“Since I and so many brave survivors have come forward, titans of every industry have toppled. We survivors have gained our power. We survivors are using our voices in record numbers. We cannot let up, and as hard as it is, we must continue to get even louder, to push even harder. We all count. We all matter. Here’s to freedom, yours and mine. Now go breathe fire.”
― Rose McGowan, Brave
“We are oscillating above the harsh vs. soft vision of reality that is closely linked to the artist’s perception of the body in its physical, cultural, and psychic dimensions. The group of portraits shown at our exhibition intends to question how we understand and relate to inherent aspects of human experiences, such as uncertainty and eccentricity, but also to culture and the symbolics that make it identifiable. “-Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod
“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?”
― Michel Foucault
DON’T GET STUCK ON WHAT YOU CAN’T DO. IN FACT, DON’T GET STUCK ON ANYTHING. THE WORLD LEAVES NO ROOM FOR BOREDOM. SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS WITH YOU. BE WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE CONFIDENT ENOUGH NOT TO GET TERRITORIAL. THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN TOO MUCH RATHER THAN TOO LITTLE. IF YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY, YOU’LL MANAGE.
Keep your halos tight
I’m your god or your guardian
Keep your halo tight
One hand on the trigger, the other hand in mine
Because now, cupid carries a gun
Now, now, cupid, cupid carries a gun.
Whether in business, the professions, the arts, or in personal and community life, such skills are essential in fostering The Group Projects or the Social Artistry, which will lead to constructive change. Conversely, without these skills, collaborative activity tends to degenerate into the kinds of petty bickering which gives “committees” their reputation for inefficiency and interpersonal vulnerability.
Frank E. Weinert and Rainer H. Kluwe psychologists explain that Role-Playing develops a capacity for metacognition (or dialogue with unconsciousness) the ability to think about the ways one thinks. It is a natural result of the exercise of role-distance, the shifting between the role of the part being played and the role of the actor in the conference with the director about how that part should be performed. The resulting “choosing self” is a psychological complex that represents a degree of mental flexibility that is a step beyond the ordinary rational level of consciousness because it deals with the realistic capacity to shift among some different frames of reference. It may even be that this type of mental flexibility represents the next step in the evolution of consciousness.
” 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!”
” 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.”
DT 500 MAG SHARES THE CONTEMPORARY ART CONTEXT OF MORTEN VISKUM AND REQUIRES MORE ATTENTION AND REFLECTION OVER TIME, FOR SEVERAL LAYERS OF MEANING TO BE ABLE TO EMERGE. WE MUST HAVE A DEEP AND HONEST DIALOGUE WITH THE ARTWORK TO GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT.
” I JUST HOPE TO CONVEY SOME EMOTION TO THE VIEWERS. IF THIS HAPPENS, YOU CAN SAY THAT I HAVE ACHIEVED MY PURPOSE. I TRY TO BE VERY HONEST WITH EMOTIONS THAT I APPLY IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS. I USE PHOTOGRAPHY AS THE BEST WAY TO SHOW THE FEELINGS I CAN NOT EXPRESS IN WORDS OR DEEDS.”
” I DDD er alles mening viktig enten du er “rookie” eller “O.G” (Original Gangster). Det er en av de tingene jeg setter mest pris på i DDD, men det er til gjengjeld ganske krevende, kanskje spesielt for en “nykomling”. Men øvelse gjør mester, og å bli utfordret på disse tingene hver dag samtidig som man får observere andre med erfaring jobbe så fokusert, er utrolig god trening.”
” I think of the future of an island. Crystal clear waters, blue sky, and the sunshine, the future is paradise! No food, no drinking water, no friends, the future is hell! Utopia vs. dystopia, cyclic vs. disruptive…The future will be all of these, and the important question is not about predictions but rather about why you do the things you do. Will your actions take us to paradise or to hell? What is the point of being pessimistic? If everyone joins the Preppers – people who invest in guns and store food to prepare for Armageddon – then that’s what the future will be like. I think connectivity will ultimately lead to the end of hierarchy and that’s the revolution.”
” We spend most of our life building our own house until the day we get locked inside. We start framing the world, and then the world frames us.”
” I WANT TO PROVOKE THE FEMALE UNIVERSE, SO EVERY ONE HEARS HER OWN EMOTIONS, FEELINGS, AND BELIEVES IN HER VERY OWN IMPRESSIONS. I WOULD LIKE TO GUIDE THE FEMALE PHYSIQUE WITH SILK OR LACE. EVERY WOMAN SHOULD DARE TO LOOK DEEP IN HER SOUL AND FIND HER OWN UNIQUE PASSION, WITH THE HELP OF MY DESIGNS, WHICH IS HANDMADE FOR EVERY UNIQUE LANDSCAPE! “
“I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE A MIX OF DORIAN GREY AND THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. I’M NOT AFRAID OF GETTING OLD, AND I’M NOT SEARCHING FOR REVENGE, BUT THE ELEGANCE, THE POWER, AND THE SURROUNDINGS OF PURE BEAUTY THAT THESE CHARACTERS EMBODY IS SOMETHING I STRIVE FOR. “
” MUSIC WAS NOT A CHOICE FOR ME. IT IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF MY LIFE, A NECESSITY ACTUALLY. MUSIC IS MY ULTIMATE LOVE, AND I ENJOY SHARING THIS LOVE WITH EVERYONE ELSE THAT FEELS THE SAME. I GUESS THIS IS WHY I CHOSE TO DJ, SO I COULD SHARE THIS FEELING WITH OTHERS. “