THE WITTGENSTEIN MONUMENT

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)
Part of the Wittgenstein on Vacation series

with Marianne Bredesen and Siri Hjorth
Supported by KORO (URO) and OCA
Skjolden, Sogn og Fjordane
Norway

PRESS RELEASE

The final part of the Wittgenstein on Vacation series,
a whistling monument for the Austrian philosopher
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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.

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

2015 – 2018
Wittgenstein on Vacation, Part I 
by Marianne Bredesen, Sebastian Makonnen
Kjølaas and Siri Hjorth, supported by
KORO (URO), Art in Public Space Norway
and the Fritt Ord Foundation.

In August 2015 we arranged a holiday for 30 people
to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s cabin in Skjolden, Norway.
Here we did a performance at the ruin of his cabin,
as well as lectures on his life and thoughts. In January
2016 we held a lecture at KORO’s auditorium about
the trip, and our subsequent take on Wittgenstein’s
thoughts. This was part I of Wittgenstein on Vacation,
Little 
Austria. Initiating part II,

The Wittgenstein Monument.


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at Wittgenstein’s Cabin, Skjolden (NO) video still


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at Wittgenstein’s Cabin, Skjolden (NO) video still

Kirstin Dirksen, Wittgenstein in Norway (2015), Open Culture Documentary

Wittgenstein on Vacation Part I, Little Austria (2015) trailer