e3660d1182f0798e86fbc0e3Tilbake til biblioteket en gang på begynnelsen av 90-tallet: Jeg sitter ved et stort, rundt trebord. Det er litt for høyt for meg og jeg dingler med bena, men det plager meg ikke. Jeg hører en stemme fortelle om to brødre. Kavring heter den ene. Han ligger i en seng, svetter og puster tungt. Jeg vet ikke om fortellerstemmen er min egen, eller om noen leser for meg. Jeg vet ikke om det er begynnelsen eller slutten av boken, men det er slutten på den lille guttens liv. Hyllene i biblioteket blir transparente og svinner hen, og en seng dukker opp der hyllene stod. To senger. Jeg kan se de to guttene. De skal ri gjennom Kirsebærdalen med frodige, blomstrende trær. Og de skal sitte rundt et bål og lytte til fiendens samtaler. Men nå ligger Kavring alene i leiligheten. Og leiligheten er i biblioteket der jeg sitter. Jeg hører lyden av et nebb mot en rute, ser en fugl utenfor. En due tror jeg det er. Den står nesten stille i luften helt oppe i mønet på biblioteket, og ser på gutten i sengen. Den lille gutten dør. Dette er alt jeg, 20 år senere, kan gjengi fra Brødrene Løvehjerte av Astrid Lindgren, men boken har allikevel satt store avtrykk i meg. Det var nok mitt første møte med døden og barn som dør. Og den overveldende følelsen av at noe så trist også kunne være fint, for guttene skulle møtes igjen og dra på nye eventyr sammen.
På tross av at jeg selv som barn var sikker på at jeg skulle bli forlatt eller dø ung, opplever jeg at de fleste barn jeg snakker med har et svært naturlig og ukomplisert forhold til døden. Da datteren min som treåring var ute og fløy satt hun klistret inntil ruten og tittet intenst ut av vinduet. “Mamma, jeg kan ikke se mammaen til Pippi. Og hvor er farfar?” Jeg forstod ikke hva hun mente, og måtte be henne utdype det for meg. “Mammaen til Pippi er en engel i himmelen, og farfar bor også oppe i lufta, så hvorfor kan jeg ikke se dem?”
Jeg har fremdeles flere barnebøker jeg jevnlig leser og finner mot og inspirasjon i. Og heldigvis har jeg fremdeles et lite lerret mellom pannen og nesetippen som rulles ned når boken slås opp.
"DUST CATCHES LIGHT" IN CHINA
My book "Dust catches light" is now published in China!
In July I was on an assignment in Italy, doing the artworks for the new italian fashionbrand Caftanii. Working with the most amazing team of Italian creative and a swedish stylist.
I am proud and delighted to have my work exhibited along findings and sculptures from the Stone age at Monrepos Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution in Neuwied, Germany
KUNST NR 2
In the latest issue of the norwegian magazine KUNST you will find an interview with Marie written by Helena Brodtkorb. You can read the interview here
Marie were a part of Slideluck that took place in Oslo at Fisk og Vilt on May 15, 2014. Slideluck is a combination of a slideshow and a potluck where artists can show their work and enjoy food. The slideshow were curated by Laara Matsen. You can read more about Slideluck here.
From the opening of the exhibition "Viewfinders. Contemporary Baltic and Nordic Photography" in Riga.
From the cover of Die Nacht #15. that can be purchased here.
Marie participated in 2014Frames that took place during Glascow International Festival of Visual arts. 2014Frames presented a diverse selection of critical documentary, fine art, and experimental international photography in a series of public slide shows. Learn more here
From the opening at Trafo Kunsthall 1st of March 2014. About 500 people attended! You can find more pictures from the event here.
From the opening at Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen. The exhibition Beyond Realism is open until the 23rd of March 2014.
INTERVIEW AT NASJONALGALLERIET NRK2 by Charlotte Thiis-Evensen
This spring I was interview by Charlotte Thiis-Evensen for Nasjonalgalleriet, NRK2. She did a story about artists working with sleep. The interview will be casted September 30th at 20.55.
After the 30th is possible to see it here: NRK.no/Nasjonalgalleriet
GUIDED TOUR AT NOBEL PEACE CENTER
In 2011 a wonderful journey started when I received the European Photo Exhibition Award#1 (EPEA) together with eleven other European photographers. We were all given a grant and in a period of six months we were all to produce a photoessay on the theme “European Identities”. The work would be shown at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, at the Lumina Photo Festival in Lucca, Italy, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France and lastly in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Center.
Now, two years later it is a bit sad that the “European Identities” exhibition tour and the EPEA#1 journey is coming to an end, but I am grateful that many beautiful friendships with my EPEA colleges will remain. And it is amazing to know that the exhibition has attracted a total of more than 130 000 visitors in Hamburg, Paris, Lucca and Oslo. The exhibition is still open at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo until the 15th of September 2013. On the 13th of September Monica Larsen and myself will give a guided tour of our work at 19.30 and 20.30. Free entrance! I hope to see you there.
Fotogalleriet Editions are premium-quality contemporary camera-based artworks, produced in a limited edition of 25 prints (signed by the artist) and available for purchase at Fotogalleriet or can be ordered through the gallery’s website.
The artist who have contributed to Fotogalleriet Editions are:
SUSANNE M. WINTERLING
LUTZ-RAINER MÜLLER & STIAN ÅDLANDSVIK
The artists represented in the Fotogalleriet Editions portfolio have all exhibited at, or collaborated with Fotogalleriet in the past.
Fotogalleriet Editions are printed on premium quality materials and framed with the utmost care to match international museum standards. Fotogalleriet works exclusively with Studio Technika and Brodins Rammeverksted to ensure professional handling and appropriate conservation of each print.
Fotogalleriet is open from 19-21, with wine, beer and snacks. Welcome!
30.08 - 01.09.2013:
I am exhibiting the short film "While we were sleeping" at Factory Light festival in Slemmestad, Norway. It is a outdoor exhibition in the center of Slemmestad, and the work will be projected on the old factory building. Eivind Natvig is showing his work "Kom, for alt er ferdig."
NORDIC NOW RELEASE at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, 19.00
At the Oslo launch on Wednesday 28. August there will be talks by Toft Honerud, Eivind H. Natvig and Marie Sjøvold.
Landskrona Teater, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden, Friday 23 august, all day
Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Saturday 24 august, from 8 pm
Marie Sjøvold is presented in the special issue on Nordic contemporary photography; nordic now! The publication is the result of a unique collaboration between the photo magazines Filter (Denmark), Photo Raw (Finland) and the art journal Objektiv (Norway). Featuring portfolios by over fifty established and upcoming Nordic artists it provides an extensive overview of contemporary Nordic photography.
nordic now! zooms in on five tendencies governing the production of photography in the Nordic countries today: private and autobiographical photography; hybrids between photography and other media; the return to analogue techniques; dream-like scenarios that merge reality and fantasy, as well as looking at the immense changes that the genre of documentary is undergoing, with its practitioners questioning and pushing the borders of how it is defined. The publication includes essays by critics and curators from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
Kathy Ryan from the New York Times Magazine gives an outside view of Nordic contemporary photography, which she says combines “a spirited, nude, happy, paradise imagery with the intimate, close-to-home, metaphorical landscape.”
My picture of Karsten sleeping at Paulus seniorcenter is exhibited in Oslo Bymuseum.
The exhibition "Livsløp" is a collection of meetings between 22 photographers and 22 elderly living at Paulus seniorcenter in Oslo, and their stories.
Photo: Agnete Brun
Norwegian Journal of photography on New York Times Lens Blog.
Norwegian Journal of photography#1 The first volume of the Norwegian Journal of Photography (to be published once every two years), supported by the Fritt Ord (Freedom of Speech) Foundation, featuring the work of 10 Norwegian photographers; Oddleiv Apneseth, Ingvild Vaale Arnesen, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Andrea Gjestvang, Ellen Lande Gossner, Eivind H. Natvig, Karin Beate Nøsterud, Monica Larsen, Marie Sjøvold and Helge Skodvin.
“From road trips to more metaphysical journeys,” the photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb wrote in an introduction to the book, “from isolated northern towns to more ethnically diverse southern cities, from Norway’s elderly to its youth, what these NJP projects share is a kind of questioning of the complicated issues that face Norway today.”
"European Identities" at the Nobel Peace Center is now open for the public.
Photo: Johannes Granseth / Nobels Fredssenter
Midnight Milk#10 is presented in Nasjonalgalleriet at NRK2, 28.01.2013.
You can see it here:
EPEA exhibition at Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Italy.
I spent wonderful days in Lucca, Italy for the opening of "European identities" and the Lumina photofestival.
See more installation views here.
EPEA exhibition at Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian in Paris.
I am participating in the European Photo Exhibition Award, with my new series Midnight Milk. One of the images from this series is on the exhibition invitation.
du 11 septembre au 18 novembre 2012
July 7, 2012, 22h30
Voies Off, Arles
"La Photographie du Nord"
Curated by Elina Heikka et Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Finnish Museum of Photography
Hamburger Abendblatt writes about the EPEA exhibition "European Identities"
For those of you that might be in Hamburg.
I am participating in the European Photo Exhibition Award, with my new series Midnight Milk. One of the images from this series is on the exhibition invitation.
Opening on tuesday 2nd May 7pm at the DeichtorHallen Internationale Kunst und Photographie Hamburg.
Hope to see you there!
Intervju in Art World Magazine/Yishushijie, China.
TEARSHEETS Issue:Norwegian Wood
I received one year work grant from the Arts Council Norway.
Arts Council Norway is the main governmental operator for the implementation of Norwegian cultural policy. Arts Council Norway functions as an advisory body to the central government and public sector on cultural affairs. The Arts Council is fully financed by the Ministry of Culture.
BESTSELLER AT TRONSMO!!
"Dust Catches Light" is the most sold book in the bookstore Tronsmo this week.
BOOK SIGNING AND ARTIST TALK AT TRONSMO, OSLO
Thursday the 8th of March at 17.00, I will do a booksigning in the wonderful bookstore Tronsmo.
Øystein Haugsbø and I will do an artist talk about the book.
Hope to see you there!
Photo: Marielle Pram
Review of "Dust catches light" in the Swedish magazine Fotografisk Tidskrift by Malena Rydell.
Review of "Dust catches light" at the norwegian photography page foto.no by Cecilie Tyri Holt.
Alex Web and Rebecca Norris Web have written about my book "Dust catches light" on their blog TWO LOOKS.
INTERVIEW IN DAGBLAGET
"Foto mellom stive permer" by Nina Strand
"ØYEBLIKKET" IN DAGBLADET MAGASINET
"Øyeblikket" by Lars Eivind Bones
INTERVIEW IN FOTOJOURNALISTEN.NO
BOOK LAUNCH IN NORWAY AT FOTOGALLERIET 24TH OF NOVEMBER, 19.00.
I am happy to invite you to the book launch of my new book “Dust catches light”. The event will take place at Fotogalleriet on the 24th of November at 7pm.
Stanley Brinks and Freschard will be performing.
Booksigning and sparkling drinks.
Publishing this book is a big dream coming true to me, and I hope you will come and celebrate with me!
All are welcome!
The book is published by Journal Forlag/Gösta Flemming.
“Dust catches light” is a story from my own pregnancy, where I try to orient my new situation in old surroundings. Roles and relations are about to change. The book contains of photographs and two short-films: “Hide & Seek” and “While we were sleeping”.
Fritt Ord and Norske Fagfotografers Fond have supported the publishing of “Dust catches light”.
BOOK SIGNING IN PARIS OFFPRINT, November 10th-13th.
I will be in Paris Offprint to launch my new book "Dust catches light", published by Journal.
I got the European Photo Exhibition Award, and spent great days in Lucca with the 11 other photographers and 4 curators. The European Photo Exhibition Award – epea for short – aims to create a free space where socially relevant topics concerning Europe are developed and discussed by talented young European photographers. The twelve appointed photographers will translate their observations, analyses and statements on a set and socially relevant subject into a photo essay. The results will be presented in a joint touring exhibition within Europe and will commence in Hamburg in May 2012 (House of Photography at Deichtorhallen Hamburg), followed by Paris autumn 2012 (during Paris Photo), by Lucca November 2012 (during Lucca Photo Fest) and finally by Oslo in March 2013 (Nobel Peace Center).
OBJEKTIV#4 IS OUT WITH AN INTERVIEW ABOUT MY BOOK
The Norwegian magazine for contemporary photography and video art "Objektiv" has interviewed me about my new book "Dust catches light".
I spent the week participating in a workshop organized by the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP) and Fritt Ord. We have dived into the editing process under the guidance of Alex Webb (Magnum), Rebecca Norris Webb, Josh Lustig (Panos) and Kari Hesthamar (NRK). NJP´s 10 photographers are all working on personal projects, which will be presented together in a book.
I have published some new work in progress at www.heartbeatphotography.org.
I am talking about my book at Fotogalleriet on the 17th of September, 16.30.
Anders Petersen, Katinka Goldberg, Morten Andersen, Frode Grytten, Hendrik Zeitler, Nina Strand, Gerry Badger and Bruno Ceschel will all be a part of the program "Flere sider fotografi".
Camilla Kragelund has written about our new project "In Person".
You can read it here:
TWO EXHIBITIONS IN THE SAME WEEKEND
24th-26th of June 2011
Galleri Esviken, Konglungen
Friday 24th of June, 17.00 - 23.00
Saturday 25th of June, 15.00 - 23.00
Sunday 26th of June, 12.00 - 16.00
Ludvig Friberg and I are showing our new work "In Person" at this festival.
Together with artists from different countries there will be music, performance, photography, film and literature the whole weekend. Galleri Esviken is located in a beautiful old house surrounded by forrest and the Oslo fjord. It would be great to see you there!
More info about our work will be posted on my web this week.
The festival program
UT MED DET
Oslo City Hall
24.th-26.th of June
Oslo støttesenter mot incest is celebrating their 25th year and has invited 27 norwegian photographers to make their interpretation on the subject. I am showing one photograph made for this exhibition.
I am happy to be a part of the first "Norwegian Journal of Photography". I will work with a new project "At night we sleep"(work title) Here are some links to what is written about NJP:
I am working in L.A in February.
I have posted new photos on www.heartbeatphotography.org
19th-20th of November: I will talk about my work at Trondheim documentary festival.
See the great program here:
Saturday the 4th: "She is" is published in the Italian magazine "D la repubblica" with an interview. See the pdf here, page 76-89:
D la Repubblica
12.-18th of August: Pictures from "While we were sleeping" published in the French magazine "le nouvel Observateur".
"SHE IS" in the italian photomagazine RVM#3
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW OSLO
My work will be shown in Sideluck Potshow in Oslo
Torsdag 3 juni, 2010
19.00 Spleiselag | 21.00 Lysbildeshow | Etterfest på BAR Tjuvholmen
Bryggegangen 6, Tjuvholmen , Oslo (v.s.a Bølgen&Moi)
FILTER Magazine event: Artist talks "Hybrid"
Filter Magazine shows the work and talks with the artists Søren Lose (DK), Eva Tind Kristensen (DK), Miska Knapek (DK), Andreas Kurtsson (SE), Uli M. Schueppel (D) and Marie Sjøvold (NO).
I will show the shortfilm "Bubble&Puddle"(2006), made in cooperation with Uli M Schueppel.
"SHE IS" will be exhibited in Paris 26.11-18.12
le bar Floréal.photographie
43, rue des Couronnes - 75020 Paris
I am proud to present the new photoblog Heartbeat, a collaboration between Norwegian photographers Andrea gjestvang, Marte Vike Arnesen and me. Designed by Anette Kvaksrud Hansen. Please check it out!
The exhibition "Sort of safe" is now in Copenhagen:
Nordisk Ministerråds Galleri København K
17 September - 16 Oktober
Sort of safe. Fotoudstilling om nordisk velfærd.
St. Strandstræde 18, 1255, København K,
Åbningstider: Ma-to 9-16 Fr 9-15
INVITATION TIL FERNISERING OG BOGUDGIVELSE
Sort of Safe - photo essays on Nordic Welfare
Mandag 31. august 2009 kl. 15.00-17.00 i Rådhushallen, Århus.
Udstillingen åbnes af festugedirektør Jens Folmer Jepsen.
Lektor i nordisk politik Lars Hovbakke Sørensen, redegør kort for det
sensationelle ved den nordiske samfundsmodel, som han har beskrevet i
en artikel i "Sort of Safe".
15 unge nordiske fotografer blev udvalgt på basis af deres talent. De
skulle være fotojournalistiske frontsoldater på udkig efter perspektiverne i
den nordiske velfærdsmodel. Er den under pres? Under afvikling? Eller
måske ligefrem løsningen midt i en kaotisk tid?
Fotograferne svarede med personlige, kritiske såvel som kærlige essays
fra velfærdsstaterne Norge, Sverige, Danmark Finland, Grønland og
I made a little film about life from a madrass. You find it on VGTV
10.05.09: Just received a grant from "Fond for Lyd og Bilde".
09.05.09: Welcome to my new web page, you will find both old and new photos.
WHAT HAPPENED IN 2008?
"Disappearing Hours" was exhibited in Yogyakarta, Indonesia,
where I also made a photo document in Merapi,
got the "Karina Jensens minnefond" (grant),
moved from Berlin to Oslo,
made and exhibited the project "Hide&Seek" in my grandparents house,
attended the Nordic Master Class of photojournalism,
made my master class work "She is" and
our daughter Ines was born.