Morten Norbye Halvorsen in the Mindaugas Triennial, Vilnius

Published 2012/08/16

Neringa Restaurant, Vilnius, Lithuania


Rockmore: a music recital by Morten Norbye Halvorsen
as part of the Mindaugas Triennial – the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

Curators: Defne Ayas and Benjamin Cook

31 August, 15:00
Neringa Restaurant, Gedimino ave. 23, Vilnius

Triennale Period: 24 August–29 September 2012
Opening Reception: 24 August, 18:00

The Mindaugas Triennial, according to curators Defne Ayas (director of Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and Benjamin Cook (director of LUX, London, UK), aims to 'counter the tendency of biennials to be pluralist, all-encompassing multi-platforms'. The curators have chosen 'to present the contributions of the artists through a radically minimised vessel – a single human being. Mindaugas, who has one of the most common Lithuanian names (literally 'much fame' or 'one who has many ideas'), is the medium through which the artists will channel their works. He will appear each day throughout the Triennial, animated by different instructions, scripts, scenarios, and scores by the participating artists to be played out in the city of Vilnius or nearby surrounding areas'.
Morten Norbye Halvorsen participates in this exhibition in collaboration with Valentinas Klimašauskas, in a music recital entitled Rockmore. According to the artist, 'this recital can be seen as a radio play, a life-recording studio, sound exhibition, an audio guide to the CAC, Vilnius, Triennial, or Timbuktu. Using the idea that the practice of listening is less linear and more ghostly than the practice of seeing, by amplifying slips of the ear, uncertainty, non-objectivity, and real-time performativity as typical qualities of sound, the Rockmore recital will try to evoke "imaginary" or "listenary" experiences'.

For press enquiries and more information on this exhibition, please contact Renata Dubinskaitė.

About the artist
Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) is a graduate of Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall, UK and The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway. Among his recent exhibitions and performances are 'The Museum Problem', Frutta Gallery, Rome, Italy (2012); 'Run, comrade, the old world is behind you', Kunsthall Oslo (2011); 'A clock that runs on mud', Galeria Stereo, Poznan, Poland (2011); 'More or Less, A Few Pocket Universes', Gallery Augusta (HIAP), Helsinki, Finland (2011); 'Champagne Polka', Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France (2011); 'Token Took', Chert gallery, Berlin, Germany (2011); 'Clifford Irving Show', Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium (2010); 'Repetition Island', Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010); 'Paper Exhibition', Artist Space, New York, NY, USA (2009) and 'Clifford Irving Show', New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA (2008).

OCA Support
Morten Norbye Halvorsen's participation in the Mindaugas Triennial is supported by OCA's International Support Programme.