[fade]How do we acquire knowledge about the past? For three years, visual artist Nina Torp has followed the archaeological investigations carried out in connection with the building of the new E18 motorway between Tvedestrand and Arendal in southern Norway.[/fade]
[fade]Exhibition by Nina Torp at the Museum of Cultural History.
8th February — 3rd June 2018[/fade]
[fade]The exhibition SITUATIONS is a contemporary art project about how cultural heritage is created. In her interpretation of the scientific work, Torp uses photoseries, video works and sculptural works.
She has followed the entire process; from the removal of the top soil by mechanical earth movers, to the excavation itself where archaeologists unearth fragments of the past, to the time when the finds with their respective bar codes are placed in storage, having become part of the cultural heritage of Norway.
In 2016, the first part of the SITUATIONS project was shown at two archaeological sites in Arendal.[/fade]
[fade]The project is supported by the Arts Council Norway, the Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund, the Norwegian Photographic Fund and the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.[/fade]