I am you.
I listen to write, to speak, to sing. To become you.
I seek to answer:
What is the sound of a closed door? Does loneliness have a tune? How can we perceive insects in a summer’s window as music? What is the sound of childhood? An average morning? What are the songs of snow on an inland lake?
Therefore; how do things we hear change in grief or sorrow or happiness?
Or do these phenomena affect each other the other way around?
(Silent Crosses by Coleminkai, open tuned jazzblues)
I seek answers to these questions in what I write, what I sing, and what I perform. So I can become you.
Stage performances - music and acting
«I am you»
2019 Ruth Bergslien, Otilie Nilsen and Rallarkokka Karen: Pop-up theater.
2019: Coleminkai, troll tuned jazzblues. Singles «Breaking through» and «Silent crosses»
2018-2019: «Solitary Sall and the dream goggles» Children’s literature, a performance.
2017: «The dictionary»
A series of 12 short stories performed in front of a live audience at Admini during spring, summer and fall of 2017.
Which stories do you choose to tell and how can language define you?
A series of short-stories on loneliness performed at Rjukan Admini.
2017: «The sound of ice», «Skinny October»
Two poems performed at the House of Literature in Oslo in December.
2017: «The sound of ice», «Skinny October», «Writing your hand»
Performed at Lonin Literary Festival in Hovin in September.
2015: «Trippel Three. Confessions»
August «Måna». Performance with elements of tradjazz and radio voice.
- September: «The fly». Tinn Kunstforening. Improvised voice with words from an open window.
- November: «The one that walks alone». A church goer’s confession on knowing but not acting.
- Literary reading: The Icelandic Sagas.
A series of poems performed live at Notodden’s 100 year’s anniversary celebration.
2013: «Who is watching who on an art exhibition»
A literary performance at Liv Solberg Andersen’s Gallery.
2013: «Mother drowned her children in the river Nile», «Melt»
Literary performance for «Stirring the fire» (L. Borges) at NIA.
2012: «En Passant»
A poetic performance through a series of paintings at Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo.
2010: «Mother drowned her children in the river Nile»
A literary performance at National Theatre in Kampala, Uganda.
Author of children's literature
«A fairy-tale for every child»
2017: «Fire Glass»
A literary reading pilot based on UNESCO World Heritage.
Written and performed for children spring 2018.
Vocal music performances
“For all the skinny girls”
«Blues for all the skinny girls»
Nov. 2017, Telemarksgalleriet/Lysbuen
Sept. 2017, Lonin Poetry Festival
«The stories of Lizzie Lagoon»
Aug. 2017, The Kamerina Music Festival
Nov. 2016, Bø/Telemark
Apr. 2016, Gallery Taide
The Blues Brothers/The Beatles
2003-2007, Big-band vocalist
Live literary talks
“I plan, I read, we talk”.
2016, Rjukan Literary Festival.
2014, The Red Library’s 100 years’ anniversary.
2014, Rjukan Public Library.
Christian Kjelstrup/Wislawa Szymborska’s poetry
2012, Rjukan Library.
Hans Olav Lahlum
2011, Rjukan Library.
2011, Rjukan Library.
“My voice is my body”
2017, Storegut/Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum/Rjukanbanen.
Reciting the introduction to «Draumkvedet».
2015, Dal Church.
Protagonist Milja in Oskar Braaten’s «Ungen».
1988, Sigyn Theatre/Stavanger.
Publications – sound installations
“Come, be heard”.
2015, short story for Radikal Portal.
«After the rain»
2014, poetry on giclée-prints from the series «En Passant».
2014, visual poetry. Pop-up Exhibition at Meier garden, Rjukan.
2012, sound installation.
Voice over – auditive support
English and Norwegian auditive support
2013, recorded hearing aid for the public exhibitions at NIA (Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum).