Posts tagged ‘norwegian visual artist’

Performance Alt er Tilgitt / It Is All Forgiven Othocallis siberica,

Sibirica, dried plant harvested in the north

Helene Torp
Performance ritual
Alt er Tilgitt / It Is All Forgiven
Othocallis siberica

By Helene Torp
With: Helene Torp, Lars Kenneth Westby, Aase-Hilde Brekke
Høstutstillingen 2018 Statens 131. kunstutstilling
Kunstnernes Hus Oslo

Jeg setter meg ned ved planten, blir planten, lytter og skriver ned det jeg hører. Blomsten Scilla brer seg ut over plenen i hager og langs veikanter om våren og plantes om høsten.
Den har sin opprinnelse fra Syria, Irak og Sør Russland. Den fortalte meg at den bærer med seg kraften til enhet mellom kulturer. Den sa Alt Er Tilgitt. I fortid, nåtid og framtid.

Dette er et rituale og en hyllest til tilgivelsens rå kraft.
Jeg inviterer publikum til å delta i et lyttende dypdykk og omskapelse av
de store og små kriger.

Helene Torp,
Fredrikstad, august 2018

I sit down by the plant, meditate with the plant, listen and write down what I hear. The flower Scilla spreads over the lawn in gardens and along roadsides in the spring and is planted in the fall.It originates from Syria, Iraq and South Russia. It told me that it carries the power of unity between cultures. It said everything is forgiven. In past, present and future.

This is a performance, a ritual and a tribute to the raw power of forgiveness.
I invite the audience to participate in a listening and transformation of
the big and small wars.

Helene Torp,
Fredrikstad, august 2018

In Process, preparing for ritual

Sibirica, I listen

Roots Bloody Roots

Live performance based on the song Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura.
Explores the expanded field of meditation and metal music. Honouring our relationship and dark raw sides.Recorded livestream.
By Helene Torp and Lars Kenneth Westby
© Soundtrack is used for artistic purposes only

Fredslilje, Spathiphyllum alana

Fredslilje, Spathiphyllum alana
Dette er mitt møte med og en hyllest til Fredsliljen. En dag jeg kom på ateliet lå den helt nede. Halvdød, men ikke vissen. Jeg hadde glemt den helt. Ikke har jeg byttet jord på den på mange år heller. Jeg vannet og snakket med den. Kom tilbake noen dager etterpå og den var helt oppreist. Det sier mye om dens kvaliteter. Den tilgir for dårlig stell og reiser seg på en måte som vi mennesker bare kan drømme om. Det er en vanlig stueplante. Eller jeg føler den er en hyllest til de som har reist i krig og valgt fred, som flyktninger på reise og har fått det godt i seg selv eller på nye steder.

Spathiphyllum alana
This is my meeting with and a tribute to the plant called Peace Lily. One day I got to the studio it looked dead. Half dead, but not the done. I had forgotten it completely. I have not put new potting soil for it for many years either. I watered and talked with it. Came back a few days afterwards and it was completely alive. It says a lot about its qualities. It forgives for bad care and rises in a way that we humans can only dream of. It is a common living plant. Or I feel it is a tribute to those who have traveled in war and chose peace, as refugees traveling and have done well in themselves or in new places in a strange way.

Om kjaerlighet

Om kjærlighet.
Denne videoen laget jeg fordi et av de vanskeligste temaene i kunsten og livet er kjærlighet. Jeg diskuterer og har mange synspunkter om hva og hvordan. 6 minutter.© Helene Torp, All rights reserved. Enjoy! This is only in Norwegian language for the moment.

Public art

“LoveSplash LightLove”

Ink drawings, perplex frame. Torp & Liseth 2013

In relation to the exhibition Lovesplash Lightlove, we made a serie of round perplex mounted ink-drawings. We would like to have the opportunity to develop this “splash” of drawings for a specific site.

View the drawings for the exhibition HERE1461138_325629047579343_1244079976_n

“Endless Love“

Idea for wallpainting, Torp & Liseth 2013

Competition proposal for a hospital chapel / Konkurranse utkast for kapellet, Nytt sykehus Østfold.

View more HERE



Video animation, Oslo Central station, Helene Torp 2008

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.

View more HERE112a1307

Flower Wisdom by Helene Torp

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

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

Healers And Helpers

shaman-series-no-7  84 x 59 cm

Shaman series

Shaman series#,
acrylic on paper, 69 X 84 cm
To Those who act intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual, divining the hidden wisdom.

First I thought it was my demons,then they started to talk and said “We are healers and helpers of all kinds”. In darkness, in pain.

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