Marte Gunnufsen’s Queen!

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Queen!: consists of the works Metamorphosis, and De drag. The works are presented through the media film, installation, and sound. All the work thematize identity within homosexuality and drag queens.

“Due to former education as a classical pianist, music and sound has a big importance in my work. I mainly work with time-based projects such as film, sound installations and musical performances. I use sound both as situation reinforcement and as an exclusively independent expression.

Thematically I focus on the potential friction that can arise between individual expression and the norms in our society. Individuals with different sexual orientation or approaches are often in my main focus, especially considering how sexual minorities stand outside many established communities.” - Marte Gunnufsen

Marte Gunnufsen (b. 1980) lives and works in Oslo. She has an MA in classical piano performance with specialisation in contemporary music from the Grieg Academy in Bergen and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (2009), and a BA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2014). Her main focus is on time based expressions such as film, performance, and sound installations. Gunnufsen has held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Norway, UK, Finland, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands, and the USA.