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Akademirommet: Transient Placenta

Akademirommet: Transient Placenta

In this exhibition by Kim Laybourn and Erle Saxegaard, third and second year Bachelor's in Fine Art, a soundscape is presented and performative props functions as sculptural memories of a body and performance, which bear witness of the sculptures potential.

Place: Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo

Time: Opening Friday May 5th 18:00 – 21:00
Saturday May 6th 12:00 – 14:00

The placenta is a borderline organ between mother and fetus. It is a composite structure, sometimes described as a fetomaternal organ, because it develops from both the mother’s and the embryo’s tissues. It occupies a between-space inside the maternal space. The placenta is a transient organ. When its purpose is done the organ is discarded from the body.

A soundscape reinterpretation of the Japanese Noh-theatre feminized and sexualized trough a fusion with the Japanese erotic tradition of hentai. Sensual moaning modulating into abstract otherworldly sounds accompanied by artificial drums and deep tones, morphing into mantras of Hollywood, K-pop, creation and decay. Costumes and performative props or devices functions as sculptural remnants or memories of a body and performance, which bear witness of the sculptures potential.

Kim Laybourn f. 1988, DK, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Erle Saxegaard f. 1991, NO, Oslo National Academy of the Arts