Permanent installation at the Land Foundation, Thailand. Made out of 1500 recycled discs, reclaimed bamboo, used shadow cloth, an old bicycle wheel and steel wire. Click to the «video»-section or Vimeo to see the documentary. DisLand is based on the Thai «theng na» rice field hut, offering protection from the sun and a place of rest. As Thai farmers use CDs on a string as scarecrows, this bygone storage media, in the shape of «DiscLand» also offers a place of solitude and silence, and a place for meditation free of (im-)material property.
The Nighthawk Diner (2010) Facade, The Nighthawk Diner at Grünerløkka, Oslo. Private photo. Mural, loosely based on Edward Hopper’s «Nighthawks» from 1942.
My spin-off of Hopper’s painting depicts the three present
owners – and incorporates local street-signs and shopfronts.
Photo by Dagbladet.
Aku-Aku Tikibar (2008)
Facade, Aku-Aku Tikibar at Grünerløkka, Oslo. Private photo.
Fourteen individual, hand-painted hula-girls frame the bar.
Hula-girl-detail (acrylics, airbrush, varnish, studs, tassels).
Hotel Havana (2003)
Hotel Havana; free-range deli, bar and restaurant at Grünerløkka, Oslo. Private photo.
Handpainted and hand-burned tiles in azulejos-style, inspired by traditional portuguese ceramic tile work. Photo: Raymond Mosken.
Hotel Havana recently sold their premises to a local burger-chain, and the tiles are unfortunately gone – I’m really happy we got these pictures done in time. Photo: Raymond Mosken