On-going: 16th of June – 31st of July 2011, SOFT galleri (Oslo)
Couple of weeks ago I was rambling around the streets of Oslo. The rain was poring down and I wasn’t really in the mood for anything. All of a sudden I heard some lusty bird-sounds around me and for a moment it felt like I was back on that Amazon trip I did some years ago. I looked on all sides and in a window on my left I was fronted by a big “mountain-shaped” pile of second hand clothing.
“Monument” by Sidsel Palmstrøm
Photograph by Konsthopp
My interest and curiosity was roused and guided me further into a tiny-little gallery were I could take a better look at the “monument”. I stood there for a moment reflecting on the piece and as a general admirer of vintage clothing it really attracted me; it’s simplicity, the funky smell textile and the untold story behind each clothing. At the same time I wondered how or if it had something to do with the bird-sounds I’d heard outside. After a short but a nice chat with the gallerist I found out that the sounds were part of the installation and a way to grab people’s attention to the window, in a surprising but nice way.
The gallery is closed in July but the exhibition can still be “heard” and viewed from outside the exhibition room.
Date: 16th of June – 31st of July 2011
Artist: Sidsel Palmstrøm
Place: SOFT galleri, Rådhusgaten 20, Oslo