We start­ed Trol­lkrem so that we could real­ize all of the most adven­tur­ous ideas we had hid­den away in our old sketch books. Every­thing that didn’t fit any­where else because it was too big, to ambi­tious, to extrav­a­gant, too glossy and too weird final­ly found a home and even­tu­al­ly made it into the the big book of teux deux. Trollkrem1234.

And from that start­ing point we devel­oped a plan to estab­lish a meet­ing point, a plat­form if you will. Unit­ing all of our con­tacts, friends and col­leagues that we thought were doing inter­est­ing stuff in the com­mon pur­pose of mak­ing a new kind of per­for­mance art. We want­ed to show­case the exhi­bi­tion­ism, the self aware­ness, the ide­al­ism and the the­atri­cal­i­ty as some­thing con­nect­ed to the social human. Trol­lkrem social club. No Cuban cig­ars, but lots of smoke machines and strobe lights.

Under the cov­er of a two-head­ed troll we could now reach out to any­one we felt would be a per­fect fit for our projects. Design­ers, com­posers, visu­al artists, dancers, singers — into the bag. We have cre­at­ed a liv­ing organ­ism, it feeds off of oth­er plants, takes advan­tage of the skills and cre­ativ­i­ty of the ones we grab with our sticky troll fin­gers. And up from the cracks grows a beau­ti­ful fun­gus. Grow­ing out of the stem of the tree, per­fect­ly shaped, though with a slight­ly odd shape. Trol­lkrem takes its ener­gy from all of you around us, mak­ing each project a joint effort, owned by no one and everyone.

Exhi­bi­tions and projects

 

UPCOMING 2017

  • Sande­fjord Kun­st­foren­ing, Kun­st­foren­ing­sprisen, nom­i­na­tion exhibition
  • Momen­tum, Punkt Ø/Moss
  • The Munch Muse­um, per­for­mance in pro­gram curat­ed by Natal­ie Hope O’Donnell

2016

  • Office of Con­tem­po­rary Art, OCA Wel­come back Par­ty, by Trol­lkrem and Geir Har­ald­seth, jan. 2016
  • Foto­gal­leri­et, Solo exhi­bi­tion, Jan­u­ary-Feb­ru­ary 2016
  • MOCA LA, Print­ed Mat­ter ́s La Art Book Fair 2016
  • How to Raise a Teenag­er, A Pub­lic Sem­i­nar about Art Pub­li­ca­tion and Dis­tri­b­u­tion, Ate­lier Felix / Audi­to­ri­et, Kun­st­nernes Hus 22 — 23 april 2016
  • Heim­dal Kun­st­foren­ing, Per­for­mance and exhi­bi­tion, curat­ed by Hel­ga Marie Nord­by o Eke­berg­parken, Per­for­mance fes­ti­val curat­ed and orga­nized by Trollkrem
  • Trafo, Group exhi­bi­tion, curat­ed by Per Gun­nar Eeg-Tver­rbakk and Bjørn Hatterud.
  • The Munch Muse­um, per­for­mance in pro­gram curat­ed by Natal­ie Hope O’Donnell

2015

  • Sta­vanger Kun­sthall, Per­for­mance at Sta­vanger Kun­sthalls’ 150-year anniversary.
  • MOCA, LA. Print­ed Matter’s’ LA Art Book Fair 2015
  • Super­mar­ket, Stock­holm. The Trol­lkrem Fan poster Series pre­sent­ed by Pink Cube/Anja Carr. o LIAF, The Trol­lkrem Fan poster Series pre­sent­ed by Mon­do Tromsø.
  • PS1, MOMA, NY, Print­ed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair

2014

  • UKS, The Trol­lkrem Gospel/Juleshow
  • Kun­st­nernes Hus. Launch of Trol­lkrems ? fan-poster-series.
  • Kun­st­nernes Hus, Release event and per­for­mance for the Nor­we­gian band HAUST
  • PS1, NY. The Nor­way Focus Room. Print­ed Mat­ters’ N Y Art Book Fair 2014.
  • Kun­st­nernes Hus, Run­way show for HAIK, fall col­lec­tion 2014 at Kun­st­nernes Hus.
  • Kurant, 17th of May Spe­cial, per­for­mance and sculp­ture Gruop show, curat­ed by Trollkrem
  • Kun­st­nernes Hus, Sky­pa 14, per­for­mance event curat­ed by Trollkrem

2013

  • Kun­st­nernes Hus, Run­way show for the design col­lec­tive HAIK
  • Naustet, music, per­for­mance, video and scul­ture. Group Show curat­ed by Trollkrem.

Grants

  • Arts Coun­cil Nor­way, project fund­ing for the per­for­mance fes­ti­val Sop­pen-pilot, 2016
  • Arts Coun­cil Nor­way, exhi­bi­tion Grant for Trol­lkrem Solo Exhi­bi­tion at Foto­gal­leri­et 2016
  • The Nor­we­gian Con­sulate in New York, project fund­ing for NY Art Book Fair 2015
  • OCA, Trav­el sup­port for Trol­lkrem at the New York Art Book Fair 2015
  • OCA, Trav­el sup­port for Trol­lkrem at the LA Art Book Fair 2015.
  • Arts Coun­cil Nor­way, Pub­li­ca­tion Grant for The Trol­lkrem Fan-Poster Series, 2014–15
  • Arts Coun­cil Nor­way, Exhi­bi­tion Grant for The Trol­lkrem Christ­mas Gospel at UKS, 2014
  • Arts Coun­cil Nor­way, Pub­li­ca­tion Grant for Fanzine in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Kuk & Parfyme
  • OCA, Trav­el sup­port for Trol­lkrem at the New York Art Book Fair 2014.
  • The Nor­we­gian Con­sulate in New York, project fund­ing for Trol­lkrem Per­for­mance Pro­gram at the New York Art Book Fair.
  • Ved­er­lags­fondet, project fund­ing for Trol­lkrem I naustet, One –night per­for­mance festival.

Con­tact us

studio@trollkrem.org