Vernissage Saturday December 9th, from 6-9pm Entrée, Markeveien 4b Thursday—Sunday, 12—5pm
Entrée is pleased to present a new site-specific work by Tanya Busse. Wind Sings to Wire is an immersive installation consisting of a luminous canopy of industrial light flickering softly in the semi-darkness of mid-winter. Earlier this year the Norwegian government announced plans to connect the Hammerfest LNG (liquified natural gas) plant to the power grid in order to electrify Melkøya by 2030. The beat and the pulse of Busse's installation is based on electricity forecasts, energy predictions and futurological mappings of this proposed project. You are invited to experience both light and its absence, light as information, light as a message from beyond, light as an eminence of possibility from the future. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay written by Natasha Marie Llorens.
The project is produced in collaboration with Aldea, and is kindly supported by Arts Council Norway, The art centers in Norway (KiN), Bergen municipality, Troms and Finnmark county.
Tanya Busse (b.1982, Canada) is based in Tromsø. She studied at NSCAD University in Halifax (CA), Kunstschule Berlin Weissensee (DE), and holds a Masters degree from the Academy of Art in Tromsø (NO). Her practice spans moving-image, installation, and photography to explore the intersection between representations of nature and the presence of industrial or post-human traces. Her work addresses the notion of deep-time, invisible architectures in the present, and how power is produced and articulated through material relationships in space, both actual and historical. Her work has been shown at Gallery 44 Center for Photography in Toronto (CA), Mumbai Art Room (IN), Podium Gallery, Oslo (NO) and Vaga Center for Art and Knowledge, Sao Miguel, Azores (PT), amongst others. She is a co-director of the collaborative platforms New Mineral Collective and Mondo Books.