Creates performances, videos, and sculptures involving trolls and other mythological figures
Lives in Oslo, Norway
Ældgammel Baby / Ancient Baby, 2017
Trolls are part of the Norwegian cultural mythos and folklore. In her work, Tori Wrånes devises props such as masks and costumes for trolls, and experiments with movement and tonality of voice to play with and act out suggestive, mythological-utopian, and futuristic identities. Drawing on the magical, dream-like, and absurd, Wrånes creates alternative universes that are equally imaginative and disturbing. At AB6, her Ancient Babies float as videos in the exhibition space, pointing both to a prehistoric past and unsettling ideas of identity and nationhood rooted in mythology and folklore. Instead, Wrånes’s troll babies from a faraway past or distant future symbolize the unrestrained and limitless possibilities.
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Tori Wrånes, Ældgammel Baby / Ancient Baby, 2017, video installation, 14′, loop,
video installation view, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI
photographer: Nysos Vasilopoulos
Video installation, 14′, loop
Courtesy of the artist
Made for the exhibition Ældgammel Baby / Ancient Baby at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer.
With the support of FilmGEAR, Kameraudlejningen, Nasjonalmuseet – Museet for samtidskunst i Oslo, the Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen, The Obel Family Foundation, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), and the Danish Arts Foundation