HELENE TORP

VISUAL ARTIST

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A portrait of a man and a plant

A portrait of a man and a plant
My latest project is a series of portraits of people and their plants.
I visit them at home and they talk about their life and how they connect and live
with their living plants. This is a part of my calling to make art on how to raise sensitivity and respect for all nature and the earth.

A portrait of a man and a plant
Kenneth Westby, Epipremnum Aureum
5.40 min., HD, 2017-18
©Helene Torp 2018
Supported by Vederlagsfondet project grant

Kenneth Westby, Epipremnum Aureum

Stills from the film
A portrait of a man and a plant. Kenneth Westby, Epipremnum Aureum, © Helene Torp

Stills from the film
A portrait of a man and a plant. Kenneth Westby, Epipremnum Aureum © Helene Torp

Stills from the film
A portrait of a man and a plant. Kenneth Westby, Epipremnum Aureum © Helene Torp

Stills from the film
A portrait of a man and a plant. Kenneth Westby, Epipremnum Aureum © Helene Torp

Power To Live, Oslo BOA 2017

Power To Live, A Tribute To The White Chestnut trees in Oslo, BOA 2017
Gallery BOA

Being God

Being God

Title: Being God

An ongoing project

Being God is a series of videos about people who dive into the oceans of the mystic, climb mountains to see the “big” picture.  The films are both documentary and staged, beautiful, disturbing close-ups. This is our celebration of people who search for inner peace by taking back their own power in search for an honest and real life.

 

Flower Wisdom by Helene Torp

Whispers and wonders from Mother Earth
Handcrafted flower essences for emotional healing.
“Art is a kind of first aid kit and a flower medicine. It heals,but it does not cover up the wounds”
-an ongoing project

Creation in the encounter with nature, dialogue, content. How do I do it in the process of making the essences? I think we humans and animals have an opportunity to listen to nature’s very own characteristics. It is my own experience, but it requires a distinctive listening and trust that this listening is connected with nature and not just an expression of a mental force, a will, even if that force is a part of getting art and the remedies out in the world. I call it first-hand experience. The part of us who can put us in a state, where deep listening to nature is possible. I sit down by the flower or the bush, after a few hours or days of preparation in the spirit, I record og write down what I hear.

Helene Torp

Othocallis siberica
"It is all Forgiven"
Origin Syria, Irak and South of Russia.

“After flowering, the inflorescence sets on the ground with seeds that have an oily pendant. Ants love these seeds and drag them away and eat them. In this way the seeds are spread further. “

Everything is forgiven, future, past, present. This plant carries unity between cultures in the past, present and future time. Othocallis siberica is here to raise peace frequencies on the earth. It can be used for peace work in our time both personal or bigger wars.

Scilla sibirica

Scilla sibirica

Ribes Sanguineum
"Deeper Lasting Love"

“Trauma brought me here, the pain took me there, the shit took me here, blame and charges brought me here, my victim took me here, the courage took me here. I got hurt. I could not see myself in you, like the other, and not as one as part of myself. That you are you and I am me. That love is created from within in a center of stability and some of lasting value. The very self-love. ”

The plant is originally from the coastal area of North America ,
the current British Columbia, Washington , Oregon,
Idaho and California in the US and Canada

Ribes sanguineum © HeleneTorp & width=

Ribes sanguineum ©Helene Torp

I have 18 essences in my series. Please contact me for more information.

Laboratories of Helene Torp ©
22 th of april
9. lab8. Making

Faith, hope and honesty

Faith, Hope and Honesty © Helene Torp
Faith, hope and honesty about love at really high and low level. We meet James and Lena who knows the art of war. It occurs primitive and highly complex conversations. It is about power and education, and a strong resentment when ego meets reality.The film is 23 min. long and the most comprehensive work Torp has made ​​to date.

For the norwegian version Torp received a diploma and an honorable mention from the Norwegian Dramatiker (playwriter) assosiation for screenwriting at the Norwegian short film Festival.  Premiere was at Gallery F-15 and National annual exhibition. Supported by the norwegian artist´s compensation fund and Norwegian Council and Østfold county / municipality of Fredrikstad.

Full length film (23 min.) is available for viewing on request. Contact me by mail.
Here is an exerpt of 1. min.):

More art here!

I Give Birth To Aliens

I Give Birth To Aliens Helene Torp ©

I Give Birth To Aliens
Helene Torp ©

Title: I Give Birth To Aliens

Under production 

Experimental animation by Helene Torp © Hd video, animation

A poetic and personal  journey on how the artist struggle and  play between worlds of politics, shamanism, family life and high and lows in moods and energy.  How to see the lager picture in everyday life and everyday life in the lager picture and utopia? Does life take care of itself?
First into the my cave…finding some deep digging stuff. A brainwash is needed. My head is full of all sorts of inspirations. I feels like I have during the last years, been on a spiritual journey into space? A heavy mental and spiritual one. I want to explore how this has affected me as a human being. Is it like being God?

More video art here!
 

 

Healers And Helpers

shaman-series-no-7  84 x 59 cm

Power To Live In A Modern World

Flower Wisdom and Power To Live In a Modern World ©

Flower Wisdom and Power To Live In a Modern World by

Flower Wisdom and Power To Live In A Modern World 

a project by Helene Torp & Hege Liseth

Det er ulike måter naturen kan inspirere oss. Vi undersøker naturens kraft og hva den kan fortelle oss i vår moderne tid.

Prosjektet betår av flere deler – lyd, tekst, bilder, trær og remedier fra trær eller blomster. En del av dette prosjektet består av substans remedier. Vi har tatt utgangspunkt i ideer om naturens, spesielt trær og blomsters, immatrielle krefter og metafysiske dimensjon. Ideer som blant annet eksisterer hos ur-befolkning, i homeopatien, i blomstermedisinen og annen medisin. Vi behandler materialet kunstnerisk for å skape et intimt rom i samtale med naturen. Prosjektet adresserer spørsmål vedrørende miljø- og klima og økologi på en sjangeroverskridende og tverrfaglig måte. Vi ønsker å sette dagsorden gjennom å skape nye fortellinger i samtiden.

Hvert tre eller plante forteller ulike historier. Hittil har vi sett på hestekastanje og syrin, og videre vil vi ta for oss andre norske planter i nærmiljøet som vi har et forhold til. Prosjektet blir presentert som et eksperimentelt labratorium med lyd, tekst og bilder, fysiske planter og ulike remedier.

Arbeidet ble vist første gang i Oslo september 2014, med lyd, tekst, fotografier av prosessen og treet og en glassinstallasjon med blader, røtter og kastanjer fra treet. Dette prosjektet vokser med vært tre eller vekst som snakker til oss.

Nature is. Nature has often been used as an image of beingness, something beyond human control. A part of us are always plain physical matter ticking at its own pace, controlled from somewhere other than our conscious self. This project is all about nature’s relationship to us. Nature speaks to us and restore a balance that has been disturbed somewhere along the way.

The project consists of several media – audio, text, photos, trees and remedies from trees or plants. The audio works are created as a “stream of consciousness”, as the forces of nature talks through us. We create our own flower remedies which are part of the installation, and bring messages and strengthening powers from nature. The remedies are created from the recipe of Dr. Bach. Dr. Edward Bach was a British physical and spiritual writer who was inspired by homeopathy, and developed a system of flower medicine in the early 1900s.

Remedy no 1 is made from the flowers of white chestnut tree growing outside Helene’s house. It was first shown in Oslo in September 2014, with audio work, text, photographs of the tree and of the process and also a glass installation with leaves, roots and chestnuts from the tree. Remedy no 2 are from the lilac. It has not yet been exhibited. The lilac tells us a different story and support us in other ways than the white chestnut. This project grows with each tree or plant that speak to us.

Nature is. Nature has often been used as an image of beingness, something beyond human control. A part of us are always plain physical matter ticking at its own pace, controlled from somewhere other than our conscious self. This project is all about nature’s relationship to us. Nature speaks to us and restore a balance that has been disturbed somewhere along the way.

The project consists of several media – audio, text, photos, trees and remedies from trees or plants. The audio works are created as a “stream of consciousness”, as the forces of nature talks through us. We create our own flower remedies which are part of the installation, and bring messages and strengthening powers from nature. The remedies are created from the recipe of Dr. Bach. Dr. Edward Bach was a British physical and spiritual writer who was inspired by homeopathy, and developed a system of flower medicine in the early 1900s.

Remedy no 1 is made from the flowers of white chestnut tree growing outside Helene’s house. It was first shown in Oslo with audio work, text, photographs of the tree and of the process and also a glass installation with leaves, roots and chestnuts from the tree. Remedy no 2 are from the lilac.The lilac tells us a different story and support us in other ways than the white chestnut. This project grows with each tree or plant in my garden.

White Chestnut "Power To Live In A Modern World"

White Chestnut “Power To Live In A Modern World”©

White Chestnut" Power To Live In A Modern World"

White Chestnut “Power To Live In A Modern World”