The Mountain Body – Kolsås by Helle Siljeholm

For the opening of MUNCH, artist and choreographer Helle Siljeholm has created a video installation for the screens in the museum showing dancers and mountaineers scaling the mountains at Kolsås in a performance that originally took place in August.
Video installation
22.10.2021 – 27.10.2021

Visitors can follow the climbers upwards through the building, culminating in a telescope on the museum’s 11th floor, pointed at the cliff-face. Siljeholm creates both a conceptual and concrete connection between the museum, the city and its surrounding landscape where the mountains form the starting point for different explorations of the relationship between nature and culture in the light of current climate and environmental challenges.

Helle Siljeholm is a choreographer and visual artist, based in Oslo. She holds a BA (hons.) from London Contemporary Dance School in 2003. In 2016, she graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the Oslo Academy of Fine Art (KHiO). Her artistic practice involves film, installation, sculpture, choreography, and performance, and centers around the possibility of an artwork to function as a diverse, poetic, physical and social platform for alternate individual and collective imaginaries of the past, present and possible futures