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Here Come The Waves

Nebbet, Fredrikstad.
A collaborative exhibition with Pia Eikass, Ingrid Førland and Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg responding to the coastal landscape of western Norway, friendship and Matisse seaweed cut-outs.
The exhibition comprised of a table with handmade tiles, a bath with seaweed for bathing during the exhibition, seaweed drying racks with different types of locally harvested seaweed, documentation of the harvesting during our stay in Fredrikstad.
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Inspired by Matisse’s collaged seaweed leaves, friendship, collaboration and cooking we created an exhibition and event where visitors to the gallery could eat a soup made from local seaweed and mussels picked from the near beach. In specially made swimming costumes, printed with a simple mussel shell motive we dived and swam the coast picking and drying our harvest like characters in a Scandinavian story. Documentation of collecting and harvesting accompanied the installation.
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A simple publication accompanied the exhibition in which a guide to the seaweed and some advice on gathering your own seaweed as well as an interview with Mei Setzu an artist and kelp enthusiasts based in Bergen, Norway.