On the Marionette Theatre
Strings, needles, vinyl, 630x150x100 cm, Hordaland Kunstsenter 2009
This installation was a result of my deep interest in the essay “Über das Marionettentheater” by Heinrich von Kleist. In collaboration with Espen Ingebrigtsen I translated the text to Norwegian from German. The installation itself consists of all the words in the essay. On one side of the room, they are alphabetized and thereby put into a system that has lost its intellectual meaning.
The system is given the CMYK colours, and there are strings in the same colour as each word going across the room to the other wall where the essay itself is placed. Through this action I wanted to give a visual analysis of the litteral content , which in many ways deal with oppositions between the spiritual and the mechanic.