supported by the Norwegian Arts Council
Geir Tore Holm
September 18th-October 18th
Opening Friday, September 18th
Performance by Torgeir Vassvik
DJ set by Berlin based DJ Sotofett,
blood pancakes, and guest artist cocktail series presents the Cloudy Russian ✣✣
Small Projects is proud and excited to invite you to a solo exhibition by Geir Tore Holm. Aptly entitled “Fughetta”, the title of the show refers to a short fugue; a small version of the polyphonic contrapuntal compositions well known from baroque composers as Buxtehude, Bach and Handel. Here Holm uses the fughetta as a springing point to strengthen the abstract values of natural resources of the north and our relations to them.
Fughetta is also a chandelier that consists of five casted reindeer slaughters. This centerpiece brings together a selection of Holm´s works discussing food, nutrition and identity politics.
Geir Tore Holm (b. Tromsø, 1966). Grew up in Manndalen, Kåfjord. He is currently living and working at the farm Ringstad in Skiptvet, Østfold.
Parallel to individual work that includes video, photography, sculpture, performance and installations, Geir Tore Holm has mediated, written about and has been teaching contemporary art. By initiating Balkong in Trondheim in 1993, using the apartment as exhibition space, the contexts of artistic practice, and work with art as dialogue in practice have been central issues. These home based experiences led to many other activities. In 2003 Holm initiated Sørfinnset School/ the Nord Land in Gildeskål, Nordland together with his partner Søssa Jørgensen. This ongoing project includes focus on exploitation of nature, ecology, exchange of knowledge and small-scale architecture.
Geir Tore Holm is a research fellow at Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the artistic research project Poetics for Changing Aethetics. He is a holder of the National Grant for artists and receiver of the John Savio Prize 2015.
This exhibition is made possible with great support and in collaboration with the Center for Northern Peoples / Davvi álbmogiid guovddáš / Senter for nordlige folk in Manndalen, Norway.
# Photos from the opening by Matti Aikio + video by Jet Pascua