Ole john Aandal
Exhibition : Smell like teen spiritThis exhibition on the subject of youth is concerned with the life plans, wishes, hopes and viewsof young adults and their position in the familial context, among groups of friends and in society in general. On the one hand they derive their guidelines, support and orientation from these while on the other they experience manipulation, paternalism and the pressure of expectations. Adolescence is determined by the difficult processes of finding meaning and the search for one’s own identity. In addition, it is strongly influenced by the discovery and development of the body and contradictory emotional states such as doubt and insecurity but also by rebellion, lightheartedness and a feeling that ‘anything is possible’. The artists are involved with the emotions and living conditions of young people and the...
Ole John Aandal - JuveniliaMy space is very private. If you enter, I decide when you should leave.
Bø: I was depressed and lonely. Wherever l looked there were: fields, forests, mountains, lakes ... I turned 360º. A deer ran over the farm and then a hare. Instinctively I withdrew within myself.
It is so beautiful there, snow and mountains. Nature: to climb trees and slide on the waterfalls. But I wished for something else, something ugly, pavement and smoke, pollution even, not to suffocate.
Then my house burned down. I sat in a folding chair in the garden and looked at the fire as if I was at a drive-in cinema. Dad took pictures. He liked the distance allowed by the lens. I took one too: when the house was half there, half gone, burnt, but still fighting. I put it in the family album, next to the pictures from my birthday.