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Outtakes (2013/ 05)

Fra It´s a girl!, Akershus kunstsenter, 2013. Installation (+ artist book)



The group show It´s a girl was a response to the Norwegian 100-year jubilee for women´s right to vote. I was invited to show a work from 2005: One woman – 13 men, an artistbook consisting of newsclippings, characterizations of people, always grouped as the title (taken from a headline), suggests.


For the show I made an installation of «Outtakes» from the book, texts that were supposed to be a part of it at some point, but got replaced or edited out from the final version. There was about 1200 of them. The ratio of gender imbalance in the book had to be kept at 1:13. Strangely enough, the rejects from this strict discrimination regime turned out to have almost the same ratio, approximately 1:12.



It´s a girl was curated by Tor Arne Samuelsen, and featured:


Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Birgitte Sigmundstad
True Solvang Vevatne
Lotte Konow Lund in cooperation with: Mari Ø. Kjøll, Kjersti Lande, Sofie M. Nørsteng, Siren E. Dversnes, Merete J. Aune, Sofia Karyofilis, Yola M. Tsolis, Signe A. Løvaas, Helen T. Coward, Grete J. H. Skibnes, Margareth E. Kaale, Mari M. Kristoffersen and Wenche Gulbransen.