Blue Wall of Silence - early morning birds
23.09.2007 by vibeke posted in Urban Interface Oslo, Exhibition, uio artworks | no comments

Thursday 09/20/07

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View from the other side, on my way to the West Coast of Norway.


Friluftskino screenings

A total of seven open-air screenings of live surveillance took place throughout the city of Oslo from September 14-20th. The week-long cycle of open-air surveillance cinema was completed by the screening of “Traffic” a live video feed of a traffic camera that was projected onto the surface of a garage door somewhere around the corner of Biskop Gunnerusgate and Storgata. This occured with much peace and contemplation and no police intervention.

Here are some images from the week…

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carwash detail

Carwash

traffic detail
Traffic

Traffic

Bagdad Cafe

Bagdad Cafe

The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much - far away

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Cradle Will Rock -detail
Cradle Will Rock

Cradle Will Rock


Further notes on the installation, reception, and adaptation
20.09.2007 by John Hawke posted in Urban Interface Oslo, Exhibition, uio artworks | no comments

The solarium complex was completed one week ago on Thursday, Sept. 13. As installed, it contained a lounge unit (capacity 3 persons)

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A rest bed, with storage underneath,

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and a picnic table with attached benches.

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The inside of the structure was posted with a variety of found advertisements from the Oslo streets, notices concerning the urban interface exhibition, and a variety of business cards, notices and advertisements found as parasitic advertising on NYC subways. The intention was simply to provide a fecund base, or (fake) naturalized history for the structure—as if it belonged, but in some wrong way, to the site.

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The freestanding walls, covered with plastic sheeting and orange webbing, were designed to loosely define and contain the space, but also to allow for a wide variety of configurations and topological possibilities.

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The surveillance camera set up inside Atelier Nord at the beginning of the project to gain information about the use of the site was disactivated.

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The completed structure:

It was noticed that a person slept on the bed the first night after installation, and in the following days was in continual but not constant use.

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A trash can was installed as well as an industrial ashtray in response to quantities of cigarette butts and trash left in the structure.

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Checking the structure in the morning, the foldable walls were closed over the entrance by an overnight user.

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Increasingly the structure became naturalized as a site for drug injection.

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Discussions have been underway to fix one of the folding walls so that it could not completely close over the opening of the solarium—a change which will perhaps balance the desirability of the structure to a wider variety of users, while still allowing for the above use.



Blue Wall of Silence - plane crash in pentagon
18.09.2007 by vibeke posted in Urban Interface Oslo, Exhibition, uio artworks | no comments

Tuesday 09/18/07

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Urban Interface will be on osloTV Wednesday night at 17:15, 18:15 and 23:45. Don’t miss it !)


The Police Checking Out Orange Works
18.09.2007 by emil posted in uio artworks | no comments

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The police were a bit concerned about the new house on Elgsletta . . .
Atle Barcley explaining the situation to the officer.


Siste tre dager av Friluftskino
18.09.2007 by Atle Barcley posted in Urban Interface Oslo, Exhibition, uio artworks | no comments

Friluftskino, et eksperiment i offentlig overvåkingskino, finner sted en rekke steder i Oslo. Hver kveld blir signaler fra trådløse overvåkingskameraer hentet og projisert direkte på vegger i byen. Det er stoler og popcorn tilgjengelig.

Tirsdag 18. kl 21:00: Grønlandsreiret og Platousgate
Onsdag 19. kl 21:00: Sofienberggata og Toftesgate
Torsdag 20. kl 21:00: Biskop Gunnerusgate og Skippergata

Friluftskino blir gjort av Michelle Teran og er en del av urban interface | oslo.



Blue Wall of Silence - process
16.09.2007 by vibeke posted in Urban Interface Oslo, Exhibition, uio artworks | no comments

Sunday 09.16.07

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Blue Wall of Silence - process
16.09.2007 by vibeke posted in Urban Interface Oslo, Exhibition, uio artworks | no comments

Saturday night 09.15.07

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