The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II)/Consensus Image

Thursday 22nd October 2020 6-8pm

Please join us for the launch of Steinar Haga Kristensen’s new book The Loneliness of the Index (Part II)/Consensus Image. The book presents beautiful and meticulous visual documentation of the fresco that Kristensen created at Oslo City Hall, and the opera for which the fresco served as backdrop and centrepiece. An essay by the New York-based art historian Professor Claire Bishop reflects on Kristensen’s work in the context of a history of the uneasy relationship between artists and their sponsors.

We are also very pleased to be able to make a recording of Kristensen’s opera available as a double 10” vinyl E.P. with a custom-designed gatefold sleeve and free high-quality digital download.

We will screen a film of the opera performance, and refreshments will be served.

The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II)/Consensus Image
by Steinar Haga Kristensen with an essay by Claire Bishop
256pp. hardback, full colour, edited by Kunsthall Oslo and Nina Schjønsby, and published by Kunsthall Oslo. ISBN: 978-82-690658-3-1.

The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility, 2014
Libretto: Steinar Haga Kristensen
Score: Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Trond Reinholdtsen & Steinar Haga Kristensen
Tenor: Nils Harald Sødal
Sporano: Helen Wold
Conductor: Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos
Carillon: Laura Marie Rueslåtten Olseng
Percussion: Håkon Stene

This publication has been kindly supported by the Arts Council Norway and Public Art Norway.