opening of:A_CUBE_CONTAINED_IN : THE_WHITE_CUBE_REMIXed by a tremendous free global forcelive video-streamed introduction by:Emily Richards aka Snowaflake (ccMixters.org and ArtiTechMedia),Jason Brock aka spinningmerkaba (ccMixter.org and ArtiTechMedia),Robert Nunnally aka Gurdonark (ccMixter.org) andSusan Joseph aka SackJo22 (ccMixter.org)cast (in the order of appearance):Eirik Møller (AHO), Rolf, Per Tegelström aka St. Paul (ccMixter), Kristine Fresvig (RAM Gallery), Inger, the crowd of about 50 spectators singing 'hurra for deg som fyller ditt år', Emily and Jason, Robert aka Bob, ... and SusanThe White Cube poem by SackJo22:You set the tea light on the tableits flicker a delicate tease of what you might seethe early shadows barely breathe in that intimacyas you look, as you reachrecognition bursts!Its brightness the brightest sun reflected on fields of snow so in that moment the whole room explodes!We start as a white cubewith a floor and wallswhere we put up our ideasand watch them hangand then we take them down again.In this space we speak of the color whitethe color of all colors combinedthe color of all of our optionsthe color of our connection that traverses space and time.December in the norththe darkness lingersso that even the shade of the moon seems bright.You reach out and grab that lightthe palpable tangible meaning of life.The Mackerel song by Per aka St. Paul (featuring Anchor Méjans):I've been to Norway onceFishingAn extended weekend thereFishingThursday through SundayFishingBoy, did I fight those MackerelsFishingThe cold windsLashed my knucklesFishingThe salt sea spray relentlessFishingHow I longed for an AkvavitFishingBut Mackerels are cruel taskmastersFishingThe lyrics of 'Hurra for deg' (Norwegian birthday song written by Margrethe Aabel Munthe (1860 - 1931) sung by the spectators to celebrate CC's 7th anniversary, ccMixter's 5th anniversary and RAM Galleries 20th anniversary):Hurra for deg som fyller ditt år!Ja, deg vil vi gratulere!Alle i ring omkring deg vi står,og se, nå vil vi marsjere,bukke, nikke, neie, snu oss omkring,danse så for deg med hopp og sprett og spring,ønske deg av hjertet alle gode tingog si meg så, hva vil du mere? Gratulere!links:All about The White Cube Remix, ccMixter.org, Creative Commons, Emily Richards, Jason Brock, Robert Nunnally, Susan Joseph, Per Tegelström, The Mackerel song video by Anchor Méjans, Playlist, RAM Gallery, curator statement, and ArtisTechMediathanks to:ccMixter.org and the ccMixter community for the overwhelming response to this project!!! all the spectators present at the opening - spread the word!!! and last but not least to Eirik Møller and Frode Grether Rønning (both from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design) for their kind support and help to set up the video-conference!!!
The RAM Gallery, founded in 1989, is a free-admission non-profit museum in Oslo,Norway. The gallery displays modern art and handicrafts. The gallery presents six to nine exhibitions a year, devoting itself to the excitement in the intersection of fine art, arts and crafts, textile art, architecture and design. As the gallery completes its twentieth year in operation, a celebration of this integrated space for art is the order of the day: RAM Gallery 20th anniversary-exhibition November 19th 2009 - February 14th 2010 : An attempt to implode/explode The White Cube - a layered time, space and place construction by Rolf Gerstlauer (curator for the exhibition). RAM cam no. I & II - two cheap surveillance cameras - are documenting the ongoing slow explosion / implosion of The White Cube.