HELENE TORP

VISUAL ARTIST

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Power To Live, Oslo BOA 2017

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

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

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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
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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”

Noisy Prayer exhibition view

Exhibition – Galleri Vulkan September 6-21

“Noisy Prayer” explores metaphysical realities with different approaches to a non-physical and spiritual world. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound work and various remedies that relate to each other in a playful way.

Power to live In a modern world, Almost There, Into The Sun, Entering With Sound, Sounds Of Mother Earth

Installation view:

Noisy Prayer exhibition view Exhibition in collaboration with Hege Liseth. Galleri Vulkan, Oslo

“Noisy Prayer” explores metaphysical realities with different approaches to a non-physical and spiritual world.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound work and various. The alternation between individual works relate to each other in a playful way and reveal different parts of the story. The paintings and drawings, all performative elements and expression of the movement of energy. To activate and set things in motion are articulated in different ways. Organic, fluid and abstract elements mix with simple line configurations where fantasy and reality are put under the microscope. All are products of the intuitive processes, most first take. Sound work also appears as a “stream of consiousness” with conversations in nature and with energies and intangible forces. A collection of self-produced remedies blends into the installation with message of strength and power to live in a modern world. Through video works, both documentary and staged elements, of what spiritual practice might be. One of the videos are taken from YouTube and shows Mooji ,a spiritual leader based in Portugal, who shares his thoughts on the Middle East problem, on about war, peace and human identity. Do we fight for peace? Torp & Liseth invited various people to participate with their comments and dialogue on peace.

“Noisy Prayer” utforsker metafysiske virkelighetsbilder med ulike innfallsvinkler til en ikke-fysisk/ åndelig verden.

Vekslingen mellom enkeltverk i ulike kunstneriske media er montert på en leken måte som forteller hver sin del av historien. Maleriene og tegningene har alle performative elementer og uttrykk for bevegelse av energi. Å aktivere, og å sette ting i bevegelse blir tematisert på ulike måter. Avtrykk av fingre gir nærvær og tilstedeværelse. Organiske, flytende og abstrakte elementer blander seg med enkle strekfigurasjoner hvor fantasi og virkelighet blir satt under lupen. Alle er produkter av intuitive arbeidsprosesser, mest mulig uredigert, som energibærere i seg selv. Lydarbeidene fremstår også som en “stream of consiousness”, med samtaler med naturen og med energier og immatrielle krefter. En samling egenproduserte blomsteressenser blandes inn i installasjonen med budskap og styrkedråper fra naturen. Gjennom videoarbeidene vises dokumentariske og iscenesatte elementer av hva spirituell praksis kan innebære. Et av videoverkene er hentet fra YouTube og viser en åndelig guru som deler sine tanker om midtøsten-problematikken, om krig, fred og menneskets identitet. Verket blir brukt som utgangspunkt for en dialog hvor kunstnerne har invitert ulike mennesker til å delta med sine kommentarer.

View the singular works in the exhibition here:

SOUNDS OF MOTHER EARTH

Sound Art 2014

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DRIVE IN SOUND

SOUNDS OF MOTHER EARTH – Gallery Ruth Drive in – Sound Art 2014

This soundpiece is based upon Torp & Liseths own poems and a channeled recording with Kari – Hanne Nyland. The channeling came throug a spiritual session together. It expresses the sound og Mother Earth´s heart. This is a wounded earth talking. In this recording she shows her gratefullness to us humans for connecting with her and of being alive. Sounds Of Mother Earth is part of Torp & Liseth Cosmic Broadcasts series of sound and videoworks exploring the universe of people connecting on a multidimentional level through a spiritual practice.

Sounds Of Mother Earth ,Torp & Liseth 2014

Documentation of the performance here: I am the Gallery  

 1.juni Drive In Galleri Sound Art opening

Sound Art 2014

Curated by Tulle Ruth

Karen Kipphoff, DE/CA,
Torp & Liseth, N
Trond Lossius, N
Joakim Blattman, N
Anna Hedberg, S
Kristine Marie Aasvang, N
Håvard Øieroset,N
Marianne Stranger, N
Kiwa Noid, Estonia

 

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More info and sound about Sound Art 2014:
galleriruth.com/exhibits/?id=1

 

About the Galleri:

Galleri Ruth is situated in between the fields south of Oslo in Norway.

It started out in 2012 as a small contemporary indoor gallery and
served wind-powered waffles outside. In the summer months around
2500-3000 cars were passing the gallery each day and many did slow down
when they saw the windmill and the gallery – but they did not manage to
stop, get out the car and see the art.

In 2013 Galleri Ruth was transformed into a Drive In Sound Gallery. This
was an attempt to meet the need and interests of the car drivers and at
the same time make it easier to access contemporary sound art by having
the car as the gallery space in a beautiful remote and rural setting.

Video animation,  Oslo Central station, Helene Torp 2008
Friends (Venner) is a video animation consisting of simple drawings
and short everyday messages, where the content and form appear as a wonderful mix of public and private life. The artist examines how the abbreviated language of texts, Facebook and advertising infiltrates other communication. “Friends” walks a tightrope between
humour and an underlying serious message. In a world where a wrong keystroke can broadcast the most intimate details it is easy for the results to become confusing. The film is clever, playful and accessible. From the jury statmente. Curated by Rom for kunst

You Play Dead

You Play Dead

 

The film won the competition, “Privatlivets Fred” (Private Life),
and was shown at Oslo Central station (Oct/Nov 2008), initiated by Koro (Public Art Norway), the Data Inspectorate and Rom for kunst Mesen.

Jury: Georg Apenes, Datatilsynet, Trude Talberg-Furulund, Datatilsynet, Vibeke Christensen, Kulturbyrået Mesén, Ketil Nergaard, billedkunstner, oppnevnt av KORO, Yngvild Færøy, kunstnerisk konsulent og juryleder, oppnevnt av KORO

 

Do We Fight For Peace?

We investigate how to approach a world where we see that peace is possible. In this project we invite people to commune and share in the the artwork “Do we fight for peace?”

Yoko Ono uses the inspiring words “Imagine Peace” and “War Is Over If We Want It”. Is there really a chance we have in a world in constant war? Do we as individuals have influence above the world of war and peace?

We fill the gallery space with your, our and other people’s thoughts on this topic. Without making politics of art, we intend to inspire new perspectives and to promote and expand the idea beyond the conflict premise used in massmedia today. We see it as an exercise for ourselves “from ego to beingness” where everything is possible and where the difference is the choice of every human being.

We showed this project first time in the Noisy Prayer exhibition at Galleri Vulcan in Oslo, September 2014. 30 people contributed with texts on the topic. This is an ongoing project. We will continue to commune.

Do you have any thoughts, ideas, inspirations?

How do you think we could be the difference?

As a basis for the discussion, we have this time chosen to use a video of Mooji, a spiritual leader who takes up questions of identity and struggle. Here, he discusses human identity and how conflicts arise and can be dissolved. The video is intended as inspiration, regardless of any belief system or political views.

Full text from all contributors, september 2014 HERE

Video link Mooji: http://vimeo.com/103323348

Contributors September 2014:

Katrine Apspaas, David Tehrani, Tulle Ruth, Eli Rudshagen, Mona Sprenger, Steinar Bryn, Jan- Kåre Fjeld, Anders Eiebakke, Gunn Møller, Ambrika Christen, Reidun Haavik, Anniken Huitfelt, Camillo Løken, Synnøve Nuria Løken, Bengt Svensson, Katrine Lee Hauger, Kjersti Okkelmo, Ninni Brede Rossavik, Espen Grafitti, Rune Kreuz, Bodil Røvik-Larsen, Liv Børsand, Richard Dion, Wenke Anita Sele, Ebba Moi, Hilde Salvesen, Nina Sandaker-Wehn, Wenke Anita Sele.

Torp & Liseth © 2015

Do we fight for peace? Del 1. Nå er bilder og tekster lagt ut. 26 bidrag ble det til utstillingen Noisy Prayer i september. Her er det tekster som berører den delen av oss som er håpefull og kraftfull til endring og gjennomslag. Ansvar uten handlingslammelser. Takk til Kathrine AspaasLiv Børsand Anders Eiebakke  Ebba Moi Camillo Løken Anniken Huitfeldt, Espen Grafitti Wenke Anita Sele Bengt Svensson Bodil Røvik-Larsen Steinar Bryn, Reidun Haavik Nina Sandaker Wehn Katrine Legg Hauger  Eli Rudshagen  Mona Sprenger  Ninni Brede Rossavik  Rune Kreutz Richard Dion, Synnøve Nuria G Løken  Tulle Ruth  Gunn Møller  Hilde Salvesen Jan-Kåre Fjeld  David Tehrani  Ambika Christen  Kjersti Okkelmo som valgte å delta ta action og vise retning. Takk!! Del gjerne videre.Mvh;  Helene Torp &Hege Liseth i Torp & Liseth Alt materiale finner du her:

http://torp-liseth.com/works-3/do-we-fight-for-peace/

 Do we fight for peace? Part 1. Now, photographs and texts posted. 26 contributions were to exhibit Noisy Prayer in September.  Texts that touches the part of us that is hopeful and powerful to change and impact. Responsibility without action paralysis. Thanks to who chose to participate take action and show direction Kathrine Aspaas, Liv Børsand, Anders Eiebakke, Ebba Moi, Camillo Løken, Anniken Huitfeldt, Espen Grafitti, Wenke Anita Sele, Bengt Svensson, Bodil Røvik-Larsen Steinar Bryn, Reidun Haavik Nina Sandaker Wehn Katrine Legg Hauger  Eli Rudshagen  Mona Sprenger, Ninni Brede Rossavik, Rune Kreutz Richard Dion, Synnøve Nuria G Løken, Tulle Ruth, Gunn Møller, Hilde Salvesen, Jan-Kåre Fjeld, David Tehrani, Ambika Christen, Kjersti Okkelmo. Thank you !! Please share videre.Mvh; Helene Torp & Hege Liseth in Torp & Liseth All material found here:

http://torp-liseth.com/works-3/do-we-fight-for-peace/

Exhibition – Galleri Vulkan September 6-21 2014

Helene Torp & Hege Liseth “Noisy Prayer” explores metaphysical realities with different approaches to a non-physical and spiritual world. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, video, sound work and various remedies that relate to each other in a playful way.

Power to live In a modern world, Almost There, Into The Sun, Entering With Sound, Sounds Of Mother Earth

 

 

Entering with Sound

Entering With Sound, ongoing project (2014-present) Ink on paper

Drawings as motion, energy and vision. Close, fragile. Bridge between spirit and science. Endless. Repeating itself in new beginning and endings. Reminding of the constant shift where noting stays the same outside time and space there are points of consciousness

Entering With Sound series 15 drawings, ink on paper. 76 x 56 cm, 56 x 38 cm, 52 x 38 cm

This is some of my most healing works ever. I hardly never allowed myself to make room for  abstraction. I loved doing it. It was like meeting my best friend. I know it sounds naive and it is. The where made during  a session, a meditation on silence and of course my interest for making animations. It was made during my collaboration with Hege Liseth. This was made in a deep inner state of nothingness, a connection to a source with less noise but still movement. It is not a personal space. It is an endless deeper state of being where nothing is judged or desperate wantings. I later found the sutras and poetry of E.Tolle and his book, Silence speaks. I could feel a strong connection to.  Our practice was daily meditations and to make art both together and side by side. Come listen. Silence do speak. This is a part of my ongoing practice as an artist.

 

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Lovesplash Lightlove

LoveSplash LightLove – ink on paper
by Helene Torp & Hege Liseth

n the exhibition L o v e s p l a s h L i g h t l o v e we conduct our respective oeuvre into a common world and it is difficult to say who did what in the works. We open up to share freely of each other’s ideas – mine are yours, and “I am you”. Through the artistic practice we question ownership. Identity through ownership is being challenged by the exchange and trust. Our artistic practice deals with the idea of going from the head to the heart, therefore we have called the exhibition Love Splash light love, since it is both physical (splash), uplifting, humorous and positively loaded.
From the press release: In this collaborative project Torp & Liseth were inspired by each other’s previous work, and a genuine fused world and a new universe has arisen. Paintings and drawings with colorful occult and an spiritual environment, where fantasy and reality are put under the microscope. The work has all performative elements. Movement of energy – expression to set things in motion are articulated in different ways. Hege Liseth and Helene Torp have both background in animation, and the paintings could be read as extensions of each other when the visual elements move from frame to frame. The paintings are inspired by the mandala tradition of moving outward and inward a unifying center. Organic and liquid with a theme that not only amazes but questioning the mundane and rational environment as we know it. The work bears the stamp of play, curiosity and craftsmanship skills to the medium.
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