” We are oscillating above the harsh vs soft vision of reality that is closely linked to artist’s perception of the body in its physical, cultural, and psychic dimensions. The group of portraits shown at our exhibition intends to question the way in which 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

” EVENTUALLY I WON MY POINT, WHICH WAS: – ” I AM AN ARTIST AND THAT TAPE IS ONE OF MY ART WORKS AND IT BELONGS TO ME.” YES THEY CAN HAVE A COPY. I HAD A POINT OF VIEW AND A REASON TO FIGHT. ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW I SAID: “LITTLE BROTHER WATCHING BIG BROTHER”. THAT WAS A BIG STATEMENT AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SAW THAT. IT MEANT THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WITH A CAMERA (WHICH CAN BE A POWER WEAPON USED TO PROTECT ONE’S DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS) CAN HOLD THE AUTHORITIES AND THE POLICE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS ON THE STREET ! THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW DIGITAL AGE. “

“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

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 which 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!”

” 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.” 

“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.”

” 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 

” MY STATEMENT IS: LIFE AIN´T EASY, IT´S SIMPLE. IF YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, JUST-DO-IT-YOURSELF. I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR DREAM, CAUSE YOU´LL ONLY HAVE ONE TICKET. LIVE A LITTLE FOR FUCK´S SAKE.”