MAGNHILD
ØEN
NORDAHL

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The Frisbee Perspective
2018
Solo show at Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum comprising the sculpture series Frisbees from Different Angles, the installation Opplysninga, Formørkelsen and and the video work
The Distance to the Horizon

Frisbees from Different Angles.
Lamp, powder coated steel, XPS foam, jesmonite, pigment. 5 pieces measuring 130x60 cm.

Videoprojection of The Distance to the Horizon, 26:33


Detail of Frisbees from Different Angles.

Frisbees from Different Angles.
Lamp, powder coated steel, XPS foam, jesmonite, pigment. 5 pieces measuring 130x60 cm.

 


Frisbees from Different Angles
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Lamp, powder coated steel, XPS foam, jesmonite, pigment. 5 pieces measuring 130x60 cm.
 


Opplysninga, Formørkelsen
Two side panels from a home made rocket built by Mad Mike Hughes in California. The rocket was used in march 2018 when Mad Mike launched himself 500m into the air on a mission
to prove that the earth is flat. Installed with a lamp shining on one of rocket parts which cast its shadow on the other. The installation with a single wire allows for a rotation movement and sporadical eclipses occur.

One side panel measures 135cmx55cm

 


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Click here to read a text about the exhibition written by Hans Carlsson

Excerpt from press release:
In the exhibition The Frisbee Perspective (2018), Magnhild Øen Nordahl departs from two expeditions undertaken to investigate the shape of the earth. In the first, inspired by Nordahl's long-standing interest in the physical experience of scientific and geometric phenomena, the artist set off in a boat and traveled towards the horizon. Having calculated how far one can see before the curvature of the earth cuts off vision, Nordahl documented her journey to this point. This journey is re-staged for the viewer in the video The Distance to the Horizon (2016). The second expedition was carried out by inventor and stuntman Mad Mike Hughes in the California desert in March 2018 when Hughes launched himself 500 meters into the air in  home-made rocket. The launch was part of a series of stunts through which Hughes tries to prove empirically that the earth is flat, or, more precisely, shaped like a frisbee.

                   
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