Most of my life I have felt half my existence was lost to darkness, never to be remembered, always existing in the corner of my eye, but when I turn to focus on it, what was sensed evaporated. The first time I felt this sensation was at the tender age of three.

I was in the back seat of our red car, strapped to a black leather child’s seat, looking at the Norwegian landscape passing by, father was in the passenger seat whilst Mum was driving. A moment came when I could sense reality stronger than I ever had, enabling me to follow a thread that led me to what was beyond death, letting me grasp the answer to a question that had never been asked, but it evaporated before I could hold on to it and at that precise moment our car violently smashed into a truck with twelve trailers winding far up the mountain.

My mind was never the same again, a door had shut behind me, it became an experience that kindled the desire to walk the path I have found myself on ever since, a journey that only could be made by someone with a license to walk along the edge of the abyss looking for a door that exists in the realm of madness and return to the living with what he has seen and so I became an artist.

The Landing

Chapter I Sirkel, The Landing, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Venøy, Norway, 2006.

 

 

Chapter I Sirkel, The Apparition, 2006, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter I Sirkel, The Apparition, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7, Venøy, Norway, 2006.

 

Chapter I Sirkel, The Fight for the Huts, 2006, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter I Sirkel, The Fight for the Huts, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Venøy, Norway, 2006.

 

Chapter II Paradigm, Déjà vu, 2007, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter II Paradigm, Déjà vu, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Venøy, Norway, 2007.

 

Chapter II Paradigm, Flux, 2007, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter II Paradigm, Flux, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Venøy, Norway, 2007.

 

Chapter II Paradigm, Anomaly, 2007, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter II Paradigm, Anomaly, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7, Venøy, Norway, 2007.

Chapter III Behold, The Kernel of Apathy, Destruction of a Soul, 2008, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter III Behold, The Kernel of Apathy, Destruction of a Soul, 90x300cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Stadlandet, Norway, 2008.

Chapter III Behold, The Kernel of Apathy, Destruction of a Soul, 2008, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter III Behold, The Man, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Venøy, Norway, 2008.

Chapter III Behold, The Solitary Sand Corn, Liberation of Truth, 2008, edition of 7, 90x300 cm, giclee print.

Chapter III Behold, The Solitary Sand Corn, Liberation of Truth, 90x300 cm, giclee print, edition of 7, Broadstairs, England, 2008

Chapter IV Becoming, Salmon Farm, 2008, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter IV Becoming, Salmon Farm, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Venøy, Norway, 2008.

Chapter IV Becoming, Sacrifice, 2007, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter IV Becoming, Sacrifice, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Chatham, England, 2007.

Chapter IV Becoming, Cornerstone, 2009, edition of 7, 90x120cm, giclee print.

Chapter IV Becoming, Cornerstone, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7. Stadlandet, Norway, 2009.

 

 

Video Diary: Sirkel, 2006, 05:22 min, edition of 7

 

Video Diary: Behold, 2008, 14:30 min, edition of 7.

400 Year Legacy, 20010, 18:24 min, edition of 7.

 

Chapter I Sirkel (2005-2006)

Showing 3 of 6 images, additional images are:

  • James Bonds Defeat
  • Pirates Lagoon
  • Darth Vader's Seduction

All images 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7.

Chapter II Paradigm (2007)

Showing 3 of 6 images, additional images are:

  • Voices
  • Echo
  • Reflection

All images 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7.

Chapter III Behold (2008-2009)

Showing 3 of 5 images, additional images are:

  • The Obliteration of a Distant World, Passing of Time, 90x300 cm, giclee print, edition of 7.
  • Eternal Love, Big Cock, 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7.

 

Chapter IV Becoming (2009-2010)

Showing 3 of 8 images, additional images are:

  • Åpenbaring
  • Helt
  • Œ
  • Trœl
  • Godfrey

All images 90x120cm, giclee print, edition of 7.


PRODUCTION DOCUMENTATION

 

INSTALATION DOCUMENTATION

Instalation Documentation University For the Creative Arts, Rochester 2006, Series Sirkel, images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Laviande, London 2007, Series Paradigm, Images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Three By Three (3) , London 2008, outtakes and crops from the series Sirkel, Paradigm, Behold and the failed project, Images varying sizes, Video Diary Behold 14:30 min

Instalation Documentation Three By Three (3) , London 2008 outtakes and crops from the series Sirkel, Paradigm, Behold and the failed project, Images varying sizes, Video Diary Behold 14:30 min

Instalation Documentation Nettie Horn, London 2009, Video Diary Behold 14:30 min, images from the series Paradigm 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö 2009, series Sirkel Paradigm and Behold, images 90x120cm

Bjorn Veno / Bjørn Venø

Instalation Documentation Nettie Horn, London 2009, Series Behold, images 90x300cm

Bjorn Veno / Bjørn Venø

Instalation Documentation Nettie Horn, London 2009, Series Paradigm, images 90x120cm

Bjorn Veno / Bjørn Venø

Instalation Documentation Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö 2009, The Kernel of Apathy, Destruction of a Soul, 90x200cm

Bjorn Veno / Bjørn Venø

Instalation Documentation Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö 2009, series Sirkel Paradigm and Behold, images 90x120cm

Instalation Documentation 3 by 3 at Yinka Shonibare, 2009

Gallery Nettie Horn talks about Sirkel at Aqua Art, Miami Art Fair, 2007.

ARTIST TALK

 

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