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.

Photo: Ellen Friis

Photo: Ellen Friis

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.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.