Drive In for Lydkunst opened June 22 in Halden in collaboration with H.E.K.S.

Artist of the year: Camilla Renate Nicolaisen

Opening speech: Head of culture Knut Olav Brekklund Sæves
Performance: H.E.K.S

Camilla Renate Nicolaisen is joined by:
Thurídur Jónsdóttir "Hymni"
Kristine Marie Aasvang "Flytaxi"
Prunk Möbel "Laminal relations"
Charlotte Piene "Turn around but remember which way you came from" and
Håvard Øyeroset "Recycled Sounds From a Recycled Bycycle"

How to find: Drive In for Lydkunst is located in a remote area just outside the city where Walkers gate meets Tomtegata.

Opening hours:
Wednesday-sunday: 3-10 pm

Suported by: Halden council and Viken county

Artists participating in this exhibit:

Curse Lament - To dare to be a Corvidae IV (2022)

Camilla Renate Nicolaisen

Curse Lament - To dare to be a Corvidae IV (2022)
Arrowhead curses.
Deep trails in water.
Hymn in fog.
Loud and mute.
When loons cry the other birds leave.

In the continuing artwork “To dare to be a Corvidae”, I have been attempting to establish communication with the crows I meet in my everyday life since 2015. Through imitating the crows, I have been exploring the possibility to establish interspecies dialogue while also challenging the “normal” way of behaving in our human societies. I’m embodying and taking on the stereotype and persona of “The witch” and “The Crazy Cat/Bird Lady".

In version IV of the artwork “Curse Lament” I have made a new sound art composition which include recordings of singing with the loons at Prestvannet in Tromsø City center, where there has been a huge gathering of loon birds this year. The loon bird is one of the few birds that should not be imitated in local mythology, as it is said to curse the human that does it. Their sounds and my imitation of them have been composed together inspired by the musical structure of cyclic sound compositions of videogame music and joik.


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