Noplace, Oslo proudly presents:

LA TORRE

Natalie Häusler & Tommy Høvik

23.07.16 - 31.07.16

Opening: Saturday 23.07.16, 14:00 - 18:00
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Opening hours 14-17, Saturday and Sunday





Tarot, like Prophecy, reveals what will come only through a disclosure of what is here already. The Tower, the 16th card of the 21 Major Arcana in a Tarot deck, is the place where the cards' symbolism reaches its first and densest point of material form. The tower is the archetype of matter, a brutal thing, once meant only as a nest and safe garment for the human body.

The tower of Babel wanted to be only one, "A tongue and A name" for a people, such oneness is punishable, disperses bodies. It also makes the tower into a place of origin, from here on the manifest world puts material form onto its path away from the Singular. One Name, One Tongue, One Body, become many. This lighter matter is not spelled out but is hovering and weaving, its vectors deviate. It's down here where bodies have form but still wrap and bend, tongues can kiss and speak to many.

Natalie Häusler and Tommy Høvik began this collaboration in Spain, close to a tower, close to a night club, La Torre. The Tower makes one fear and then welcome radical upheaval.


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DOCUMENTATION
photos by Vegard Kleven








Natalie Häusler: Fountain of Love
Latex, plastic tube, metal wire, pump, water, pigment, hooks. 230x120x120 cm, 2016


Natalie Häusler: Fountain of Love
Latex, plastic tube, metal wire, pump, water, pigment, hooks. 230x120x120 cm, 2016


Natalie Häusler: Fountain of Love
Latex, plastic tube, metal wire, pump, water, pigment, hooks. 230x120x120 cm, 2016


Natalie Häusler: Fountain of Love (detail)
Latex, plastic tube, metal wire, pump, water, pigment, hooks. 230x120x120 cm, 2016


Natalie Häusler: Fountain
Gouache on glass. Dimensions variable, 2016


Natalie Häusler: Fountain
Gouache on glass. Dimensions variable, 2016


Natalie Häusler: This It
Engraving on glass. 20x2x2 cm, 2015


Tommy Høvik: Passage
Fan, spirit levels, paint, concrete, nylon. 187x60x222 cm, 2016


Tommy Høvik: Passage (detail)
Fan, spirit levels, paint, concrete, nylon. 187x60x222 cm, 2016





Tommy Høvik: The endless sea
Azul Macaubas granite, grapes, concrete, plastic. 187x60x15 cm, 2016


Tommy Høvik: The endless sea (detail)
Azul Macaubas granite, grapes, concrete, plastic. 187x60x15 cm, 2016





Tommy Høvik: Untitled
Spray paint and oil on frosted glass. 75x118 cm, 2016


Tommy Høvik: Meditations
Print on shirt. 2016


Tommy Høvik: Meditations (detail)
Print on shirt. 2016


Natalie Häusler: Fountain
Gouache on glass. Dimensions variable, 2016





Natalie Häusler: Fountain
Gouache on glass. Dimensions variable, 2016


Tommy Høvik: Icarus
Print, oil on textile. 56x86 cm, 2016


Tommy Høvik: Icarus
Print, oil on textile. 56x86 cm, 2016


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