Production Lines, Installation view.
Production Lines, mixed media installation, 2017
Production Lines is a process based mixed media installation work at ATOPIA kunstlab. The work intends to draw parallel lines between the production of shoes in a factory and production of video and text at the kunstlab.
A shoe factory in Dale in Sunnfjord, Norway, closed down in 2011. It was one of the last of its kind in the country. Its closure prompted Stenseth to document its final days of operation and collect material and evidences of its production line, dig into its history and study its location.
The remnants of the closed factory are now the raw material of a new production line that she brings to ATOPIA kunstlab. This will be a production line for making text and video. Stenseth’s project transforms the kunstlab into a semi-factory with work hours, break time, industrial machinery, noise and light and mechanisms of efficiency.
Production Lines is also a follow up to Stenseth’s earlier video “Omveg/Detour” (2012) and the publication work “Rest in Pieces” (2013).
The images are documentation of the working process with the multimedia installation at Atopia Kunstlab. From museal display to multimedia installation and projection in day light and blacked out space.
"The Blot" in progress.
"The Blot" installation view.