Artist talk by Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad: The Sun

BEK 07.03.2013 12.0007.03.2013 13.30


The distance from Oslo to Tromsø is 1623 km (1009 miles), covering the majority of Norway along the way. To make the trip, it was suspended above a flatbed trailer pulled by a truck. The SUN travelled through the Norwegian landscape on roads that would challenge any veteran snow and ice driver. On arrival the SUN was mounted on the second floor façade of Tromsø Kunstforening, where it stayed from November 2012 until February 2013, until the real sun came back again.
February 2013 the SUN will travel all along the Norwegian west coast with Hurtigruten, M/S Nordkapp on a eight-day sea journey from Tromsø to Kirkenes and finally to Bergen. The SUN will be mounted on the top deck and the whole journey will be documented on photo and film.
September 2013 the SUN will be mounted on the outside wall of The Tent in London during London Design Festival. The SUN will represent 100% Norway @ Dray Walk Gallery.
From October 2013 until April 2014 the SUN will be hanging on the second floor façade of The Culture House at Rjukan. A small town located in a valley between towering mountains without a visible sun for approximately 6 months.
The Sun will travel from Tromsø to Bergen on the top deck of M/S Nordkapp, and we will welcome them in Bergen on Friday 22th at 14.30.
Departure 19th – 22th of February 2013
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