The Machine Is Us: Victoria Durnak & Ellen Sofie Lauritzen Conversation

Internet Intimacy.

Photo: Agnete Brun / Marius Viken

Doors open 18.30 
Event start 19.00  

Does social media encourage us to use and devour other people? Have our digital presences altered the fabric of our social relationships, norms, values and ideas of empathy?  

In this conversation, writer Ellen Sofie Lauritzen talks to artist Victoria Durnak about how our internet use is affecting the ways people relate to each other. The talk is based on the work Familieromantikk (Family Romance, 2022), Victoria Durnak’s commission for the exhibition The Machine is Us.   

The conversation will be held in Norwegian. 

The ticket to this event also gives you admission to all exhibitions at MUNCH.

Victoria Durnak (b. 1989 Norway) is a writer and visual artist based in Askim. She is the author of five novels; the latest is Evelyns innboks (Flamme Forlag, 2021). Much of her work is concerned with how the internet has changed the nature of everyday life, and the way it has increased the number of transactions we experience.   

Ellen Sofie Lauritzen is a writer whose books include Snakkes til uka. Feltnotater fra en digital datingverden (Talk to you next week: Field notes from the world of online dating, 2017) and the children’s book Må. Ha. Katt! (Must. Have. Cat!, 2021)