Miðvikudaginn 18.febrúar munu listakonurnar Lisa Pacini og Christine Istad halda fyrirlestur um verkefnið sitt Travelling Sun í SÍM salnum. Fyrirlesturinn hefst kl.17, allir hjartanlega velkomnir.Eftirfarandi er stutt lýsing á verkefninu:
Traveling SUNby the artist group IstadPacini ArtLab from Norway.For those of us living in the north the sun or lack of it has an immense impact on our lives. The artists Christine Istad and Lisa Pacini wanted to bring the ‘SUN’ from Oslo to Tromsø as a gesture. To take The SUN on the road trip was an essential part of the work. By documenting the trip on our blog, we allow viewers to share the trip with us.The SUN is a glowing circular light sculpture, 3 m in diameter, that shifts between a wide range of warm colors. To make the road trip, it was suspended above a flatbed trailer pulled by a truck. 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 travelled all along the Norwegian west coast with Hurtigruten, M/S Nordkapp on a eight-day voyage from Tromsø to Kirkenes and finally to Bergen. The SUN was mounted on the top deck, and the whole journey was documented on photo and film.The SUN was invited to hang on the wall at USF Verftet in Bergen during the summer 2013. USF is an institution for culture in Bergen.In September 2013 the SUN was be mounted on the façade of Dray Walk Gallery as part of the 100% Norway show at Tent London during London Design Festival.The winter 2013 – 2014 the SUN was hanging on the façade of The Culture House at Rjukan. This small valley between towering mountains is without a visible sun for approximately 6 months.The SUN is invited to Henie Onstad Art Center from November 2014 to April 2015.Distance: Oslo-Tromsø-Kirkenes-Bergen-London-Rjukan-Oslo = 7000 km (4350 miles) so far.About the artists:LISA PACINIPacini is an American artist who has lived and worked in Norway for twenty-four years.Her work’s focus is primarily self-produced, public, site-specific projects. such as: The National Artist House, The Royal Palace Garden, The former Opera House and the Central Norwegian Government building, Oslo, Norway. She has been selected to participate in exhibitions in Germany and Holland and been a visiting artist at the Scandinavian institute in Rome and The American Academy in Rome. Her artwork has been purchased by, among others; LUAG Collection, PA, USA. Oslo Museum, Bærum Kommune and private collectors. She has received education from Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, S.U.N.Y Purchase and The National Art Academy of Norway. Pacini has received a series of project grants, artist stipends and support from the government of Norway, Holland and Germany.CHRISTINE ISTADwww.christine-istad.noIstad is working with photography, video and installation. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in both Norway and abroad. She has exhibited at a.o. Liquid Borders, Italy, KUBE Art Museum, Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo Art Center, and Landmark Bergen Art Hall. Istad has made a series of public, site-specific projects such as; several landscape projects at Henie Onstad Art Center and DeFence, Oslo. She has participated at the regional exhibitions and her works have been purchased by a.o. KUBE Art Museum, Prime Ministers Office and LUAG Collection, PA, USA. She has received her education from Westerdals School of Communication and Parsons School of Design in New York. Istad has received a series of project grants, artist stipends and support from the government of Norway.