Site Specific Zoetrope Installation. Ambulating metro banner. Renamed Metro Station.
Do I Accept that the Future is Looped?. Text
VigeRief, 2018, is a video triptych that breaks free statues by the celebrated Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) by appropriating a technique from Leni Riefenstahl’s film Olympia (1938), where classical statues transition into idealized athletic bodies. VigeRief speculates a similarity of problematic ideals between Vigeland and Riefenstahl on progress and the desire for the archetypical human, returning in a loop in screen culture.
In 2021, VigeRief turned into the site specific project Do I Accept that the Future is Looped? installed at Valkyrie Plass, an abandoned metro station in the center of Oslo active from 1928 to 1985. For the installation, VigeRief was reworked into a 9 screen zoetrope; animating the images by instrumentalizing the vantage point of the train commuter passing through the inactive station. The work was visible for one week preceding and succeeding the event Under the Park.