Geir Tore Holm: The Time Will Show

Kulturhuset, Vaskerelven 8 19.11.2021 21.30


Video screening
19 NOVEMBER 21:30
Kulturhuset, Vaskerelven 8, third floor
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A video essay.

“Time does not go by, it arrives” goes a Norwegian proverb, often heard among the elderly. We often ask ourselves: Do we have time? The concept of time may seem hands-on, but is very hard to define.

Art has been perceived as eternal, something of lasting value. The measuring scale gets twisted when artistic practice proves to be ever more diverse, transient and defined by a multitude of local contexts. 

Artistic practice can be ephemeral, only valid in the moment and being part of an experience of impermanence. A changeable art may correspond to biological and geological processes, or even be part of them. If art then merges with life to such an extent, can we still understand art as being independent, critical – and subject to art history?


Geir Tore Holm was born in Olmmáivággi/Manndalen in Troms, Norway. He is a visual artist living and working at the farm Øvre Ringstad in Skiptvet, Østfold, with Søssa Jørgensen. Together they created the land art community Sørfinnset skole/the nord land in Gildeskål, Nordland in 2003. Holm was the project manager for establishing Tromsø Art Academy in 2007 and a PhD fellow at the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo with the project Poetics for Changing Aesthetics, which was the foundation of his dissertation in 2017. He has curated a range of exhibitions, most recently Nils-Aslak Valkeapää/Áillohaš at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Holm holds a Norwegian state scholarship for artists [Statens garantiinntekt for kunstnere]. In 2015, he received the John Savio Award.

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