Exhibition view of “Machines à penser” 2018, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Photographer: Mattia Balsamini, Courtesy Fondazione Prada

2018
Machines à penser
Curated by Dieter Roelstraete
Fondazione Prada,
Ca’ Corner della Regina,

Supported by OCA
Venice, Italy

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WORKS

BAUHAUS AND THE OLD NORSE

September 19th, 2019


Bauhaus and the Old Norse, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

2019
BAUHAUS AND THE
OLD NORSE
BAUHAUS 100

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic

Performed at the pre-opening
of the Bauhaus Museum
, Dessau
The 23rd of February 2019
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1

2019 marked the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus.
The lecture “Bauhaus and the Old Norse” by artists
Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Siri Hjorth, and
Mikael D. Brkić, was presented as part of that centenary,
at the pre-opening of the Bauhaus Museum, organised by
the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, in which the new museum
building was accessible to visitors for the first time, with a
varied programme of music, performances and conversations.
Hjorth, Kjølaas and Brkic performed the lecture as the
Old Norse goddess Frøya, and her two cats. The lecture dealt
with the pedagogical, architectural and performative
concepts of the Bauhaus from the perspective of Old Norse
mythology.

READ THE BAUHAUS LECTURE HERE

VIEW SLIDESHOW HERE

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

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EGGS FOR BREAKFAST

March 8th, 2019

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast, 2018
with Siri Hjorth
Sandefjord Art Society
Sandefjord, Norway.

Using objects from the original storage of Park Hotel Sandefjord
built by the influential Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg,
“Eggs for Breakfast” mirror the structure of the hotel.
In addition to the wall paintings delineating the “restaurant”,
“foaje”, “bedroom” and “spa” areas, the exhibition include latex,
textiles, plaster, an ostrich egg and a variety of distilled oils.

READ BILLEDKUNST ARTICLE HERE (Norwegian)
By Pernille Lindstad

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, wall by Kjølaas, textiles by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, wall by Kjølaas, textiles by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, wall by Kjølaas, textiles by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, latex and wall by Kjølaas, textiles by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, wall by Kjølaas, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, wall by Kjølaas, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (restaurant), 2018, wall by Kjølaas, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (foaje), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (bedroom), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (bedroom), 2018, wall and bed by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (bedroom), 2018, wall by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (bedroom), 2018, aquarelle by Kjølaas, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (bedroom), 2018, aquarelle by Kjølaas, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (spa), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (spa), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (spa), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (spa), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Eggs for Breakfast (spa), 2018, by Hjorth, Sandefjord Art Society, Sandefjord, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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WITTGENSTEIN ON VACATION

September 7th, 2018

The transport of the Wittgenstein Monument, 2018. Filming: Falkeblikk

The Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Marianne Bredesen and Siri Hjorth, 7 x 4 x 3 m, Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Photographer: Karen Gimle.

The Wittgenstein Monument (2018)
Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Marianne Bredesen, Siri Hjorth

Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane
Norway

Supported by KORO (URO) Fritt Ord and OCA.

READ AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT HERE
READ KUNSTKRITIKK HERE (Norwegian)

The Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Marianne Bredesen and Siri Hjorth, 7 x 4 x 3 m, Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Photographer: Karen Gimle.

The transport of the Wittgenstein Monument, 2018. Filming: Falkeblikk

The transport of the Wittgenstein Monument, 2018. Video still: Falkeblikk

Performance by Siri Hjorth, unveiling of The Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Photographer: Karen Gimle.

Performance by Siri Hjorth, unveiling of The Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Photographer: Bjørn Lindahl.

Performance by Siri Hjorth, unveiling of The Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Photographer: Bjørn Lindahl.

The monument speaks, unveiling of The Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Photographer: Bjørn Lindahl.

The Wittgenstein Monument, Lustravegen 4664, 6876, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

WITTGENSTEIN-GIFF
Wittgenstein on Vacation Part I, Little Austria (2015) web poster

2015 
Wittgenstein on Vacation
Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Marianne Bredesen, Siri Hjorth

Supported by KORO (URO)
OCA, Fritt Ord 

READ AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT HERE


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at the ruin of Wittgenstein’s house, Skjolden (NO) video still


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at the ruin of Wittgenstein’s house, Skjolden (NO) video still

Kirstin Dirksen, Wittgenstein in Norway (2015), Documentary

Wittgenstein on Vacation, Little Austria (2015) trailer

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MACHINES À PENSER

June 2nd, 2018

Poster for “Machines à penser” 2018, model of Wittgenstein’s hut by Mark Riley. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada, Venice,

Exhibition view of “Machines à penser” 2018, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Photographer: Mattia Balsamini, Courtesy Fondazione Prada


Preliminary model of the
Wittgenstein Monument, 2018

Machines à penser
Curated by Dieter Roelstraete
Fondazione Prada,
Ca’ Corner della Regina,
Venice, Italy


Part of the Wittgenstein on
Vacation series, 2015 – 2018
with Marianne Bredesen

and Siri Hjorth
Supported by KORO (URO)
OCA and Fritt Ord


The exhibition include works by:
Gerhard Richter, Goshka Macuga,
Anselm Kiefer, Leonor Antunes,
Paolo Chiasera, Alec Finlay,
Ian Hamilton Finlay,

Alexander Kluge, Patrick Lakey,
Mark Manders, Jeremy Millar,
Sophie Nys,  Mark Riley,
Ewan Telford, Guy Moreton

and Susan Philipsz.

Exhibition view of “Machines à penser” 2018, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Photographer: Mattia Balsamini, Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Preliminary Model of the Wittgenstein Monument (2018) with Marianne Bredesen and Siri Hjorth, Vernissage TV

“Machines à penser” 2018, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Vernissage TV

Preliminary model of the Wittgenstein Monument, 2018, Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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HVORDAN BLI UDØDELIG

May 8th, 2018

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018
Lecture & drawing session
Kunstnerforbundet

2018

Atelier Kunstnerforbundet is supported by
Sparebankstiftelsen, Fritt Ord and
Billedkunstnernes Hjelpefond.

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

 

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

 

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

 

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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MY ZEITGEIST HURTS

March 23rd, 2018

My Zeitgeist Hurts (2018) in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Kunstplass, Oslo. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

My Zeitgeist Hurts, 2018
with Siri Hjorth

Kunstplass 
Oslo, Norway

Zeitgeist III, Misanthro-poop (2018), ceramic, 20 x 20 x 18 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist III, Misanthro-poop (2018), ceramic, 20 x 20 x 18 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist III, Misanthro-poop (2018), ceramic, 20 x 20 x 18 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist VII, 0% Man (2018), ceramic, 18 x 18 x 43 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist VII, 0% Man (2018), ceramic, 18 x 18 x 43 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist I, Nasty Nature (2018), ceramic, 18 x 18 x 27 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist I, Nasty Nature (2018), ceramic, 18 x 18 x 27 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist II, Fuck the System (2018), ceramic, 12 x 12 x 26 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist II, Fuck the System (2018), ceramic, 12 x 12 x 26 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist VI, You’re Ugly Too (2018), ceramic, 18 x 18 x 26 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Exhibition view, My Zeitgeist Hurts (2018), Kunstplass, Oslo, Norway, in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Zeitgeist IV (2018), ceramic, 20 x 205 x 15 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Siri Hjorth, Promptly Punctual (2018), textile, 200 x 65 x 20 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Siri Hjorth, Promptly Punctual (2018), textile, 200 x 65 x 20 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Siri Hjorth, Prematurely Putrefied (2018), textile, 160 x 65 x 20 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Siri Hjorth, Prematurely Putrefied (2018), textile, 160 x 65 x 20 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Siri Hjorth, Fashionably Late (2018), textile, 160 x 85 x 20 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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ON DRY THINGS

October 6th, 2017

Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017), electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, 4 x 4 m (detail). Video: Susann Jamtøy

2017
On Dry Things
Trondheim Art Society

Norway

The Master Builders Relief (2017) was part of
On Dry Things, a solo exhibition organised by
The Association of Norwegian Art Societies,
traveling between Hammerfest, Eidsberg,
Haugesund, Volda and Trondheim. Exhibition
catalog designed by Yokoland, with text by
Line Ulekleiv and supported by Art Council
Norway. A series of performances in
collaboration with Siri Hjorth was presented
at the opening nights. 

Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 cm (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

 


Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy



Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 cm (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017) electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, bread, 4 x 4 cm (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy 

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The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy



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The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

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The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (exhibition view). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy

SebastianKjølaas06The Mistletoe Promise (2017) performance in collaboration with Siri Hjorth (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy


Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017), electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, 4 x 4 m (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy


Byggmesterens lettelse / The Master Builders Relief (2017), electro-magnetic field, aquarelle, paper, wood, 4 x 4 m (detail). Photographer: Susann Jamtøy


Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic, 76,5 x 57 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

2017
On Dry Things III
Volda & Ørsta Art Society
(NO)



Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic (exhibition view). Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Toppoengtoppen / Oily Boily (2016), aquarelle, 76,5 x 57 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

Fører av en Fjernstyrt FjordSeductive Fusion Baby (2016) aquarelle, 76,5 x 57 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Suttungsmjød / Master Blaster (2016), aquarelle, 76,5 x 57 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz 

Fører av en Fjernstyrt FjordSeductive Fusion Baby (2016), ceramic, 15 x 8 cm (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz 

Lagnad til Bry / Lumps of Organic Panic (2016), aquarelle and ceramic (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

Så inderlig vel / Introverted Listener (2017), wood, ceramic, bread, aquarelle, snakeskin, 40 x 60 cm. Ma Ortiz

Så inderlig vel / Introverted Listener (2017), wood, ceramic, bread, aquarelle, snakeskin, 40 x 60 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017) oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

More Gravy / Huldergrøt (2017), oil on canvas, wood, ceramic, leather, 10 x 9,5 x 1 m (detail). Photographer: Ma Ortiz


Av skog og by / A Dinner In Debate (2016), wood, aquarelle, ceramic, ink, 89 x 50 x 5 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch

2016
On Dry Things I
Hammerfest Art Society
(NO)



Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, ceramic, wood, 102 x 70 cm / 15 x 8 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, 102 x 70 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, 102 x 70 cm. Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), ink, 102 x 70 cm (detail). Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Loker og Luker Litt i Hagen / One After the Other They Nailed Each Other (2016), 102 x 70 cm, ink (detail). Photographer: Zbigniew Ziggi Wantuch


Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer: Ma Ortiz

2017
On Dry Things IV
Haugesund Art Society
(NO)

Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer: Haugesund Kunstforening

Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer:Haugesund Kunstforening

Horse of the Norse / Hoppen som skiftet bane (2016), wood, bottle, ink on paper, 44 x 14 x 14 cm. Photographer:Haugesund Kunstforening

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THE ALGORITHM GRAVY

May 24th, 2016


Cyber-fun in the Algorithm Gravy / Powerhouse on the Rooftop (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

2015
Høstutstillingen

The 128th State Exhibition

Oslo (NO)

Part of the 128th State Autumn Exhibition at
Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. Received The
Association of Norwegian Art Societies
Debutant Prize 2015.

Cyber-fun in the Algorithm Gravy / Powerhouse on the Rooftop (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

 It’s Mega-personal / A Puzzle Building Muscle (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

It’s Mega-personal / A Puzzle Building Muscle (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel,  50 x 65 cm.

I’m So Oily / Training to Become a Train (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

I’m So Oily / Training to Become a Train (2015), ink, aquarelle, pastel, 50 x 65 cm.

Prize Ceremony 2015, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) 


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THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME

November 14th, 2015


The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth

2014
The Institute of Art and Crime
Book launch and exhibition
Kunstnernes Hus
Published by Torpedo Press
Oslo (NO)

THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME  is an illustrated dialog
between four characters; the Artist, the Curator, the Psychopath
and the Junkie.  (for the book go here)

ARTISTS REPRESENTED IN THE EXHIBITION

DONNY JOHNSON – Born 1960, abstract painter. Incarcerated after
killing a man and then attacking a prison guard. Now serving three life
sentences at the Pelican Bay State Prison in California, where he’s
subjected to 23 hour lock down in a solitary cell with no windows.
Represented by four paintings on postcards provided by Stephen Kurtz,
which is responsible for Donny Johnson’s collection.The paintings are
made with the coating of M&M’s, water, and a paintbrush made of
Johnson’s own heir, as there is strict regulations for what he’s allowed to
keep in his cell.

ELMYR de HORY – born 1905, was a famous Hungarian forger. Lived
in France, Mexico and Ibiza before committing suicide in 1976, fearing
incarceration after his massive forging enterprise started to crumble.
He mainly forged Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and Modigliani. He is one of
the main protagonists in Orson Wells film F for Fake.

ERIC GILL – born in 1882, was one of Britain’s most respected artists.
His sculpture Prospero & Ariel is to be found in BBC’s Broadcasting
House, and the Creation of Adam is in the lobby of Palais des Nations,
now the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. He
also created a widely used font, Gill Sans.After his death it was revealed
that he had a sexual relationship to his daughters, his sister, and the
family dog. Not quite as respected anymore, he has entered the realm of
obscurity.

SIRI HJORTH – born 1986, live and work in Oslo, Norway, with sculpture,
performance, installation and textile. She showcased a constructed
Tableau Vivant in collaboration with Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas 
relating to one of the protagonists of the book. It was to be found in the center
of the exhibition hall and mirrored a pivotal scene from the narrative.
The sculpture is a pastiche of Ernst Barlach’s The Avanger (1914). Barlach
was in his youth a war enthusiast, but became a pacifist after the atrocity
of World War I. This was the reason why he was exhibited at the infamous
Degenerate art exhibition in Germany (1937) organized by Adolf Ziegler
and the Nazi Party.

MOM & JERRY – The multi-faceted Mom, and her dirty son Jerry have
a passion for art, music, parties, glitter and fashion. In addition to being
artists, they consider themselves rebels, outlaws, Djs, living sculptures,
talk show hosts,TV personalities, movie stars, and progressive Broadway
dancers. Mom and Jerry can be seen as recycling machines in the
monstrous, virtual city of garbage. They showcased the video The world
is a cruise (9 min 34 sec, 2014) and a piece titled Line up your fun (2014).


The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth

The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


The Curator is Dead (2014), tableau vivant in collaboration with Siri Hjorth . Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Donny Johnson, Me neither (2011), non-stop paint on postcard (made in Pelican Bay correctional facility) 16 x 9 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Donny Johnson, Bird of Paradise (2012), non-stop paint on post card (made in Pelican Bay correctional facility), 16 x 9 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Elmyr de Hory, A preliminary sketch for a forgery of Modigliani (1968), pencil on paper, 77 x 48 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Eric Gill, Performer on Stage (1920), graphic print, 30 x 30 cm. Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Bach Cello Suite Nr. 3, concert by Malin Mertens (exhibition view). Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


Bach Cello Suite Nr. 3, concert by Malin Mertens (exhibition view). Photographer: Karoline Hjorth


The Artist with the Police (2014), laser print, 30 x 20 cm. Photographer: Eva Rosa Hollup

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TAB ME IN THE BACK

November 12th, 2015

DSC_9248Tilbakefall (2013), steel, print, plaster, 2.41 x 32.5 x 24.9 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

2013
Tab Me In the Back

Kunstnerforbundet
Punktutstilling
Oslo (NO)

fjhgjshdjsaTilbakefall (2013) steel, print, plaster, 2.41 x 32.5 x 24.9 cm (detail). Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9266Achilles (2013) plast, plastelina, lakk, 6 x 8 x 16 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_0366Tablå I, berøringsskjerm (2013) ceramic, 25 x 10 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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Tablå II, dødtast (2013) ceramic, 17 x 23 x 5 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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Tablå III, Kidnapped in space (2013) ceramic, 24 x 18×6 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_0365Tablå IV, The Lawnmower Man 1992 (2012) ceramic, 17 x 19×6 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9298Tablå V, Nå blir det LAN-party (2013) ceramic, 24 x 24 x 16 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9257Nostalgi var mye bedre før (2013) ceramic, linoleum, glas, epoxy, 30 x 19 x 19 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9252Error 404 (2013) ceramic, 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9259Sacrificial Hammertime I (2013) ceramic, 31 x 15 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9296Melancholic Hammertime II (2013) ceramic, 31 x 15 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9264I fremtiden er det alltid dekning (2013) plaster, ceramic 23 x 13 x 8cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9268My little multi-polyopticon looking for his hat (2013) plaster, ceramic, 30 x 32 x 10 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

DSC_9294Foxconn 鴻海科技 (2013) plastic, aluminum, linoleum, 155 x 83 x 135 x 19 cm. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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DØDEN PÅ UKS

May 29th, 2013

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m, One Night Only, UKS (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011
Døden på UKS
Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas
One Night Only

UKS
Oslo (NO)

Death at UKS was an One Night Only
event, where a hearse was placed in
the foaje of the Young Artists’ Association,
in which 13 dancers mirrored themselves
throughout the opening night. 

Dancers:

Marianne Skjeldal /
Elin Sandvik /
Jorunn Kjersem Hildre /
Marte Reithaug Sterud /
Ida GudbrandsenJulie Skjønberg /
Silje Høgaas /
Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal /
Ingjerd Heggem Nergaard /
Vilde von Krogh /
Hedvig Heggem Nergaard /



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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail). Photographer: Martin Johansen

15Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail) Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Death at UKS (2011) 11 models, mirroring themselves in a hearse, 5 x 3 m (detail) Photographer: Martin Johansen

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NEXT DOOR WONDERWALL

February 21st, 2013

08Next Door Wonderwall I (2011) Disney book series (1984) Kellogs Honni-Korn, Donald Duck Cup (1968), 45 x 45 cm, . Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011
Next Door Wonderwall

Galleri Seilduken
In collaboration with Terje Nicolaisen
Curated by Maria Brinch
Oslo (NO) 

02Next Door Wonderwall II (2011), aquarelle, pamphlet Social Kunst (1932) glass pedestal, 69 x 23 cm (exhibition view). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall III (2011) aquarelle, pamphlet Social Kunst (1932), 20 x14 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall IV (2011) aquarelle, pamphlet Social Kunst (1932), 20 x14 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall V (2011) laser print, 120 x 80 cm (1992). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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Next Door Wonderwall VI (2011) laser print, 120 x 130 cm (1992). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall VII (2011), silver figurine from Indonesia (1929), 15 x 10 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall VIII (2011) Donald Duck collectors book, 15 x 20 cm (1998). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Next Door Wonderwall IX
 (2011), sketch for unrealised comic book (1998), 18 x 13 cm. Photographer: Martin Johansen

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PUBLICATIONS

ON DRY THINGS

September 2nd, 2017

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, On Dry Things (2016), cover. Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

2016
Om tørre ting (On Dry Things)
Text by Line Ulekleiv
Design by Yokoland
Costume and photography
by Siri Hjorth 

Published by
Norwegian Art Societies

On Dry Things (2017), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

On Dry Things (2016), Costume and photography: Siri Hjorth

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THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME

April 3rd, 2015


The Institute of Art and Crime, 22 x 28,5 cm, 123 pages, 66 illustrations, black and white, hardcover, english. Published by Torpedo Press 2014

2014
The Institute of Art and Crime
Book launch and exhibition
Kunstnernes Hus
Published by Torpedo Press
Oslo (NO)

Represented at
NY art Book Fair MoMA PS1
New York (US)

THE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CRIME  is an illustrated dialog
between four characters; the Artist, the Curator, the Psychopath
and the Junkie. 

The Institute of Art and Crime has just opened, and the newly
acquired museum curator sets out to explore subversive themes
with a set of sensational and critical tools. The story unfolds as a
dramatized encounter between the artist, the psychopath, and
the junky, who by accident meet on a park bench.The subsequent
visit to the institute gradually degenerates. As the curator
presents a wide variety of criminal elements in art good taste
dissolves in the cold, contemptuous white cube.

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The Institute of Art and Crime, 22 x 28,5 cm, 123 pages, 66 illustrations, black and white, hardcover, english. Published by Torpedo Press 2014

The Institute
The Institute of Art and Crime (illustrations). Published by Torpedo Press 2014

John Wayn Gacy
The Institute of Art and Crime (illustration). Published by Torpedo Press 2014
The Junky
The Institute of Art and Crime (illustration). Published by Torpedo Press 2014

Fake & Stolen ArtThe Institute of Art and Crime (illustration). Published by Torpedo Press 2014

Order hardcover here / Kindle E-reader here)

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INITIATIVES

BAUHAUS AND THE OLD NORSE

September 19th, 2019


Bauhaus and the Old Norse, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

2019
BAUHAUS AND THE
OLD NORSE
BAUHAUS 100

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic

Performed at the pre-opening
of the Bauhaus Museum
, Dessau
The 23rd of February 2019
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1

2019 marked the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus.
The lecture “Bauhaus and the Old Norse” by artists
Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Siri Hjorth, and
Mikael D. Brkić, was presented as part of that centenary,
at the pre-opening of the Bauhaus Museum, organised by
the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, in which the new museum
building was accessible to visitors for the first time, with a
varied programme of music, performances and conversations.
Hjorth, Kjølaas and Brkic performed the lecture as the
Old Norse goddess Frøya, and her two cats. The lecture dealt
with the pedagogical, architectural and performative
concepts of the Bauhaus from the perspective of Old Norse
mythology.

READ THE BAUHAUS LECTURE HERE

VIEW SLIDESHOW HERE

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Photographer: Nathalie Wächter, 2018

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

Frejya at the Miniloft, 2019, with Siri Hjorth and Mikael D. Brkic. Photographer: Shauna Summers

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HOW TO PRACTICE

August 3rd, 2019

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

2019
How to Practice
UKS
Norway

Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/
practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship
as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS presents the
weekly walk-in-workshop: HOW TO PRACTICE?
Starting off the workweek every Monday morning at 10am,
rotating local and international artists teach their conspicuous
version of this essential question —how to practice?
serving up their tricks and toolboxes, angry birds, excel,
or yoga as UKS serves free coffee.
Siri Hjorth and Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas talked about
accomplishing high performance and premium, award-winning
artworks that are safe, healthy, and certified sustainable.

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

How to Practice, with Siri Hjorth, UKS, 2019. Photographer: Jahn Kühr

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DET IKKE STYRTE

July 7th, 2019

 

Det ikke styrte, Riksteateret, with Siri Hjorth. Organised by Kulturtanken and KORO. Photo: Børre Høstland og Thomas Gønvoll

Det ikke styrte, 2019
with Siri Hjorth
Riksteateret

Norwegian:
For tiende året på rad arrangeres seminar om formidling
av kunst. Formidlingsseminaret 2019 har tittelen:
Det ikke styrte – om kunst, uforutsigbarhet og formidling,
og er et samarbeid mellom KORO, Kunstnernes Hus,
Kulturtanken og Nasjonalmuseet. Åpning av Sebastian
Kjølaas og Siri Hjorth, «såkalt frie kunstnere», som drøftet
samfunnskontrakten med kunsten. En påstand var at bak
støtten til kunsten, ligger avkastningen i symbolsk status,
selvbilde og ønske om anseelse, fremfor at den begrunnes
i ytringsfriheten.

Foto: Børre Høstland og Thomas Gønvoll

Streaming:

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PATHOS AND POTATOES

April 12th, 2019

Video stills, Pathos and Potatoes, with Siri Hjorth, 2018

Pathos and Potatoes, 2018
with Siri Hjorth
Sandefjord Art Society

Video stills
Short film, 14 min
NåDa
In association with
Norwegian art societies

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HVORDAN BLI UDØDELIG

May 8th, 2018

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018
Lecture & drawing session
Kunstnerforbundet

2018

Atelier Kunstnerforbundet is supported by
Sparebankstiftelsen, Fritt Ord and
Billedkunstnernes Hjelpefond.

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

 

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

 

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

 

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

Hvordan bli udødelig, 2018, with Siri Hjorth, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. Photographer: Thomas Tveter

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SALT

February 21st, 2013

Sandro StegerSandro Steger (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2011 – 2013
Saltarelli Salong (SALT)
Oslo (NO)

Saltarelli Salong (SALT) operated through weekend exhibitions,
happenings, screenings, concerts and workshops mainly focused
on exhibiting young artists based in Oslo – and named after
Jacopo Saltarelli – an apprentice goldsmith and notorious male
prostitute who lived in Firenze during the renaissance.

 

Run by Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas
Siri Hjorth, Jon Magnus Ohren, 
Morten Ising, Martin Johansen,
Vilde von Krogh, Luca Andreotti
Maren Aarbu Titterud and
Marianne Bredesen

Cecilie Lind 01Cecilie Lind (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Espen T. Samuelsen 02Espen T. Samuelsen (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

espens T. Samuelsen 01Espen T. Samuelsen (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Geir Backe AlternIllegal tree, Geir Backe Altern (2012). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 01Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 02Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

Tito Frey 03Tito Frey (2011). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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GAGO

September 20th, 2012

galleri-godteri
Galleri Godteri, exhibition space (2009). Photographer: Martin Johansen

2009 – 2011
 GAGO (Galleri Godteri)
Oslo

Founded by Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas,
Morten Ising, Siri Hjorth, Can Bora Lundby
and Martin Johannsen.


godteri2
Galleri Godteri, exhibition space (2009). Photographer: Martin Johansen


Nr 9 Presents Galleri Godteri, Vilde von Krogh (2009). Photographer: Martin Johansen

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