WHO: Ulla Schildt, Elly Vadseth & Stein Henningsen
WHAT: FROZEN HORIZION - Group Exhibition
WHERE: Tenthaus - Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo
WHEN: 07.04.2022 - 05.05.2022

Vernissage 07.04.22, 6 - 9 pm.

ULLA SCHILDT is a visual artist primarily working with analogue and digital photography, currently based in Oslo, Norway. Schildt has exhibited widely in Norway and internationally, at Fotogalleriet, Akershus Kunstsenter, Bærum Kunsthall, Kristiansand Kunsthall, the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Hasselblad Center (Gothenburg), Galleri Hippolyte (Helsinki), and Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen). The work The Garden was shown at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter as part of the exhibition Norwegian Documentary Photography in 2019/20 and in the book Norwegian Journal of Photography.

Many of her works thematize a changed concept of nature, related to the climate crisis. The human age, the Anthropocene, is characterized by long-term crises: the forest is burning, the ice caps are melting, biological diversity is disappearing, and the climate is changing rapidly. Schildt’s work depicts how nature has been marked or recreated by humans. The selection of photographs explores questions concerning the psychological understanding of nature that we carry within us and the current state of rapid ecological change. What are our points of reference and role in the world? What will our legacy be? Beneath the surface, a political undertone is now more relevant than ever. Who owns the land when the ice is melting? If we need to change the whole of our structural understanding of the world, are we capable and ready to do so?

ELLY VADSETH is a transdiciplanary artist, multispecies choreographer and researcher currently based between a peninsula in the Oslo Fjordand Boston, USA. Employing embodied research methods and technology she makes works that seek to imagine, speculatively establish and animate connections within human and more than human ecology(s).

This work is in dialogue with discourses and theory within eco/hydro feminism, bio arts, posthuman choreography& Philosophy. Through her nonlinear work she seeks to create dreamlike environments wherehuman and nonhumanbody(s) morph opening up new physical and temporal space for movement. Rooted in the sensing body, her current artisticprojects are invested In the corporeal spanning singlemultichannel video installation, video performance, hydro/ geo choreography, Eco somatic,Expanded reality and photography. She holds an interdiciplanry MFA from School of the museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Bostonin video arts, choreography and performance theory. Recent projects have been performed in public space, shown, screened and installed in museum, galleries, in, on and around rivers,oceansand forests. Recent projects have been exhibited at the National Museum of Science and technology (2021, NO), Skåne Kunstforening (2021, SE), Kunstplass Contemporary Art, Oslo (2020, NO), Henie Onstad Contemporary Art Center (2019, NO), Difrazioni (2019, IT), Adelson Gallery (2019 USA), The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2018, USA) among others.

STEIN HENNINGSEN is a performance artist living in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. He has presented his work at various biennials, festivals and events in Scandinavia, Europe, North America and Asia since 2005. Henningsen is influenced by photography as traditional media, often thinking of his performances as vivid images or visual poetry. His work addresses political, social, financial and climate issues in a contemporary context.

Henningsen’s goal is to create provocative images that resonate with audiences over time— to get them to reflect on their complicity with regard to global issues. He is currently working on several new major projects that will continue to address issues that focus on the current state of our planet. Recent works have focused on climate change and the challenges we face, and, since he actually lives in the Arctic he is all too aware of the reality of those challenges. “Today we are living with the result of choices made by our ancestors. As we lay the foundation for our children and future generations, it is critically important that we now make wise choices about how we live and how we govern ourselves.”