Mormormonologene antatt til Høstutstillingen!
På en og samme fine augustdag ble Mormormonologene antatt til Høstutstillingen 2011 og sendt til AiT Otta for å gjøre bok av seg. Masse å glede seg til i september! On a sunny Monday in August Mormor Monologues was accepted to the national art exhition Høstutstillingen 2011 and sent off to the printers – lots…
Hear, hear! One month till book launch!
During the last two years I have visited, interviewed and photographed more than 30 Norwegian women aged 80 and above. In a little over a month, the result will be published in my very first book Mormormonologene. 17th September 2011 – put it in your calendars – until then, check out Forlaget Press’ catalogue of…
Miss White Trash
A while ago I visited Portland, Oregon for the annual Miss White Trash Pageant. Pick up a copy of Fett‘s summer issue and read all about it (Norwegian only).
Eyes as Big as Plates
New work! This blog has been wildly ignored for a little eternity, but on this very fine first day of June it is a pleasure to bring it back to life with the announcement that new work is in the making! A month of roaming around Sandnes with brilliant Riitta Ikonen ended with a great private…
On the hunt for Disney’s utopia- Fake snow and cotton candy in the town that Disney built
“Come hungry, leave happy”. McDonald’s monstrous neon sign shows off its morbidly obese grin along the U.S. Highway 192 and the Florida peach sunset can only fight for attention with a red lobster-shaped car parked in front of it. An army of endless cheap motels, discount shopping towers and the finest selection of fast-food chains…
Romani camplife- Dispatch from the citizens of nowhere
Casilino 900 is not mentioned on any must- see lists in glossy Italian travel guides but is competing for the glare of the international media with the most spectacular of Rome’s tourist attractions. Tucked away on the outskirts of the ‘city of love’, hundreds of families from the largest and most marginalised ethnic minority in…
Charleston and Red Bull- It’s a Christmas party!
Ass grabbing, photocopying genitals, lampshade on heads, gravy- covered beer guts, flashing ties and illuminated reindeer earrings- those are well- known signs of Christmas as thousands of offices around the country get their Christmas parties into full swing. I got invited to Red Bull’s staff Christmas bash in Shoreditch this weekend- only to find those…
Savage TV: The great journey and the irresistible ’Other’
Norwegian Broadcasting Association sent three Norwegian families to live with indigenous peoples for three weeks and ended up offering a reality show suspiciously similar to the human zoos of old colonial exhibitions. Popularised TV anthropology is a risky sport, especially when 19th century ideas of human beings in their “natural” state reach primetime TV. Every…
Save a punter: The latest in Norway’s prostitution debate
Since the Norwegian government decided that buying sex will be illegal for Norwegians anywhere on Mother Earth from 1 January 2009, a potlatch debate featuring ‘experts’, moralists, misogynists and misandrists have filled the national and regional papers. Being made redundant in January is not a rosy start to the New Year. It would have made…