Curtain (IV)

Curtain (IV)  2019


Curtain (IV) was becoming as an artwork in the National feature-magazine -  Magasinet, that follows Dagbladet – one of the largest newspapers in Norway, as part of RAKE Visningsrom´s group show: Omfavnelser

Over a period of 12 weeks, a new double spread was launched each Saturday. This text- based as well as sculptural work – consists of 12 unique sculptures, one built for each weeks display, all were lit in a theatre space and photographed, before becoming paired with a short play written in 12 parts.

This work researches the role of Vekteren – the watchman, in Norwegian language and history. It also aims to test what an artwork can be, and if a duration of becoming over 12 weeks is possible.

Edvine Larssen is in 2024 working in collaboration with SMØR press on a unique publication which presents all parts of this work joint and in a new format where the text is also translated into English. A new text written by Line Ulekleiv also follows in this publication. To be launched in the spring of 2024!


Scroll down for info about Curtain (IV) performed.

Curtain (IV) was on weekly display outside of RAKE throughout the period of the 12 weeks:
Part 1 of Curtain (IV)  - launched on June 8. 2019.rake-curtainiv-august


Part 10, August 2019 curtain-iv-del-11
Part 11.
 August 2019

Part 11, august 2019

Curtain (IV) by Edvine Larssen was produced in collaboration with:
Lighting: Anniken Arnøy/Rosendal Theatre, Trondheim
Photo: Juliane Schütz
Graphic layout preparations: Joana Bruno/SMØR press
Assistant to the artist in the wood workshop: Marius L. Aasprong.

Thank you:
Marte Huke for reading and offering input on the text
Kamilla Freyr for a valuable dialogue in early stages of this work
Tove-Lill Karlsen for proof reading the text
RAKE: Charlotte Rostad and Trygve Ohren for making this come to life
Magasinet – by Linn Kongsli Hillestad for the collaboration to show my work in this format


All the 12 parts in the play was performed on 24.08.19. during sunset:





Performed by: Tormod Gjersvold, directed by the artist.
Photos: Tobias Liljedahl/RAKE visningsrom