Project Description

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The exhibition about the inhabitants of Nidarosdomen cathedral took place at the Public Library of Trondheim in 2012. Thanks to the public that attended this event and to all supporting comments and signatures received in the guest book! Thanks to Hanne Dahlen, (librarian at Trondheim Folkebibliotek) for her help and interest in this project and to Monica Svorstøl for sharing her pictures of the exhibition.

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Inspired by the amazing imagery of Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim (there is more than 1.000 sculptures in this building), I started a project based on all these figures that have no connection with the religious aspects of the building, as away of looking to the local heritage of the city in a historical way.
Innbyggerne av Nidarosdomen, as the original in norwegian, is an ongoing project that pretends to re-locate and re-construct these inhabitants adding colors and bringing them to life within the stone. This exhibition displayed 12 figures from the serie “Folk-People: musicians and workers”.

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The project:

Innbyggerne av Nidarosdomen (Citiziens of Nidarosdomen) is a big artistic project I’ve been working for years, inspired by the amazing and massive sculptoric decoration of  Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Based in photographs that I’ve been taking since my first trip to Trondheim as a tourist in 2006, this project wants to present the sculptures as human-fantasy beings as a part of Trondheim’s history, leaving all connections with the religion behind. Here are some illustrations and examples of the work process.

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The project developed towards a pilot project for the Norwegian national tv channel NRK 2, in collaboration with Hilde Habjorg from NRK and Øystein Ekroll, archaeologist working at the Restauration Department of Nidarosdomen. No more news or updates since autumn 2012 were done, but still dreams to do keep moving it on sometime later.