when the man-made invades nature – rune guneriussen

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installation, photography

Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen practices installation art and photography, balancing the two in an oeuvre that takes nature as its setting and man-made objects as its subject. Guneriussen photographs these objects in outdoor installations, which are never seen by the public first hand.

Rene Guneriussen, An upward displacement (2010), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, One can rely on the prudence of his decisions # 04 (2008), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, Evolution # 03 (2005), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, One can rely on the prudence of his decisions # 02 (2008), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, One can rely on the prudence of his decisions # 01 (2007), c-print/aluminium

‘It is an approach to the balance between nature and culture, but also a multiple reading of stories,’ Guneriussen explains.

Rune Guneriussen, Untitled havoc (2008), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, Connections # 02 (2006), c-print/aluminium 

Rune Guneriussen, On the brink (2008), c-print/aluminium

The works here feature a series of artificially-made household lights, telephones and globes placed in the wilderness. This juxtaposition of artificial and natural results in surreal landscapes, dream-like in their unlikely compositions. The objects seem to take on new life-like qualities when placed in these settings, as if part of the natural fabric, as if Guneriussen has stumbled upon and photographed a naturally occurring phenomenon.

Rune Guneriussen, Evolution # 04 (2005), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, Evolution # 02 (2005), digital print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, There is no earthly explanation (2008), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, Don’t leave the lights on (Made for Nuit Blanche in Paris) (2009), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, Evolution # 05 (2005), c-print/aluminium

Rune Guneriussen, A natural selection (2008), c-print/aluminium

Via Lost at E Minor.

All images © Rune Guneriussen

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3 thoughts on “when the man-made invades nature – rune guneriussen”

  1. These are great. I especially like the lamps going up the steps and the ones in the trees! Very magical. What a brilliant idea!

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