PHOTOS: ISTVAN VIRAG (C) PUNKT Ø / MOMENTUM 9
Olga Bergmann + Anna Hallin (IS + SE/IS)
Missing Time (2017)
Olga Bergmann and Anna Hallin’s collaborations deal with biology, genetics, and ecosystems in which all sorts of classifications, from genetic mappings to historical registrations, are questioned.In their practice, Olga and Anna frequently create site-specific installations as archaeological discoveries of other cultures, which they present in the form of fantasy documentation, sculptures, drawings, videos, and photography, to map out distinct social behavior and ways of living, in comparison to our own societies and origin.
They are also known for infiltrating authentic scientific exhibits, changing them and placing fictional objects and documentaries among the selected objects and information on display. Missing time is such a project; as their reaction to the cataloging of the Jeløya area in “Naturhuset”. Inspired by the dimensions of time, they present fictional narration in a factual manner, addressing speculative futures as well as alternative pasts.