Torbjørn Rødland: Sasquatch Century presents a rich visual flow of Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland’s work, followed by an introduction by curator Milena Hoegsberg, and a commissioned essay by writer and curator Linda Norden. Norden’s text, digests the beginning photographic rhythms, and provides an insightful lens to interpret and re-examine Rødland’s complex practice. The title Sasquatch Century refers to the mythical, hairy, humanoid creature historically viewed as the precursor to Bigfoot. The Sasquatch has been solidified in mythology and pop-culture through a simultaneous belief in and denial of its existence. As such the phenomenon embodies many of the artist’s interests in activating the tension between myth and reality, between the familiar and ungraspable, and the constructed and authentic. The publication supplements the exhibition of the same title on view at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter January 23 – April 26, 2015.
Editor: Milena Hoegsberg
Contributors: Milena Hoegsberg, Linda Norden
27 x22 cm
English and Norwegian texts
Mousse Publishing & Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 2015