The installation BODØ BODYSCAPE took place in Bodø 11th and 12th August 2018. Documentation of the work will be shown in the form of photographs in and near Bodø centre during the period 6th September – 21st October. For more information about the documentation in Bodø and the gift print-pick up, see our Biennale-programme: https://www.bodobiennale.no/en/bodoe-biennale-2018/program/spencer-tunick-bodoe-bodyscape
Participate in Spencer Tunick’s first installation above the Arctic Circle. Installations will take place in Bodø, Norway on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018. To participate you must submit the registration form
American artist and photographer Spencer Tunick, internationally acclaimed for his site-specific installations of nude crowds, will visit Bodø this August to create the artwork BODØ BODYSCAPE as part of Bodø Biennale. Spencer Tunick has completed over 75 major projects around the world, but never before in Norway, and never north of the Arctic Circle! Also here, he will photograph nude people for two days of installations that will take place during the late High North summer.
Spencer Tunick is inviting the citizens of Norway and nearby countries to be part of his latest creation outdoors in Bodø on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. Anyone who is interested in participating in BODØ BODYSCAPE can register by clicking on the registration linkIn exchange for posing, you will receive a limited edition print of the photograph created by the artist.
Bodø Municipality, Bodø Biennale and Nordland County are collaborating on the art project, which is the first major project in Bodø in 2018 to be carried out as part of Bodø’s candidacy towards European Capital of Culture 2024.
BODØ BODYSCAPE will be an exploration of Bodø’s identity and sense of place, innovatively engaging the public with art and casting a new perspective on the city through an artistic lens. Participants will partake in a profound art experience in a unique and serene environment. The resulting work will be shown in the form of photographs during the cross-artistic festival for visual art and dance art, Bodø Biennale, 6th-9th September.
BODØ BODYSCAPE is commissioned and generously funded by Nordland County and Bodø Municipality.
I am very pleased to be invited to Bodø Norway to make my first group nude installation above the Arctic Circle. I find the landscape captivating and mystical and the people of Northern Norway to have a profound understanding of how art can be an integral part of their everyday lives. I hope open-minded and risk-taking brave Norwegians can take the journey north and south to pose with the already willing and ready citizens of Bodo.
Spencer Tunick (b. 1967) is an American artist and photographer. Tunick is best known for staging large-scale installations of the human nude body against a backdrop of urban and natural surroundings. From iconic landmarks to natural landscapes and cultural gems, his installations embrace the spectacular and have taken place at, among other, the Sydney Opera House, Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland, and the Dead Sea.
Performance, sculpture and photography merge into artistic expressions of “living art” in which human form encounters urban structures and landscape settings. The resulting photographs are masterfully complex and aesthetically intriguing, examining notions of individual and collective identity, privacy and nudity. Tunick’s approach is candid and honest; his photographs and video documentation of vulnerable, yet powerful, human masses in public spaces speak of a compelling rawness and authenticity, in which the nude body exudes confidence.
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