LIFE-BOATS, A SAILING SCULPTUREL INSTALLATION


EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH, WOMEN'S MUSEUM


THE EXHIBITION CAN BE SEEN FROM 22/1 - 23/4 2017

MY SHIP ARE LOADED WITH MEMORIES

EXHIBITION OPENING JANUARY 22, AT 2 PM.
The exhibition portrays 18 women whose stories have in common is that they are over 70 years and have lived 'borderless'. Preparatory to the symbolic galionsfigurportrætter on the back of My ship is loaded with memories is part of Marit Benthe Norheim sailing work of art Life-boats. There will also be film about the project by Lars Hegndal and soundscapes by composer Geir Johnson for Life-boats.The exhibition opens with speeches by Dr. Phil. art historian and 'instrumental' Else Marie Bukdahl and Alderman Rabih Azad-Ahmad, Aarhus City Council.Project Life-boats is part of Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture.

BOOK LAUNCH AT 11 PM.
In connection with the opening of the exhibition we will launch the English version of the book about figureheads: A Ship Load of Women's Memories. Narratives across Borders.
the sociology professor Ann-Dorte Christensen, Aalborg University and artist Marit Benthe Norheim.A Ship Load of Women's Memories. Narratives across Borders from Aalborg University PressThe book is based on 18 life stories as customs by women over the age of 70 with roots in 27 different Norden. Each story is analyseres as a unique account of individual erfarenheter 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 mellom different cultures havebeen a condition of life for many. 

PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE BOOK

www.kvindemuseet.dk

BEGINNING, ART CENTRE SILKEBORG BAD


September 13 – December 7, 2014

 

BEGINNING

A group of Norwegian and Danish artists circle about the Syrian colleague, poet Moustafa al Yassin. The story is personal and universal. How do we maintain our identity and how can the faith in the future be retrieved after a fate of exile and separation from family? Will there be a spring, when winter is over? 
Participants: Gerda Thune Andersen (DK), Annette Skov (DK), Tine Kjølsen (DK), Tormod Solløs (N), Meta Norheim (N), Marit Benthe Norheim (N / DK), Hagbart Solløs (N) and Moustafa al Yassin (SYR / FIN / N).

 

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Speech by Danish Cultural minister Marianne Jelved at the Art Center Silkeborg Bad

EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE AARHUS 2017, DENMARK


PRESS CONFERENCE: Aarhus presents major cultural  flagship. Life-boats will 
​be ambassadors for the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 in Denmark and the rest of Europe.

Read the Press release from Aarhus 2017

RAINBOW BUNKERLOVE FESTIVAL 2014


Rainbow BunkerLove Festival 2014, d. 6. July in Hirtshals from 15.00-22.00.

Marit Benthe Norheim in collaboration with Sigrid Norheim Ørntoft and Lars Hegndal with the exhibition ”Ruth” A work featuring sculpture, video and dance telling the story of Ruth, the daughter of a German policeman during WWII. Ruth is one of the figurerheads to “My ship is loaded with Memories  http://bunkerlove.com/hirtshals2014/

 

SCIENCE IN THE CITY FESTIVAL, COPENHAGEN 21-26 JUNE 2014


Campingwomen are in this year of Science in the City Festival in Copenhagen, where they are presented under the title: Experience and learning: The installation CampingWomen as a mobile ArtLab, Here they can be seen and experienced on the 21 June.

Science is… building bridges

Science in the City is a free science festival for families, students and everyone who is curious and can´t help wondering…

Under the main theme; Science building bridges, the Science in the City Festival aims to bring researchers, delegates and the general public together to share the news and the mysteries of science

Read more about the campingwomen and the festival

LIFE-BOATS


- UNDER CONSTRUCTION

- A sailing sculptural installation in concrete

I am working towards creating three sculptures in concrete which will become functioning boats, shaped as female figures. They will be 12m in length and rise 3m over the surface of the water.

 ”Life-boats” will sail from Denmark, out onto the European canals, (including the Nordic ones) which naturally lead the ships through the heart of the European cities that are built up around the old waterways

The sculptural group, Life - boats  will comprise three female boats, where the preliminary overriding theme will be woman in the three phases of life;

The Life-boats project is about meetings – about exchange – about receiving foreign expressions – about daring to move into unknown territory and opening up into ”intimate spheres”.

The first sculptural ship "My ship is loaded with Longing" is completed and has been moved out of the studio, in order to make room for the next sculptural ship "My ship is loaded with Life" in the studio. This process is started and the skeleton is almost finished and ready for casting.

Follow Life-boats and read more about the project: www.life-boats.com

Campingwomen wins the artbeat award of 2014

A DANISH DISSEMINATION AND CULTURE AWARD

The Artbeat award is an annual award, which is presented to a person or a project in the cultural life that has distinguished itself by combining the artistic innovation with the forward-thinking dissemination of art

 www.artbeatprisen.dk

PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE, OSLO 14-15 May 2014


Marit Benthe Norheim participated in the panel seminar “The need for Global Human Warming” And made a presentation with the title: . “Life-Boats”- international sailing social participatory art project

Background and motivation behind PFC
PfC 2014 aims to provide insight and inspiration for social innovation. We believe in sharing and learning from others. The PfC Conference 2014 presents efficient methods, examples of best practice and innovative projects. We aim to show how everyone can contribute towards the World We Want, by acting responsibly to secure a better climate and empower the positive forces of society. The program targets businesses, investors and entrepreneurs as well as NGOs, government, academia and individuals.

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