Anne Cecilie Lie: Entangled in the Mesh

Campus Ås, Vitenparken 06.09.2018 18.0006.09.2018 23.00


Anne Cecilie Lie’s master project is based upon a network of entangled habitats woven together in multiple sound walks through the campus of the University of Life Sciences (NMBU) at Ås, in combination with a series of deadwood sculptures, placed in the surrounding landscape. The work is presented in collaboration with Vitenparken Campus Ås. BEK has been advising the development of the project.

Master students in scenography at Norwegian Theatre Academy, Annike Flo and Anne Cecilie Lie invites you to their master exhibition Newfangled futures – creating in odd habitats. Vernissage September 6th 2018 at 18:00 with a sound-performance as part of the Torn Tracks project by Jiska Huizing.

c o c r e a t : e : u r e s
by Annike Flo
13.08 – 27.09.2018
Read more about the project here.

Entangled in the Mesh
by Anne Cecilie Lie
06.09 and onwards.

Working with sonic landscapes and ecosystems that are not always easy to access, both physically and aurally, Lie reveals the complexity and strangeness of a world often unseen and unheard. Through listening and sensorial experiences, she intertwines phenomena from the beginning of life, the current geological era proposed as the Anthropocene (“the human scene”) and speculative futures, exploring different time scales (geological, primordial, seasons, day and night). Her walks aim to skew the human-centred perspective and focus on the non-human stories we share our spaces with.

“Mesh; a word for ‘the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things’ can mean the holes in a network and threading between them. It suggests both hardness and delicacy. It has antecedents in mask and mass, suggesting both density and deception. Who or what is interconnected with what or with whom? The mesh is vast, perhaps immeasurably so. Nothing exists all by itself, and so nothing is fully “itself.” Our encounter with other beings becomes profound. They are strange, even intrinsically strange. The ecological thought imagines a multitude of entangled strange strangers.”
– Timothy Morton, the Ecological Thought

Lie is inspired by the mycelium network of the mushroom as a tentacular organism, able to make diverse and flourishing worlds. The mycelium is in everything we touch, see and breath, yet often goes unnoticed. This enigmatic and mysterious ancient being has made life on earth possible and still does, in a way that reaches far beyond our scopes. Perhaps we can find answers in the ancient Mycelium´s collaborations and metamorphosis to make liveable and newfangled futures for the dark and odd habitat we have created.

Read more about the project here.

Anne Cecilie Lie (b. 1983) is currently undertaking a master in scenography at the Norwegian Theatre Academy. She has a bachelor in fine arts from Trondheim Art Academy. Through her scenographic and artistic work Lie investigates societal and built structures, rendering blind spots and proposing new possibilities of cohabitation by the use of among other sound, performance, installations and text.