Hashima, Japan 2002
Al Qasr, Bahriyah Oasis, Egypt 2005
Electra, Texas 2008
Since the late Seventies Carl Michael von Hausswolff have been working as a composer with a recorder as his main instrument, and as a conceptual artist focusing on photography, installations and performance. His work shave been shown at biennials in Istanbul, Johannesburg, Manifesta, Liverpool and Venice in 2001 and 2003, as well as at Documenta X in Kassel. Over the last decade Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad has been collaborating on a series of films documenting post industrial locations, places that were once looked upon as glorious examples of mans ability to develop earths natural recourses. Today these same sites appear as ghost towns, exploited and drained of the wealth that once surrounded them. It is the first time in the Nordic counties that the three films, which form the series, are presented together; Hashima, Japan 2002, Al Qasr, Bahriyah Oasis, Egypt 2005 and Electra, Texas 2008. During the 1990s Thomas Nordanstad had galleries in Stockholm and later New York organizing over 300 exhibitions with artists from Europe, the US and Asia. Since 1999 he has been working as a documentary filmmaker with productions such as Painting Pol Pot and Dictator’s don’t wear Jeans behind him. Carl Michael von Hausswolff was born in 1956. He lives and works in Stockholm. Thomas Nordanstad was born in 1964. He lives and works in Stockholm and Bangkok. A conversation with Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad will be held at Oslo Kunstforening/Oslo Fine Art Society in conjunction with the opening.