Paris Work Week, Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen


Demonstration of Warmth by the Cold

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

Last night (Thursday, June 5) at Kadist we were Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen’s guests.
With Karolin Tampere’s help, they welcomed us with a cocktail made of vodka and herbs grown in 24 hours of sunlight, picked in the vicinity of their farm in Norway.

Apparently livening up the mind and increasing its receptivity,
It helped guests to cross the threshold of perception,
A birdsong subtly accompanied our discussions,
Before we were invited to sit around the table.

The performance they gave us yesterday night acted as a diary excerpt, traveling between their spaces and thought throughout time, Geir and Sossa are two artists who take care of their farm, horses, dogs and plants.

For 12 years now, they have also gathered people around a project called Sørfinnset Skole  (The Nothern Land) a project built collectively with artists and locals, giving shape to a community.
This place is the little sister of another residency, The Land Foundation in Thailand, initiated by Rirkrit Tiravanija.

The screening of a short video invited us into their (frame)work,
composed of landscapes and dogs,
guitars and rhythms,
pink stone or garbage ? Beached on the sea shore.
White and remote locations
From deserts of ice to Tierra del Fuego,
a travelogue from Karunkinka to Sørfinnset Skole

Geir took the flow, stating, almost chanting:
“I wish I had a weapon
call it politics, or ethics”
Joined by Søssa,
and other elvish presences in their hands,
they spoke the language of climate change.

Finally we shared homemade pie and warming spirits,
From spaces and landscapes, food and people;
You might learn that home is the place where
you become concerned and get involved.

Fin del Vaje para esta noche

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