Kjersti G. Andvig
Work for Live Art Danmark
2012 “I swear on the Stone” at Samtalekøkken
I swear on the Stone
Kjersti G. Andvig presented a performance lecture about her ongoing project “I swear on the Stone” at Samtalekøkken in September 2012. The work she talked about aimed to give a soul to inanimate objects. An important point of reference for it are hadith – records of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad – about the kaaba, the Black Stone in Mecca, which is the most sacred place to muslims and surrounded by many myths. Many of the project’s diverse manifestations have been sound installations, often with stones functioning as speakers, others have been sculptures inspired by burial sites of different cultures.
About the Artist
Kjersti G. Andvig graduated from the National Academy of Art in Oslo in 2003. As an artist, her work often takes the form of long-term commitments to situations that demand complete personal dedication. She has had solo exhibitions at Rekord, Oslo, Triangle, Marseille, and Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, and her work has been seen in group exhibitions including ‘Lights On’ at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, the Carnegie Art Award exhibitions in 2010 and the Lofoten International Art Festival, 2011.
See more about her work here.