Rolf Aamot (b. 1934) is a different thinking artist and an ‘unknown’ pioneer in Norwegian electronic art that have left his footprints throughout our contemporary art and media history. The exhibition “Maximum information per unit of time,” explores Aamot oeuvre from debut exhibition at the mid-sixties to the present day. Especially his ‹‹bildende tonekunst›› have paved the way to our visual time.
– Aamot’s oeuvre tells a different story about contemporary Norwegian art, and also puts our own times in perspective. Decades ago he discussed issues that are more relevant than ever now in our hectic information society, says curator Frode Sandvik.
The exhibition presents a wide range of both early and new works by Rolf Aamot. In addition, the two newly produced works of artists Anne Marthe Dyvi and Gisle Frøysland who each in their own way commenting Aamot project.
Opening on KODE 2 Friday May 13th at 19 with refreshments and free entry to the exhibition.
The exhibition will be open all throughout the summer.
With a researcher’s attitude Aamot have for years adopted new technology in his artistic expression. The main project has always been his “bildende tonekunst”, whether it has been in terms of lighting and television art, film or electronic painting. Aamot explores light and color, with a particular interest for the art experience.
From the 1960s until the late 1980s he made television works shown on NRK in collaboration with composers Arne Nordheim, Bjørn Fongaard, Bjørg Lødøen and Olav Anton Thommessen. Aamot’s art has been shown in Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Asia.
Today Aamot is very concerned with the climate change and the planet’s vulnerability. The exhibition raises questions about art’s political potential and how we can understand art as research.
(Photo: from Perseptuell syklus, AM Dyvi, 2016)