Event

Extract from Deadtime, an anatomy study | Cally Spooner

Exhibition view, Before Tomorrow. © Astrup Fearnley Museet, 2023. Photo: Christian Øen.

Over two days, performance artist Cally Spooner will intervene in the Astrup Fearnley Museum’s permanent collection with sonic works drawn from her project Deadtime, an anatomy study (2018–24).

Extracts from this body of work – which includes sound and performance scores as well as essays – will react and respond to the visual artworks in the collection, travelling through the museum and shaping visitors’ movements. 

As an artist, Spooner’s practice includes sound art, performance, writing and multimedia installations. In her work, the body, and particularly gesture, are important devices for examining language, theory and micro-histories. While her early works were realised with her own body, she is now interested in how performances that unfold across other media—on film, in text, as objects, through sound, and as illustrated in drawings – can be placed within various art contexts and institutions. 

Deadtime, an anatomy study will be accessible at Astrup Fearnley Museet on 20–21 September during the museum’s regular opening hours.

In collaboration with Ultima.


Børre Sæthre, My Private Sky, 2001. Exhibition view, Before Tomorrow. © Astrup Fearnley Museet, 2023. Photo: Christian Øen.
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