23 May 2013


Osterhausgate 12, OSLO

The eighth FRANK salon is held in collaboration with UKS and the exhibition POSSESIONS.

Lars Laumann (NO) has invited Daniel Barrow (CA) to perform Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry.

Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based artist DANIEL BARROW uses obsolete technologies to present written, pictorial and cinematic narratives centering on the practices of drawing and collecting. Since 1993, he has created and adapted comic book narratives to “manual” forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors.

“…From a position amongst the audience, he recites live narration while manipulating layers of transparencies in continuous motion. Accentuated by interference patterns and sleight-of-hand trickery, Barrow’s hand-drawn images contrive an absorbing tale of comic book grotesques. Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry is a bizarre confessional detailing the grand but hopeless scheme of an estranged garbage collector and failed art student. Unloved and rejected by society, the protagonist begins a universal art project in the form of a telephone directory of ‘profound and intimate insights’ to chronicle the lives of those around him. As he snoops through the windows and waste bins of fellow citizens, his survey is rendered futile by a maniacal killer who follows in his wake, picking off subjects one by one. Invoking introspection, pathos and dark humour, this award-winning performance piece is accompanied by an unassuming Beach Boys-inflected score recorded by Amy Linton of The Aislers Set.” – Mark Webber

DANIEL BARROW has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and the British Film Institute (London). Barrow has supported acts such as Antony and the Johnsons, The Hidden Cameras, and Miranda July. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award and the 2013 winner of the Glenfiddich Artist-In-Residence Prize. He is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.

AMY LINTON is the chief songwriter and lead singer of the bands Henry’s Dress and the Aislers Set. High praise follows the Aislers Set on lengthy tours, supporting acts such as Sleater Kinney, Bratmobile, Yo La Tengo and Belle and Sebastien. Amy is currently living, writing and recording in Brooklyn, NY.

LARS LAUMANN draw inspiration from the outskirts of popular culture, mixing different media and techniques to create works explores ideas of fandom, obsession, conspiracy and love, both romantic and divine. Laumann’s work has previously been exhibitions at White Columns, Marian Goodman Gallery, New Museum and the MoMA, at the Kunsthalle Winterthur and Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), and at the 5th Berlin Biennial and, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Liverpool Biennial, Whitechapel Gallery, Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern.

FRANK is a platform run by Liv Bugge and Sille Storihle. It was established in April 2012 to nurture art and critical discourse revolving around gender issues, desire and sexuality. The platform operates in different locations and with various co-curators

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