Artist Merete Røstad has created a customized bicycle to travel across Oslo and gather different stories through conversations with oral history groups, local residents and by researching archival material from the “Office for the Vulnerable” in Oslo City Archives. The narratives form the basis of the sound sculpture Chamber, which creates a temporary monument over the lives of ten women in Oslo.
Chamber functions as a reminder of forgotten voices and a platform for women overlooked in the city’s official history. The work is commissioned for Munchmuseet on the Move, and curated by Natalie Hope O’Donnell.
Merete Røstad lives and works in Oslo and Berlin. Her artistic practice investigates collective memory, remembrance and archiving. Frequently engaging with public space and communities, her process-based work explores traces of histories inscribed in different environments. Røstad was educated at Bauhaus Universität (Germany) and is Artistic Research Fellow at Oslo Academy of the Arts.
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