Transient Placenta

Kim Layborn og Erle Saxegaard

Opening: Friday May 5th from 18:00 – 21:00
Open: Saturday May 6th from 12:00 – 14:00

The placenta is a borderline organ between mother and fetus. It is a composite structure, sometimes described as a fetomaternal organ, because it develops from both the mother’s and the embryo’s tissues. It occupies a between-space inside the maternal space. The placenta is a transient organ. When its purpose is done the organ is discarded from the body.

A soundscapes reinterpretation of the Japanese Noh-theatre feminized and sexualized trough a fusion with the Japanese erotic tradition of hentai. Sensual moaning modulating into abstract otherworldly sounds accompanied by artificial drums and deep tones, morphing into mantras of Hollywood, K-pop, creation and decay. Costumes and performative props or devices functions as sculptural remnants or memories of a body and performance, which bear witness of the sculptures potential.

Kim Laybourn f. 1988, DK, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Erle Saxegaard f. 1991, NO, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo


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April 25, 2017
Written by Akademirommet