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BORDERLINES

Kirkenes + Oslo and Murmansk + Moscow, 2011

BORDERLINES CONSISTS OF 21 PAIRS OF BORDER POSTS FROM THE BORDER WITH RUSSIA IN THE NORWEGIAN FAR NORTH.
DURING 2011, THESE POSTS FORM TEMPORARY BORDER ZONES THROUGH URBAN PUBLIC SPACES AND PEOPLE’S DAILY MOVEMENT PATTERNS IN THE CENTRES OF KIRKENES, OSLO,MURMANSK AND MOSCOW. THE WORK CARRIES REFERENCES TO BOTH CURRENT STATE BORDERS, COLD WAR HISTORY AND THE RELATION BETWEEN CENTRE AND PERIPHERY.
SIMULTANEOUSLY, BORDERLINES REFLECTS OTHER AND LESS VISIBLE TYPES OF BORDERS THAT ARE A CONSTANT PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION.
2.-14.FEBRUAR 2011 KIRKENES : GÅGATA-TORGET-FØRSTEVANNET
3.-11.FEBRUAR 2011 OSLO: STORTINGET-SPIKERSUPPA-SLOTTSBAKKEN
14.-28.FEBRUAR 2011 MURMANSK: ULITSA VOROVSKOGO – PROSPEKT LENINA

Photos by Marius E Hauge (Kirkenes), Gorm K Gaare (Oslo)
Reproduction by permission only.

Coordinator Oslo: Lena Thorsmæhlum

BORDERLINES is commissioned and curated by Pikene på Broen and supported byKORO