Subsumed By Darkness

Sacred. Solemn. Deep. Introvert. Cave. Nordic. Black. Insinuation. Eclectic. Severe. Sober. Overwhelming. Wild. Pure. Life. Light. Fulfilment. Words, labels, that come to my head when I think of my experience at Emanuel Vigeland’s Mausoleum. It is very difficult to describe one’s impressions of a space when these…

Y-blokka. It is not just about the murals.

On the 22nd of July of 2011 two sequential terrorist attacks left 77 people dead and an inedible scar in Norway’s history. The Government Quarter was one of the two places where the event took place -nine people were killed by an explosion. Later, the…

Sverre Fehn: Futurist?

We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!… Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent…

Work with what is there

In the backseat of the jeep. The pile of timber seems custom designed to fit the car. On the other side of the stack, father and son are talking in German to Knut Wold, driver of the jeep and current owner of the Sørum Farm.…

Everything neat and tidy.

Everything neat and tidy. Kitchen clean. Bathroom clean. Bookshelf in alphabetical order. Piano polished to a mirror-like surface. The noise of classy shoes covered in blue plastic socks. The smell of cleaning soap in the background. Entering someone’s personal paradise, his or her or their lifework,…