KJETIL DETROIT KRISTENSEN

some projects:

Kjetil D. Kristensen, ‘If You Do Not Love Me I Shall Not Be Loved’ (2022)


slide show + ZIP files


web installation (a slide show, a image, and some downloadable zip-files)
1920 x 1080 pixels - size may vary depending on screen


‘If You Do Not Love Me I Shall Not Be Loved’ consist of a slide show bearing the same title (37:44 min, loop) and several appropriated and re-mediated archival images presented as downloadable zip-files containing printable works of art; 'Untitled (dreamed I was an eskimo)' (2805 × 1865 pixels), 'If You Only Knew the Darkness Of the Days Ahead #2' (2480 × 3437 pixels), 'Please Kill Me' (3289 × 2252 pixels), 'My Heart Is Closing Like A Fist' (3336 × 2401 pixels) and 'To the Muse (You look so good when you’re lonely)' (3187 × 2132 pixels)


created for the online exhibition series 'The Structure Envisioned for Changing Circumstances' (2021-2022) curated by Maija Rudovska, Amy Mackie and Tina Rigby Hanssen in collaboration with Blind Carbon Copy (LV), Parse Nola (US), Kongsberg Kunstforening (NO) and Vestfold Kunstsenter (NO)


credits: Erling Knudsen, The Norwegian Polar Institute


launch Thursday January 13, on display to February 28

hosted by Blind Carbon Copy, Riga

world wide web 2022



screenshot - www.asefcc.org

world wide web 2022


Kjetil D. Kristensen,'Eternally Lost, Forever Gained' (2020)


temporary and participatory monument


installation: textile, tape, rope, wood, pontoon, metal, plastic, paint, plus announced Open Call for the city of Pardubice

120 m2


'Eternally Lost, Forever Gained' consist of an open call together with a temporarily transformed swimming spot by the Elbe in the Na špici park

created for 'Tvárnost Paměti (Malleable Memory)', curated by Šárka Zahálková for Gampa / Galerie města Pardubice


credits: Erling Knudsen, Josef Čevora, Offcity

workshops created with Nikola Březinová


opening reception Saturday August 22, on display to

October 11, Na špici park

Pardubice 2020



installation view by the Elbe in the Na špici park

Pardubice 2020


Duckert Detroit (feat. Brage Sunde and Dev Dhunsi), 'Blue Chip Baby' (2020)


Duckert Detroit is a collaboration between Kjetil Detroit Kristensen and Helene Duckert, the exhibition 'Blue Chip Baby' also featured collaborative

works by artists Brage Sunde and Dev Dhunsi


installation: sculpture, print, jewellery, painting, photography, textiles, text, readymades, cane by Henning Linaker

55 m2


materials: mixed media (shortlist: aerosol spray, aquarelle, glue, tape, bamboo, human hair, various paper, various plastics, cardboard, Tuborg

cans, two component eco-epoxy, wood, glass, water, neon and indigo pigment, OxyContin, rubber, 18k gold, cotton, aluminum, distress hand flare)


performative reading from the sculpture How to Make It in "America" Selected Works 2020-2025 (2020) at the opening night by

Duckert Detroit, texts by Geir Haraldseth, Tommy Olsson and Olga Schmedling


credits: Erling Knudsen, Geir Backe Altern, Sayed Sattar Hasan, Scott Joseph, Prosjektskolen, Fellesverkstedet, Norsk Fotofagskole


opening reception Friday March 6, closed a few days later due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Norway

Babel Visningsrom for Kunst

Trondheim 2020

 


'Blue Chip Baby' - Babel Visningsrom for Kunst

Trondheim 2020


Kjetil D. Kristensen, 'Moinument' (2019)


temporary and participatory monument (with satellites and events)


rope, wood, metal, paint, aerosol spray, embroidery on textile

462cm x 278cm x 354cm


Moinument satellites: a series of riso prints on neon paper titled 'Vi bygger landet' (We Build Our Country, 2019), three embroidered flag

installations titled: Enevelde (Autocracy, 2019), Blod er tykkere enn vann (Blood Is Thicker Than Water, 2019) & Korsvei (Crossroad, 2019)  


satellite events: opening reception with knowlegde production on Moi's moinumental art history by local historian Per Christoffer Salvesen, the workshop-exhibition 'Kunstner for en dag: Neste generasjon i norsk samtidskunst' created together with kids from the municipality's elementary schools & the 'Moinumental Gatefest' - street party created together with residents from the local asylum reception centre


'Moinument' (2019) was part of 'FLOOD_2019' initiated by Rogaland Kunstsenter and 

Lund municipality for Dalane Festival of Culture


credits: frontline workers at NorDan AS, Benjamin Hickethier - &soWalter (usw.)


opening reception Saturday March 16, on display 

to March 23, Lundetun

Moi 2019



 'Moinument' - Dalane Festival of Culture,

Moi 2019


Kjetil D. Kristensen, 'detroit kunsthalle ist eine konvention' (2018)

 

installation, 3 or 4 new works

 

risography, photography, aquarelle, tape, rope, magnum bottle neck, plastic wrap, mooring

system: steel, lead, polypropylene & polyurethane

 

end of the artist in residence period at AiR Sandnes


credits: Benjamin Hickethier - &soWalter (usw.)


opening reception Thursday 13 December, on display

to December 21, AiR Sandnes

Sandnes 2018



installation view AiR Sandnes,

Sandnes 2018


Detroit Kunsthalle (Kjetil D. Kristensen, Sayed Sattar Hasan, Nicholas John Jones and

Mathew Lacosse), 'Detroit Kunsthalle Under New Management' (2018)

 

performance & exhibition

 

aquarelle, video, aerosol spray cans, half face respirator mask, plastic sculptures, sand, marker pen on paper, painted

wood sign, performance: one hour panel discussion/desecration of DKH

 

part of 'AiR West Coast 2018' - a residency within a residency, at Frida

Hansens Hus in Stavanger, initiated by Detroit

Kunsthalle with support from Studio17

 

credits: Espen Birkedal


opening reception Thursday 27 September, on display

to October 6, Studio17

Stavanger 2018



post-performance view Studio17,

Stavanger 2018


Kjetil D. Kristensen, 'A Retrospective Refuge of the Practice-Based Research Process' (2018)

 

exhibition (in the artist’s studio) 

 

video, photography, aquarelle, glass, wood, rope, magnum bottle neck, plastic wrap, suitcase, cargo strap, tech: laptop, projector,

self-powered speakers, mixer, cables,

 

opening reception with introduction by Apolonija Šušteršič, launch of graduate catalog with introduction by curator Stefan

Schröder, closing reception with conversation between Kjetil D. Kristensen and Bo Krister Wallström, satellite exhibition to

the MFA-show 'Traust' (2018) at Oslo National Academy of the Arts

 

credits: Tone Bjerkaas


opening Thursday 31 May, on display

to June 3, Lokomotivverkstedet

in Middelalderparken

Oslo 2018



installation view Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken,

Oslo 2018