169 pages - In English

THE BOOK CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE VENDSYSSEL ART MUSEUM IN HJØRRING.
OR BY REFERENCE TO MARIT BENTHE NORHEIM,
OR ON MAIL TO:
malene.stenshede@has.dk

PRICE 250 DKR

169 pages - In English

PRICE 200 DKR

 

LIFE-BOATS

from dream to dream

-a presentation and documentation of Marit Benthe Norheim's sailing sculpture installation "Life-Boats" and the story behind it.

The book, edited by art historian Marie Kirkegaard in collaboration with Marit Benthe Norheim, describes in pictures, interviews and text, Life-Boats as a wide-ranging project. The project was inspired by a dream that Marit Benthe Norheim had of sailing sculptures in 2008.
The dream was realized by collaboration between the artist, sponsors, professionals, suppliers and hundreds of volunteers. Life-Boats was a cross-cultural, barrier-breaking `Gesamtkunstwerk`, which, in the process of creation, set new standards for collaboration, community and involvement across professions. Hence, in future, Life-Boats will set new standards for communicating art with the participation of international and cross-cultural audiences.
The book brings contributions from a number of key stakeholders: Marit Benthe Norheim; Else Marie Bukdahl (former Head of the Copenhagen Academy of the Arts/ Kunstakademiet in København); Aarhus European Capital of Culture2017; Rebecca Matthews (Director of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus2017); Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen (Rector of Design School in Kolding); Jorunn Veiteberg (Norwegian art historian); as well as some of  the many volunteers who have contributed both in the construction and the sailing of the ships. In addition, there is a selection of many beautiful photographs taken during the working process and the voyages of 2016 and 2017. 

The book is published by The Support Association for Life-boats and Vendsyssel Museum of Art, with the support of Aarhus2017 European Capital of Culture, Aalborg Municipality, The North Denmark Region, The Oticon Foundation and The ENV - "Foundation" - Nord Energi.

PUBLISHED 2018

A SHIPLOAD OF WOMEN'S MEMORIES

Narratives across Borders

A book by Ann-Dorte Christensen og Marit Benthe Norheim 

This book is based on 18 life stories as told by women over the age of 70 with roots in 27 different countries. Each story is analysed as a unique account of individual experiences with strength, pain and love. The stories are, at the same time, a source of knowledge about major events in society over the past decades where flight, migration and encounters between different cultures have been a condition of life for many.
Visual artist Marit Benthe Norheim’s project, Life-boats, is the framework for this book, which consists of three sailing sculptures that symbolize different stages in women’s lives: Longing – the young about to set out in life; Life – the pregnant in mid-life; Memories – the ageing. It is the third boat and its 19 fi gureheads that this book is linked to.
The narratives of the figureheads hold the common message – in spite of their differences – to remember the past and to use those experiences to promote openness and tolerance.
This book is based on a collaboration between Professor Ann-Dorte Christensen, Aalborg University, and visual artist, Marit Benthe Norheim. Journalist, Marianne Knudsen, has contributed to the research and the interviews. The book is published with support from the Spar Nord Foundation.

PUBLISHED 2016

KUNST I NATUREN

LandArt viser vej til de Nordjyske landskaber.

Art on the move: Life-boats

UDGIVET 2016

AALBORG STIFTSBOG 2008

Gem dig i mors skørter, teologisk vinkler på Marit Benthe Norheims skulpturer, af provst Lars-Erich Stephansen

UDGIVET 2008

BILLEDKUNSTNER MARIT BENTHE NORHEIM

En flot bog i ord og billeder om Marit Benthe Norheim's arbejde frem til 2005

UDGIVET 2005

OPLEVELSER: KOBLINGER OG TRANSFORMATIONER

Undervisningsbog, Aalborg Universitetsforlag

UDGIVET 2005

ARMERTE KVINNER

En skabelses beretning i beton, Dokumentation om udsmykningsarbejdet til et helt nyt rensningsanlæg på Union A/S, biologisk renseanlæg, Skien, Norge

UDGIVET 1995

HUNDREDE ÅR

Et festskrift for Norge og Danmark i 100 år.
Forbindelser mellem vor tids norske og danske kunstliv, af Else Marie Bukdahl

UDGIVET