Anne Lise Stenseth

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Testing the margins of normality

Anne Lise´s works challenge the premises on which our community is based. She investigates the definition of normality and sets the focus on deviations from the norm – things that we often believe are universally given, which arouse a sense of ambivalence between the community and the private sphere.
Over the past 8 years Anne Lise has worked with what she prefer to call “video portraits”. In each project she uses different ways of storytelling - video, photography, sound and text. The subject of investigation is a variety of persons, places or both. The themes she works with are issues that evolve around cultural differences and antagonism in the social, political and public field. Her narrative structure is poetic and her subjects are people who are brought in to the centre from the periphery, people who live in the margins of normality and on the edge of society. The eccentrics and strange characters she focuses on are portrayed with astonishing integrity and dignity. Her documentary style reduces the distance between the spectator and these marginalised people and raises the question "what is normality?"
Author: Robin Sjöblom

Bio

Anne Lise Stenseth is born 1959. Llives and works in Oslo

Education
1989-1993 National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
1984-1986 IFM-Westerdahls reklameskole, Oslo, Norway
1980-1983 Bergen Kunst og Håndverksskole, Bergen, Norway
1981 West Surrey College of Art, England

Works

Birdess

Exhibition / Installation,
2007
Installation at Bergen Kunstforrening

Something about Wapke

Exhibition / Installation,
2006
Circumsatances and incidents in the life of a Dutch artist. Video projection installation at Galleri Ram

Get a grip, this is not exactly a Birthday Party

Exhibition / Installation,
2005
Video projection and installation at IKM, Internation Cultural Centre and Museum Oslo.

Videoworks

Exhibition / Installation,
2003
Stensersen Museum - Oslo

Harvest

Exhibition / Installation,
1999
Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseeum

My Farm

Exhibition / Installation,
1997
Sogn og Fjordane Artcenter

Trisomy 21

Exhibition / Installation,
1997
Arendal Kunsforening

Horror Vacui

Exhibition / Installation,
1996
Galleri F15

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Black/North SEAS

The SEAS Platform 2008-2010

(02 December 05 - 31 December 10)
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Harvest
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Harvest
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Bamse (Teddy Bear)
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Fuglinne (Birdesse)
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Byfugler (City Birds)
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Byfugler (City Birds)
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Dolls with Downs syndrome