Noplace, Oslo proudly presents:


Fredrik Berberg

24.02.17 - 12.03.17

Opening: Friday 24.02.17, 20:00 - 23:00
Opening hours 14-17, Saturday and Sunday

I have been laying bricks for nearly 8 years now. When I first picked up a trowel I didn't have a clue how to use it, the people who were supposed to be teaching me were too busy with their own work, so for a few months I struggled along trying to get better on my own. That was until one day when I spent the afternoon learning off someone who actually wanted to teach me, who wanted to pass on the basic techniques. After that day my confidence soared and I haven't looked back since. I will try to pass on the basics of laying bricks. Some of it from what I learnt on that day and the rest is what I picked up myself. I'll try to make it relatively short and as simple as possible as I know from experience that some of the lingo can sound like mumbo jumbo if you are new to it.

It’s a relatively simple procedure. I sit at a desk and I push buttons on a keyboard. Bricks are placed in three-dimensional space through the three axes x, y and z using those numbered buttons, these coloured ones. Sometimes, even that big red one. The monitor on my desk tells me what buttons to push, how long to push them, and in what order. I admit, sometimes it does get tedious, manipulating all those bricks, pushing all these buttons. But if I find myself getting down, all I have to do is push my favourite command, Push/Pull with Ctrl/Option to Intersect with faces. That gets me feeling right. As long as you’ve triangulated your problematic faces on your interactive display equipment your bricklaying will go fine. By following these steps I’ve learned to relish every moment, and with a little practice, so can you!