EPISODE 48: The Room
In this radio episode, we hear from three different artists and activists that their interests revolve around feminist issues, literature, writing and radio podcast. Through an interdisciplinary conversation, we explore the social aspect of their practice and the act of political, communal and sharing. The guests of The Room are Elise Ain, Ida Pallin Bostadløkken and Anne-Lise Stenseth.
04/05/2021 20:00 – 23:00
00:00 – 01:24 Intro
01:24 – 56:06 Elise Ain & Ida Pallin Bostadløkken
56:11 – 1:33:34 Anne-Lise Stenseth
In this radio episode, we hear from three different artists and activists that their interests revolve around feminist issues, literature, writing and radio podcast. Through an interdisciplinary conversation, we explore the social aspect of their practice and the act of political, communal and sharing.
The guests of The Room are Elise Ain, Ida Pallin Bostadløkken and Anne-Lise Stenseth.
Shahrzad Malekian Moderates a round table discussion with Ida and Elise and visits Anne-Lise in her new studio in Hvervenbukta.
Anne-Lise Stenseth is a visual artist with background from Bergen Academy of Art and Design and Oslo National Academy of the Arts as well as Creative Writing at The Arctic University of Norway/UiT. She graduated in 1993 as has since then exhibited extensively in Norway and abroad including Museum Folkwang, Germany, Tent, Rotterdam, Liverpool Biennial, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Depo, Istanbul, Gothenburg City Museum, Sweden, Tbilisi History Museum Karvasla, Georgia and countries like Libanon, Kosovo, Argentina, Russia, France, Ukraine, China and Australia. Artist statement: In my work I focus on specific themes that questions different aspects of culture, history and the contemporary.
“My interests revolves around feminist issues, the other, human relations, antagonisms in society, the postindustrial, landscape, bird, stone, time and the politics of memory. Over the past 22 years I have mainly worked with video and audiovisual essays, in which the subject of investigation is either person(s), place(s) or both. Each project or work treats specific themes. The media is along with video, photography, drawing, sound and text. I explore different ways of storytelling, from the documentary to the fictional and the projects are presented as single or multichannel video installations.” Anne-Lise said about her practice.
Elise Ain is working as an artist and writer. She gained an education in Musicology and Multimedia journalism, and has been freelancing for magazines and newspapers for many years, before taking an additional education in Art photography (OFKS 2017).
Elise’s artwork contains photography, video work, sound and text. She works interdisciplinary, drawing inspirations from her background as a journalist and musician into varies art forms, often presented with an intention of getting the viewer to become an active participant. Her work often has a social relevance, and she is concerned with the place of the individual in society, the bounce between body and non-bodily experiences as well as psychological aspects of understanding oneself and others.
She is currently investigating the female gaze and the female experience, writing the book Rå – where women get to tell their stories of sex and sexuality through interviews, together with a series of portraits of the interviewed woman. This work has also led to the ongoing podcast Rå Kvinner, which is a platform for discussions on topics like sexuality, mental health and female empowerment. It will be a project in constant development as a platform for conversations with the guests, and the goal is to be both confronting and inspiring related to the different topics.”
Ida Pallin Bostadløkken is a journalist and book shop owner. As a part of her projects, she has started the reading circle “Men who read women” where men are challenged to read female authors.