Oct. 28th and a movie to watch

I guess there’s no surprise nor secret that my love for the actress Tilda Swinton goes beyond what is normal. Recently I saw the movie Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) and two nocturnal lives portrayed by Swinton and Tom Hiddleston is accompanied by the best soundtrack I probably have ever experienced in a movie ever (I’m serious). So many beautiful scenes, colors, and places which seem so much beautiful in the night. In a fashion sense they’re wearing fantastic clothing as well (Swinton practically wearing my wardrobe in white). A little annoying to meet another reminder that there is no such this as nocturnal creatures living for blood drinking, since I’ve desired to become one from the first time I read children’s books about vampires, though – ah – I’m sorry about ranting on with my bizarre childhood dreams – this is an excellent excuse not to go out in the dark and windy last nights of October. x2 x4

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Screens, “Only Lovers Left Alive” (2013)

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Lovlig lenge siden jeg har gitt noe livstegn fra meg nå, og ‘unnskyldningen’ – dersom det trengs – er både masse forandringer og hendelser i både liv og virke. Jeg er blant annet stort sett ferdig med skolen for i år. Vi har hatt individuelle prosjekter i et kurs med Ida Falck (designer i Haik, generelt veldig bra dame) som har hatt ulik tematikk – mitt utviklet seg fra i å bli en forskning i slips og alabast til å bli en konseptuell videoinnstallasjon med arbeid i tekst som en form for resultat. Her er et par av videoene som ikke ble med i installasjonen fordi de var litt for tunge. Og på engelsk. Siden jeg føler mitt publikum har en grei intellektuell tyngde slenger jeg dem ut og håper noen forstår noe. Hvis ikke er det greit det også.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve given any sign of life, I hope you haven’t all lost interest. This semester at school I’ve had a project with reviews and mentorship by Ida Falck from the Norwegian fashion (wow I really despise that word) brand Haik – a very open and inspirational process which in my case involved researching alabaster and ties – evolving to a video/text/installation project with gender/personality/sexuality themes. Here’s a couple of the videos/texts I made, feel very free to comment if you feel something after watching. If not that’s very OK as well.

 

(((GENDER)))

 

(((PERSONALITY)))

Fear/Sublime

You, surrender yourselves completely to all the pleasure that this sublime passion can procure…it is the passion that turns our pain into pleasure…Grandeur, too, always pleases us whatever form it takes, for we are ever eager to increase our pleasure and would like to embrace the Universe.
“Architecture, Essay of Art”

Étienne-Louis Boullées (1728 – 1799) tiltrekning til universets sublime eksistens ble innlemmet i arbeidene hans, som er voldsomme, skremmende og fantastiske tegninger av byggverk som skulle være blant annet hengivenhet til naturen og arkitekturens sublime potensiale. Dessverre fikk han ingen av disse tegningene bygget i 1:1. Det var kanskje frykten for utviklingen av en enorm kollektiv agorafobi som stoppet dem, kanskje var det i hvilken grad de kunne utføres av datidens håndverkere. Jeg får i alle fall et sug i magen av samtlige bilder.

Étienne-Louis Boullée’s (1728 -1799) attraction to the sublime existence of the universe was put into his violently gigantic, massive and fantastic illustrations of buildings that somehow should represent his devotion to the nature and the sublime potential of architecture. Sadly, no one of these ideas was ever built in 1:1. My theory is that the fear of a collective developed agoraphobia stopped it, and maybe also the lack of tools to build a building of those dimensions in the 18th century. I’m both loving, and being frightened by these buildings.

Cénotaphe de Newton N° 14 élévation géométrale

Cénotaphe de Newton N° 14 élévation géométrale

Coupe de Cénotaphe de Newton

Coupe de Cénotaphe de Newton

Cénotaphe élévation géométrale

Cénotaphe élévation géométrale

Entrée de la Biblothèque Nationale élévation de la façade rue Colbert

Entrée de la Biblothèque Nationale élévation de la façade rue Colbert

Fort Dessin

Fort Dessin

Entrée d'un Cimetière élévation perspective

Entrée d’un Cimetière élévation perspective.