Rune Guneriussen's outside art

The conceptual photographer creating site specific installations in Norwegian forests
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Rune Guneriussen, Cold Comfort (2010)

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Rune Guneriussen, A charged meadow (2009)

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Rune Guneriussen, A natural selection (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, Along with the weather they came (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, An upward displacement (2010)

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Rune Guneriussen, Basic Object Oriented Knowledge Systems (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, Downfall (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, Evolution #02 (2005)

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Rune Guneriussen, Evolution #03 (2005)

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Rune Guneriussen, Evolution #04 (2005)

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Rune Guneriussen, On the brink (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, One can rely on the prudence of his decisions #04 (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, There is no earthly explanation (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, Unprepared winter scenario (2009)

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Rune Guneriussen, Untitled havoc (2008)

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Rune Guneriussen, It´s common knowledge (2009)

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Rune Guneriussen, One can rely on the prudence of his decisions #01 (2007)

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Rune Guneriussen, Tables in the cradle (2009)

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Rune Guneriussen, En lampe på bordet brenner (2011)

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Rune Guneriussen, Imposer of shifts (2010)

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Rune Guneriussen, A parasitic gesture (2011)

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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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