Norwegian artist Lise Wulff connects the realms of art and culture with those of the environment and nature. Her practice employs a variety of media, ranging from painting, sculpture and photo to land art and large scale relational projects.
Wulff seeks to make visible the interconnectedness between humans and nature. Some of her works make explicit the fragility of nature, while others show the force of nature, as her art is left to the dominance of natural processes and the perpetual changes of seasons and time.
Lise Wulff has exhibited in galleries and museums in Norway and abroad. Group exhibitions include UTOPIA BÆRUM at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway; Ahoj at the Museum Kampa, Praha; Elements at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; and Izložba at Treci Gallery, Belgrade. Her last solo shows were May the Future be a Friendly Place at the Bærum Kunsthall and Benetah and Below (the Outside is Shallow) at the Bærum Kunstforening, Norway.
Her eco art project The Scream from Nature was included in the official celebration of Edvard Munch’s 150th anniversary in 2013 and collaborates with the United Nations Environment Programme. This relational project has involved thousands of people around the world, is was recently used by EducaThyssen and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, in connection with the exhibition Edvard Munch. Arquetipos. http://www.thescreamfromnature.com/
Wulff has received grants from Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, the Municipality of Oslo, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was awarded with the Art Price of the Municipality of Bærum in 2016.
HESJE – EcoArt project by Norweigan artist Lise Wulff, in collaboration with Hurtigruten
A fish rack is filled with plastic garbage collected along the Norwegian coastline, visualizing the amount of plastic debris in our oceans.
The art installation HESJE has the traditional aquaculture as a starting point, with fish racks as the central element. Normally, the fish racks are used to dry cod in the period from February/March till May/June. This is an old conservation method, using the wind and the sun as catalysts in the drying process.
During some days in September 2017, an empty fish rack was gradually filled with plastic waste. The waste was collected by Hurtigruten’s passengers and crew along the coast of Norway. A total of 1.600 kg of marine waste was removed from nature. The passengers also took part in mounting the waste, as did the community of Lofoten.