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
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