This is a flexible, growing, changing, site-specific audio/video installation developed during the Black/North SEAS touring to the coasts of the Black and North Seas.
Presented at Orionteatern
16-19 November during Re:Imagining Cultural Space
Open to the public 16 – 18 November 18.00-20.00.
The Kiss & Waste Project is produced within the framework of Black/North SEAS.
To date the project consists of 13 video essays/portraits made in Black Sea and North Sea countries like Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Sweden, Norway and England. Stenseth has asked women from each country to write letters to her and imagine that they are the artist’s mother, sister, girlfriend or relative. Stenseth is then using the texts as a manuscript for each video. The letters are read, rehearsed, and interpreted in different ways for the camera, and this is mixed with documentary material.
The diverse content of the videos vary from the personal to the political and the main leitmotifs are identity and migration. Reflections and questions about personal struggle, political transition and changes in contemporary Europe.
“The Kiss And Waste Project is a hugely impressive achievement: subtle, diverse and complex in its portrayal of women’s many and varied experiences.”
Nottingham Visual Arts
”Through the process of working with local women and by using a combination of interpretation and representation, fictional and documentary material I try to encounter and reflect upon different aspects of personal, social and public states of being. “The inner and outer space” so to say.”
Anne Lise Stenseth
Anne Lise Stenseth lives and works in Oslo and has showed her work in many venues nationally and internationally including Museum Folkwang, Germany, Tent, Rotterdam, Liverpool Biennial and countries like Libanon, Kosovo, Russia, China and Australia. She is represented at several museums including The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo and Göteborgs Konstmuseum.
Producer: Tromsø Kunstforening
Support: Norwegian Arts Council