Two photos by Jorunn Irene Hanstvedt were presented on the façade of Oslo S.
The photos constitute a part of the series Sleepers from 2002. The works elaborate on sleep as an image of “being in another place” and as a protest against a materialistically orientated society. Or may be they are merely an expression of silent meditation.
Jorunn Irene Hanstvedt says the following about ”Sleepers”:
“The theme of the photos is homeless persons that sleep, as it were, right on the street, totally exposed in the public room. I move them out of reality and into new constellations. This is my artistic form of work of a caring nature and a wish to “raise them up to a humanly acceptable level”.
Clip from the media
- Boarding.no: Sleeps in the trees at Oslo S
- Dagbladet: Sleepers
- Aftenposten: Lets the homeless sleep in the trees at Oslo S
The project was produced for Rom for kunst, by Kulturbyrået Mesén.