Lydskulpturen Kammer av Merete Røstad, foto Munchmuseet.

Merete Røstad: Chamber, a sound sculpture evoking the forgotten women of Oslo

This summer you can discover stories from the forgotten women of Oslo in shape of a lightsculpture outside Munchmuseet. The sculpture is made by artist and Research Fellow Merete Røstad.

Time: 17. juni, klokka 19.00
Place: Munchmuseet, Tøyengata 53

Artist Merete Røstad has created a customized bicycle to travel across Oslo and gather different stories through conversations with oral history groups, local residents and by researching archival material from the “Office for the Vulnerable” in Oslo City Archives. The narratives form the basis of the sound sculpture Chamber, which creates a temporary monument over the lives of ten women in Oslo.

The imaginary chamber will be open day and night for the public, and the round platform is inserted with  luminescent stones, that make it glow in the dark.

The work is commissioned for Munchmuseet on the Move, and curated by Natalie Hope O’Donnell and part of Røstads work as a Research Fellow at  Dept of Art and Craft, Art in Public Spaces.

Voice artists: Unni Kristin Skagestad, Helen Vikstvedt, Gjertrud Louise Gynge, Marte M. Solem, Miriam Sogn, Sarah MacDonald Berge, Trine A. Wiggen, Ingri Enger Damon, Saila Hyttinen and Karin Klouman.

Sound designer: Olaf Stange.

Seminar: 15 September (12.30 – 17.00), the lecture hall of the Munch Museum.

Merete Røstad lives and works in Oslo and Berlin. Her artistic practice investigates collective memory, remembrance and archiving. Frequently engaging with public space and communities, her process-based work explores traces of histories inscribed in different environments. Røstad was educated at Bauhaus Universität (Germany) and is Artistic Research Fellow at Oslo Academy of the Arts.