ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND – PERFORMANCE CONCERTMarius Engh og Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen
On the Other Side of the Wind was a performance which included an inauguration of the scenographic sculpture “Norwegian Blue” and a live outdoor concert and recording of Charles-Valentin Alkans 1859 musical piece Funeral March on the Death of a Parrot performed by the chamber ensemble Kvintessens. The project started off with the two artists hiking from Oslo to Harpefoss, and took place within an equally physical and mental landscape. It is an artwork that has evolved out of a series of events and reactions over a longer period of time. It is a monument and the memorial of travel, potential projects and movements. It is an enlarged weather vane supposed to measure an object which disappeared. It is a parrot which repeats the stories it has been given. It is a future ruin with a perfect awareness of its own future.
Kvintessens performing Charles Valentin Alkan’s Funeral March on the Death of a Parrot