“THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY”, Florence Lam and Tim Löhde, 29. 09. 2017

“THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY” art exhibition is the result of a 1-month artist residency by artists Florence Lam (HK) and Tim Löhde (GER) at Surnadal Billag, inspired by the story of Keiko, the orca who starred in the movie “Free Willy” (1993), freed after 22 years of captivity and spent the final time of his life at the west coasts of Norway. The exhibition combines video, sound, installation and performance to illustrate the artists’ view on the conflict between justice and romanticism when it comes to the relationship between human and nature, based on the inability to fully communicate. Different elements and personas in the exhibition play the orca and humans simultaneously, expressing the interchanging strong emotions for freedom and loneliness in connection with mass and pop culture.


The exhibition is opening at Surnadal Billag on Friday 29th September from 7pm to 10pm, with a performance by the two artists starting at 8pm, and opening again on Monday 2nd October from 5pm to 8pm.