As part of the ARV.I artist residency program, Hedda Grevle Ottesen concludes her artist-in-residence with a solo exhibition, titled Clerval, at Gallery Heerz Tooya.
Text by: Natalie Price Hafslund
You know I secretly love attention I suppose that is not a secret now pretend I didn't say that pour a little coffee on your ice cream and say I foggato
such strong carpology berry martini mineraletta a tiny little affair bleeding all over my internals V for viennetta I believe revenge should be served as tapas frequent, varied and often
tonight is one of my finer nights a dark victory for the nervous child inside the best place to hide is in full view, plain sight, head full of sky and anecdotal murders a damp woman, in a wet patch is in charge of everything moving colour around as if crime didn't yet exist
I have a new doctor I turn up to her house full of espresso and shout at her balcony 1 2 3 4 5 all the fish are dead bitch
then I let myself in stolen sausages taste the sweetest listen sweetie I don't have time for your prescriptions i’ll just have what your having I don’t drink bread with my bullshit
oh god how I would love to make my own caviar my seeds remain in my respective body relinquishing bizarre adaptations only in low end theory glow worms playing together forever dancing to velociraptors playing the hagpipes
I sleep with a broken finger in my vagina and harvest pearls whilst I sleep a one handed devil slow dancing in the kitchen
I am deadly cereal about lucky charm meine Kraft cheese singles and care in the community I think everyone should be nice or no one should be nice because it is getting a little tiring
Hedda Grevle Ottesen (b. 1989 Oslo, Norway) is based in Oslo where she runs the gallery K4 and the curatorial concept Oslo City at BOA - (Associated artists in Oslo). She holds a MFA from the National academy of arts in Oslo, in 2019, a BFA from the Art academy in Bergen, in 2017, painting at Weißensee kunsthochschule in Berlin and a BA in Art History from the University in Oslo. Ottesen have exhibited at venues like Kösk, Caviar Factory, VI, VII, Blomqvist, Podium and recently Vermillion Sands in Copenhagen. www.heddagrevleottesen.com
The exhibition is supported by the Municipality of Veliko Turnovo and OCA - Office of Contemporary Art in Norway. Many thanks to Tequila Bar Funky Monkey and for serving free drinks at the opening night.