9 channel sound installation
Created for LIAF - Lofoten International Art Festival 2022
Curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Installation photos:

A sonic portrait of Lofoten by a local artist (from Vesterålen, living in Lofoten).

In light of the increasing exotification of Lofoten and the Arctic region, I often reflect that my experience of Lofoten as a place is completely different from that of many visitors. While they queue up to take the same photo, hang out at the same place or hike up the same mountain, I go for walk, sit low tide and find seashells, linger at Iron Age gravesites in undisclosed mountain clefts, greet rocks and mountains that look like mythical creatures, visit kittiwakes that return annually to the same breeding sites, or drink coffee with elderly locals who share stories along with waffles or cake. A place is coloured by connotations, and for this year’s LIAF, I give a glimpse of some of my favourite places in Lofoten through a sound-based portrait.

Part of the group exhibition Fantasmagoriana curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi.

Link to digital part of the work: My Favourite Places

Concept, narration, mixing and composition: Tine Surel Lange
Commissioned by / created for: LIAF 2022
Curated by: Francesco Urbano Ragazzi
Supported by: Bodø2024 - European Capital of Culture, local Artist in Residency grant.
Sound recording / mastering: Michal Sykora
Premiere at LIAF 2022, Kabelvåg, Norway

Photo: NNKS / LIAF 2022, Kjell-Ove Storvik

© 2022 Tine Surel Lange