Marit Følstad

May 14, 2016

Saturday, May 14th, 2pm
at Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery
Event is free and open to the public

THE MARBLE INDEX by Marit Følstad

The Marble index by Marit Følstad is an artist book sourcing its content from Marit Følstad multi faceted artistic practice over the last 5 years. Moving fluidly between various mediums and formats, the over all esthetic and design is driven and determined by the use of Japanese binding. The folded pages challenge the traditional experience of a book – the images and artworks flow continuously across the pages.

The Marble Index” is a sharp departure form her former book “Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons”, 2012. Følstads continues to “explore the nature of ephemerality, transformation, dissolution, and allure” in The Marble Index. But as opposed to her former book, only presenting videos, The Marble Index uses images from neon, videos, sculptures and drawings, making this book a completely different experience.

Marit Følstad is a Norwegian artist. Her practice encompasses video, sound, performance, sculpture and installation. Følstad received her education from Glasgow School of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a recipient of a Fulbright grant. Følstad has participated in exhibitions in Norway and exhibiting in international venues such as The Hood Museum of Art (New Hampshire), Palm Beach ICA (Florida), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Arizona), Sculpture Center, (New York), Arthouse (Texas), CoCA Seattle (Washington), Malmø Art Museum (Sweden), Museum of Installation (London, UK) and Norwich Gallery of Art (UK) as well as The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Bergen Art Museum, NorthernNorway Art Museum (all in Norway).

Essays by:
Charlotta Kotik
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
Lilly Wei

Design by: Ian Brown

Published by Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo 2016

ISBN: 978-82-93281-12-2

Marit Følstad exhibition “The Marble Index” is currently showing at The Rooster Gallery, New York until May 29th.