Rune Guneriussen, A natural selection (2008)
Edition of 5+1, 124cmx167cm, c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen's outside art

The conceptual photographer creating site specific installations in Norwegian forests


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We're thinking of moving our office to the canal outside for the day in honour of Rune Guneriussen and his photographs. Guneriussen started displacing everyday objects such as tables, lamps and chairs in 2005, using them to construct stories in landscapes all over his native Norway.

The surreal, humorous images seem almost computer-generated but are, in fact, created solely on site. "The photographs represent the reality of the installation itself. This makes the work increasingly complex and time-consuming. It is an approach to the balance between nature and culture, but also a multiple reading of stories," Guneriussen says. 

No explanation is given of the stories Guneriussen is trying to tell, he leaves them completely open ended, claiming that "art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronising and restricting. He says he does not want to dictate a way to the understanding of his art, but rather "indicate a path to understanding a story."


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Rune Guneruissen