Tori Wrånes: Troll Atlantic 2015

Sound/video installation

For Aurora, Wrånes will show a new sound and video piece, ‘Troll Atlantic 2015’. This troll has traveled from Kristiansand to Lagos to New York and is now visiting Texas to present a vision for the future that includes everyone.

To see at
Harwood St between Flora St & Ross St

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Tori Wrånes is a Norwegian artist and vocalist working with performances that combine the voice with sculpture. Her use of vivid sounds and costumes work to alter her appearance, creating new dreamlike constellations in dynamic architectural and multi-sensory sculptural environments.


Recent works that demonstrate these whimsical fantasies include ‘Stone and Singer’ commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) featuring Wrånes as a troll singing into her tail, performing under a pendulating, breathing rock accompanied by an elevated brass ensemble; ‘Your next vacation is calling’ at Lilith Performance Studio in Malmø, Sweden (2014), where Wrånes transformed the space into a three-dimensional abstract painting with suspended furniture, hovering beanbags, and a chorus of performers in a part gymnastic-part leisure loop of images, movement and sound; and ‘Yes Nix’ a commission for Performa 13, where Wrånes, suspended upside-down from the ceiling, explored the physicality of her own voice against the backdrop of singers on bicycles and performers on recorders aiding the natural sound system choreographed around her.

“I dream of a mental holiday. A sort of abstract desert of images, movement and sound.” Tori Wrånes November 5, 2014

A biennial public art event of light, video and sound.

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