Tulle Ruth lives and works in Norway. Her practice can be described as sculpture in a very broad sense. She has her artistic training from Sweden, Norway, Canada and Denmark and has exhibited in many parts of Norway and abroad.
Her sculptures are often mobile and often located at more or less unknown sites in public spaces, along the high way or in rural areas and nature. Out from a personal, domestic and everyday life, Tulle Ruth asks questions about communication and existence in the society surrounding her.
Her artistic platform was shaped through the extended project Speaking Mountains, which enabled the seven famous mountains surrounding Bergen to speak and create stories. Later follows the Wind Powered Street Organ playing contemporary music as the wind blows. In an investigating and experimenting manner, “high and low” techniques are integrated, perfomative ingredients are often added, and not seldom the art pieces carry a humorous twist.
Outdoor Tulle Ruth always produces her own electricity from solar panels and wind turbine, and is completely off grid. Her latest show “Spor på vei” is a search and investigation into a particular «clicking» sound, that the reindeers make with the lower hinter legs as part of their communication system. The project touches scientific methods and reasoning and is enabled through collaboration with the indigenous Sami people by Røros. The research and artistic methods used are sound recordings, observations, literature and conversations with the Sami about their cultural wisdom, knowledge and experiences with the reindeer and landscape. The first artistic outcome was an outdoor soundinstallation at Hanstholm Art Space 2019 and the project will continue to extend its activities both towards new collaborations within science and the artistic outcome.
In 2013 Tulle Ruth starts the gallery “Drive In of Sound Art” located at different sites along the high way. Any passing car driver can place the vehicle next to the gallery, open the window and listen to a selection of contemporary sound artists. Since 2013 the project has expanded and presented more that fifty professional sound artists in the Nordic countries.
http://www.tulleruth.com (under re-construction)