KOR TOK MÅSAN VEIEN?
Solo exhibition at Galleri Ariblå, Sortland
2 channel HD video (1 hour and 30 min), 6 channel sound, agro textile, info material about seagulls
In 2018 three Norwegian seagull species were on the red list of endangered species. Where did the seagulls go? - That’s what’s being investigated in this audiovisual installation. The work is created with video- and field recordings of seagulls from all over Norway and collections of seagull stories from people - gathered during a year of fieldwork with a main focus on the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands. The material is gathered in an interdisciplinary installation exploring the issue from an artistic, environmental, and culture-historical perspective.
A special thanks to Nyksund Kurs- og Retreatgård (Marie Elisabeth Mjaaland and Svein Erik Tøien) in Nyksund, Kvitbrakka and Emma Gunnarsson in Berlevåg, Trevarefabrikken i Henningsvær, Kunstnerhuset Sortland, John Stenersen, Steve Baines, Sortland Museum (Åsa Elstad), Kunstnerhuset Sortland, Bioforsk (Morten Günther), miljødirektoratet, NINA, and not least all the wonderful people sharing seagull stories to the project!
Concept, video, and composition: Tine Surel Lange
Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Kulturfabrikken Sortland, and Sortland Kunstforening
Premiere June 2019, Galleri Ariblå, Kulturfabrikken Sortland, Norway
Photo: Tine Surel Lange
© 2022 Tine Surel Lange