Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (video)

 

This is the video I used in the application to Høstutstillingen 2017. The music is by Heiinghund, and used with the artist’s permission.

Now all I can do is wait, and hope the panel of judges like my work.

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Høstutstillingen 2017

Here in Norway, we have a thing called Høstutstillingen – an open call to all artists (art education not needed) to apply for an exhibition slot. In a fit of insanity, I decided to apply for said exhibition slot with my Hvis Lyset Tar Oss project, after it was suggested by a friend.

I whipped together a quick vlog of the editing of the extended cut. All of the videoclips in the vlog are filmed with my iPhone 6S+ & the 8mm app. I quite like the effect of that app.

 

Am I an Artist?

What makes an artist? A lot of you would answer that question with something along the lines of “person who creates works of art” – and that is true. Here where I live, however, the term ‘artist’ is somewhat defined as “a person who has undergone minimum three years – ideally five or more – of Fine Art education at University level, and is therefore eligible for Art Project Scholarships and/or funds” – which is, for the most part, true for many artist who do art full-time. It is also, however, limiting in that getting accepted to a Fine Art University program is anything but easy.

My personal definition of what makes an artist is wonderfully vague: Person who creates works of art and have these works of art exposed to the public. Very often I define the “exposed to the public” part of this as having their art shown at a gallery or similar. Whether or not they do art full-time is largely irrelevant.

In spite of this, I (still) struggle with calling myself an artist, because I have not gone to art school (although I have taken a few painting courses, many years ago), and I have not exposed my art to the public by way of exhibition in a gallery. For now, my personal definition of when I get to call myself an artist is the moment I have sold a work of art. I would like to call myself an artist now – but I’m not entirely sure I can.

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What do you think makes an artist?

Hallowed Ground

I want to talk about cemeteries – graveyards – as they are my favourite place to visit; to photograph; to get inspired by. Last fall, I moved from a smallish town just north-east of Oslo, to a slightly bigger town just south-east of Oslo. On one of our many, many trips back an forth between locations with boxes upon boxes of stuff, we came upon this magical place. Continue reading

Hopes, Dreams and Support

Initially, this website was meant to be just for my Art Photography. I have later come to realize, however, that I do more than just that: I write, I draw, I make videos, I sometimes do a combination of all of these things.

I am currently working on a couple of book projects which will encompass most – if not all – of the forms of art I dabble in: The first being a children’s book, where I’m now in the process of revision / re-writing / fleshing out the story, and later I will attempt to illustrate it as best as I can. The second book project I tinker with from time to time whenever I feel the urge to develop the world and characters for it is a longer novel, primarily aimed at a New Adult / Young Adult (teenage – mid-20s) audience.

On top of this, I also still take pictures.

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So – this website or blog or whatever you want to call it will from now on serve as a hub of art and creativity. Whatever I may launch myself into, it should go through here at some point in time.

Also, because my over-arching goal in life is to a) write and publish (at least one) a book, and b) sell a piece of art, and these things sometimes require a bit of support, I have tweaked my Patreon-page to accommodate that fact. It is meant to serve as an option for those who wish to support me, and you should in no way feel obligated to do so.

My Patreon-page can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/vinterheim

So, there you have it – new year, new opportunities. More art. More everything.

 

 

Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

The following is an on-going project inspired by blackmetal.

 

 

© vinterheim 2016