Avgang 2023: Ollie S. Hermansson / How to be a straight line (Transition Edition)
The exhibition How to be a straight line (Transition Edition) is Ollie S. Hermansson’s MFA degree show at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
I am in Oslo, but it feels like my body is there somewhere in between.
How to be a straight line
— is a title of a series of works I have done between 2021-2023+?
— is a question with a never-ending conclusion
— is my coming-out story
— is a workshop
— is a problem that many have tried to solve
— is a response to an assistant job I did for Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #839
— is an invitation
Please join me for my MFA-degree performances in Formsalen, KHiO at following times:
10th March, 5.30 pm
11th March, 3 pm
15th March, 3 pm
Each performance has an expected duration of 30 min.
Thank you for being part of my journey:
Performative Art class in Vienna, Esther Stern, Paula Oberndorfer, Kristine Karlshøj Leopold, Marina Leo Shamov, Negin Rezaie, anna shall, Oke Fijal, Petra Anne Bernard, Nina Selina, Sol LeWitt installation team at Nasjonalmuseet, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Mike Sperlinger, Marit Paasche, Maiken Håvarstein, Lisa Rosendahl, Liv Bugge, Mattin, Isan Maher, TJ, Atma Andersson, Stacey DeVoe, Moa Hjärtström, Garance Gambin, peer team, GMMOH, Lexie Owen, Harald Bredholt, “Art and Text” seminar at akbild, Luca Daberto, Kris Shaw, Sara Guldmyr, Lens Kue, Andras Spiegel, Ben, David Tobias Bonde Jonsen, and more.
And today I had to choose my name for the poster for the degree show. That was not so easy. I wanted to take a gender-neutral name, but it was not time enough to go through that transformation and find it, so in the end I had to just stick with *