Footnotes (2016) is an audio guide for the streets of Old Oslo, which takes listeners on a walking tour of highlights from the artist’s many journeys on foot through this urban landscape.
The artist, Jon Benjamin Tallerås, investigates hidden nooks and semi-concealed spaces in the city, recording the sounds associated with them. The walking tour becomes a journey through Oslo that highlights often overlooked elements of the city, in which the doubling of the soundscape creates a doubling effect of the urban space.
September 10, 16.00, there will be an exhibition opening with Jon Benjamin Tallerås at Galleri Oslo (enterance from Tøyenbekken).
Tallerås’s project is part of Munchmuseet on the Move, a four-year, off-site curatorial project (2016-2019). The aim of the contemporary art programme is to establish relationships with the neighbourhoods the Munch Museum will be moving through towards the opening of the new museum, a mile down the road from its current location, in 2020. The art projects in 2016 are locally anchored in Bydel Gamle Oslo (the borough of Old Oslo), and characterised by dialogue with the existing art scene in the area. The project’s aim of discovering hidden or semi-concealed features of the city dovetails with the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging concern for people’s shifting relationship to architecture and the urban realm.
Bring your own smartphone with headphones, download the audio guide at the Munch Museum between 10.00 and 17.00 and start the tour!
Jon Benjamin Tallerås (b. 1984, Oslo, Norway), artist, graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2011. His improvised actions, informal sculpture and low-profile infiltrations belong to a tradition of urban wandering that reaches back at least as far as André Breton’s photographic expeditions in 1920s Paris. Tallerås investigates urban space, exploring hidden and often non-used areas of the city. Using found materials to create sculptures and making transient performances that claim the accidental gaps and spaces formed on the margins of functional architecture.
Natalie Hope O’Donnell, curator.
About Munchmuseet on the Move