Times Square Midnight Moment
Trine Lise Nedreaas :: Pulse
December 1 – 30, 2017
Times Square Electronic Billboards
A hula-hooper uses her body as an axis to spin glowing LED hoops. Her gravity-defying work to maintain the rhythm suggests the human effort required to keep our world from collapsing. Exhibited nightly as Times Square prepares for New Year’s Eve, the video may also evoke the perpetual turning of time.
From artist Trine Lise Nedreaas — “I am fascinated by what drives people and how we find purpose, be it through weight-lifting or mapping the universe. By focusing on the specific and the intimate I try to illuminate the large and universal, the strange and beautiful variety of human endeavors.”
‘I make films that portray individuals, often alone, sometimes determined and driven, but always trying.’
Trine Lise Nedreaas
The Norwegian artist Trine Lise Nedreaas is perhaps best known for her intriguing and beautiful films of lone performers. Through strictly directed, symbolically charged documentary based films of individuals, Nedreaas illuminates the large and the strange variety of human endeavours. Drawing from a long history of portraiture, her often humorous work is inspired by the lives of people through whose ideas, talents and demeanour she seeks a deeper reflection on the human condition. Nedreaas’ performers are filmed removed from the audiences and spectacles that usually surround them, left in a timeless space with only themselves and their act remaining.
Nedreaas’ work has been shown at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; MoMA PS1, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli; Everson Museum, NY; Kunstverein Schwerin; New Center for Contemporary Art, Louisville; MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Art Pavilion, Zagreb; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels; and Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, to name a few. Her work is represented in public and private collections worldwide.