HELENE TORP

VISUAL ARTIST

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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

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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.

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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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1-1-2 Tuning In From The Galaxy

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112 Tuning In From The Galaxy – gallery installation view. Collaboration with hege Liseth.
1-1-2 Tuning In From The Galaxy deals with spirituality, the power of thought and ” the seeker ” who sees the world in a rather different way than mainstream.

The work displays a series of portraits of a woman in a daily life situation. Her name is Kari Hanne Nyland and she is a channel for spiritual energy and masters. She tells us she has chosen to use her life to spread the light and love of the world and raise the spirit in the collective field.

The work also consists of five soundstations, each with its own headset, and channeled symbols and texts drawn directly on the wall.

Special thanks to Kari Hanne Nyland, Bengt Svensson and Rita Edvardsen for their contribution.

“Channeling … collective term for it to receive messages from another dimension or another real light level. Channeled message to be understood often as important knowledge transfers from beings with great insight into the factors that are hidden from ordinary people , especially to susceptible individuals. … The channeled knowledge can come from many sources … It may be knowledge from the Akashic Chronicle , a higher spiritual being or a deceased person ( spiritualism ). Messages can also come from guardian angels, entities in nature or the captain of a UFO. Kil – they are: Norwegian Encyclopedia, online edition.

Soundtrack: Lyshjelpere Fra En Annen Galakse 1:30 min (Helpers Of Light From Another Galaxy, for now the soundtrack is in Nourwegian only)

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Healers And Helpers Of All Kinds “Healers and helpers of all kinds” I go on a trip into space, In nature, I meet some animals or play with a world,In That world I can shape and move past, present and future. I do not know what’s true or not, honesty. Art is a way to survive, it gives me access to infinite space of conversations with the world. I want to awake a wonder or inspiration for you to live on earth too. Art is a kind of first aid kit and a medicine, It heals,but it does not cover up the wounds”

I update this web page continually. Contact me for available works.

http://helenetorp.com/shaman-series