” My best talent is the ability to turn everything into a light game. I try to approach everything I do with a sense of playfulness. I play games. Even in the projects that demand a lot of energy and effort. I make choices to try to sustain the playful quality that we had when we were kids – to avoid limiting myself and to use my imagination freely. We must never forget how to play: So many great things can come out of it!”

“OPEN UP” IS ABOUT DARING TO BE HUMBLE, VULNERABLE. AND HONEST. IT IS ABOUT DARING TO EXPOSE FEELINGS AND LETTING PEOPLE SEE THAT YOU’RE NOT PERFECT. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE DARE TO MEET ON TOTALLY HONEST LEVEL, MASKS OFF. LIFE CAN HURT YOU IF YOU DO NOT DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS PROPERLY, NEGATIVE ENERGY CAN BE PERSISTENT. WE MUST DARE TO LET PEOPLE ENTER.

” I feel like the running and me creating music is part of the same thing. I can feel my body when I run and I also feel the music, whenever I do both I feel like my mind is free and not disturbed by a lot of thoughts. It makes me feel complete.” 

” FOR TRE ÅR SIDEN GJORDE JEG ET TYPISK POPUP DRAGQUEEN-SHOW PÅ FINCKEN I BERGEN. ETTER FORESTILLINGEN TOK JEG AV MEG KOSTYMET, BYTTET DET UT MED MITT AFTER SHOW-ANTREKK, OG SAMMEN MED NOEN “TRANSER” GIKK JEG OVER VEIEN TIL UTESTEDET GARAGE. INGEN AV OSS KOM INN, MED BESKJED OM AT ”VI SLIPPER IKKJE INN FOLK I KOSTYMER”. NÅ ER JEG UTESTENGT PÅ LIVSTID, MED SAMME BEGRUNNELSE. “

“THE FIRST RULE OF PAINTING IS TO TAKE EVERYONE ELSE OUT OF THE EQUATION. I AM THE VIEWER, SO IDON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY VIEWERS. THEY SEE EVERYTHING AND I JUST HAVE TO ASSUME THAT THEY ARE ME. I CAN’T PAINT FOR ANYONE ELSE. IT’S ALL ABOUT HAVING THE COURAGE TO SAY THIS IS FINISHED AND THEY HAVE TO KNOW THAT, I AM THE BOSS IN PAINTING. ITS LIKE BEING A SOLDIER BECAUSE I HAVE TO BE HARD AS FUCK TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE THINGS AND LET THEM GO.”

” AFTER COVERING YOUR BODY WITH YOUR STORY, I TAKE PICTURES OF YOU TO LATER CLEAN YOU IN THE SHOWER. IT’S ALMOST LIKE HAVING AN AFFAIR, WHERE EVERYTHING THAT WE DID OR TALK ABOUT, GOES DOWN THE DRAIN. THEN USUALLY I’LL DRESS YOU AND YOU GO BACK TO YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE.”

” TOGETHER WITH KUNSTHALL OSLO AND MUNCH MUSEET IN MOTION, WE HAVE AN EXHIBITION PROGRAMME ATTRACTING A HIGHLY VARIED AND BROAD ART CROWD TO THIS AREA. AND A BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD THE MUNCH MUSEUM AND MAIN LIBRARY TOGETHER WITH THE OPERA HOUSE, ALL THAT WILL FORM A RARE AND POWERFUL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS. I BELIEVE OTHER GALLERIES WILL FOLLOW SOON TOO.”

“Suppose I were to give you a key ring […] with a hundred keys, and I was to tell you that one of these keys will unlock it, this door we’re imagining opening in onto all you want to be, as a player. How many of the keys would you be willing to try?’
[…]
‘Well I’d try every darn one,’ Rader tells Lyle.
[…]
‘Then you are willing to make mistakes, you see. You are saying you will accept 99% error. The paralyzed perfectionist you say you are would stand there before that door. Jingling the keys. Afraid to try the first key.” 
― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest 

CREEPER CREEPER BY DAMEHT

” A NEW VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE “CREEPER CREEPER” AND IT’S A CAMPY BLAST. TAKING CULTURAL HINTS FROM THE LIKES OF STEVE STRANGE, SOO THE CAT WOMAN AND NEW ROMANTICISM, THE VIDEO IS A VISUAL TREAT AND AN APPROPRIATE ODE FOR A BAND KNOWN BEST FOR THEIR SECRET SHOWS.” NYLON MAGAZINE

” SO I WENT TO NEW YORK CITY TO BE BORN AGAIN. IT WAS AND REMAINS EASY FOR MOST AMERICANS TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND START A NEW. I WASN’T LIKE MY PARENTS. I DIDN’T HAVE ANY SUPPOSEDLY SACRED PIECE OF LAND OR SHOALS OF FRIENDS TO LEAVE BEHIND. NOWHERE HAS THE NUMBER ZERO BEEN OF MORE PHILOSOPHICAL VALUE THAN IN THE UNITED STATES…. AND WHEN THE TRAIN PLUNGED INTO A TUNNEL UNDER NYC, WITH ITS LINING OF PIPES AND WIRES, I WAS OUT OF THE WOMB AND INTO THE BIRTH CANAL…”

DT 500 MAG SHARES THE CONTEMPORARY ART CONTEXT OF MORTEN VISKUM AND REQUIRES MORE ATTENTION AND REFLECTION OVER TIME, IN ORDER FOR SEVERAL LAYERS OF MEANING TO BE ABLE TO EMERGE. WE MUST HAVE A DEEP AND HONEST DIALOGUE WITH THE ART WORK IN ORDER TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT.

” The logical way to give earth a break is to stop producing things we don’t need, whether it got marked by the environmental mark or not, and to go secondhand with everything possible. My passion is to find treasures in the trash…and to see beauty in the broken.”