Light Shifters , the last exhibition of the year opened Thursday 25th of November.
“The body is the measuring rod for how we experience time. We cannot observe time in itself, we can only observe events and compare them. Time is defined trough regular repeated motion, like the ticking of a clock, cycles of daylight , changing seasons. Any regular rhythm gives a sense of time passing, and thus light motion and sound can influence our experience of time”
HC Gilje in the book Conversations with Spaces
HC Gilje has developed three new works for the exhibition in Molde. One is installed in the smaller galleryspace. One is placed up under the ceiling in the foajée, over the entrance to the gallery. And for one of the new works, the artist has made use of the vindu shaft in the ceiling in larger gallery space. This work is only visible after the gallery is closed, on the outside of the Plassen building, on the upper part /over the gallery´s location.
On show in the larger galleryspace:
A pulse of light moves through the exhibition space over a series of white frames suspended from the ceiling. The frames appears to be switched abruptly on and off in contrast to their shadows which move slowly across the floor. The motion is repeated over and over again. The installation is a quiet dramatisation of the space, and it invites the audience to explore it by moving around and between the frames. Because of the repetetive nature of the installation it might be experienced as entering into the state of the space, a little pocket of time.
in transit was created for Gilje´s first solo show at Wood Street Galleries in 2012, Pittsburgh; USA
Presented in various versions the last ten years, adapted to the spaces at:
Almost Cinema (vooruit), Ghent, Belgium
Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, Norway
Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
Signal Festival (courtyard in front of the Church of Our Lady of Snows), Prague, Czech Republic
Chroniques Festival, Marseille, France
Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, Norway
HC Gilje (born 1969) is a Norwegian artist who works with realtime environments, installations, live performance, set design and single channel video.
Gilje has presented his work through different channels throughout the world: in concert-venues, theater and cinema venues, galleries, festivals like Festival of Light Art Geiranger, spring 2021, where his work The Rise and Fall 2 took the form of a dialogue with the structures of the Norwegian Fjord Centre building, or more recent , a light installation in the former main branch of the public library in Oslo, aka Det Gamle Biblioteket, as part of the large photo exhibition/festival Oslo Negativ- with more than 7000 visitors in October.
Giljes work is also presented through several international DVD releases, including 242.pilots live in Bruxelles on the New York label Carpark and Cityscapes on the Paris-label Lowave.He was a member of the video-impro trio 242.pilots, and was also the visual motor of dance company Kreutzerkompani. In 2006, Gilje initiated the research project “Conversations with Spaces” where he explores how audiovisual technology can be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces
The exhibition is made possible with support from Visual Artists Fund (BKV) and Regionale prosjektmidler / from KIN The Art centers in Norway.