FOOD FOR THE MOON – Sluggish and Well-lubricated
Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive
The commissioned work FOOD FOR THE MOON- Sluggish and Well-lubricated (2013) marks Danish artist Lea Porsager's (b.1981) first solo exhibition in Norway.
In this site-specific installation, we are introduced to an esoteric and idiosyncratic science fiction universe, inspired by the mystic G.I. Gurdjieff's book Beelzebubs Tales to his Grandson.
Lea Porsager's artistic practice engages esoteric and occult systems of ideas. Her mediums include film, sculpture, photography and text. In this work Porsager "squirms" her way through Gurdjieff's theories with, as she says, a "certain impoliteness." Weaving in and out of her research materials she does not feel beholden to fact, but offers instead speculative fabulations. Inside Sal Haaken's crescent moon-shaped architecture, FOOD FOR THE MOON - Sluggish and Well-lubricated takes a quantum leap away from a human-centric world
towards a slug-centric one.
Step into Porsager's topsy-turvy universe and feel free to take Henie Onstad's guide to the various exhibition components with you.