Artist Merete Røstad has created a customized electrical bicycle to travel across Oslo and gather different stories through conversations with oral history groups, local residents and by researching archival material from the “Office for the Vulnerable” in Oslo City Archives. The narratives form the basis of the sound sculpture Chamber, which creates a temporary monument over the lives of ten women in Oslo.
Chamber functions as a reminder of forgotten voices and a platform for people overlooked in the city’s official history. Chamber is free and open to the public 24/7. The round platform and the pathway leading up to it are inset with blue glow-in-the-dark pebbles, which illuminates the sculpture at night. The work is commissioned for Munchmuseet on the Move, and curated by Natalie Hope O’Donnel