For the Sake of Colour

Vilde Salhus Røed

From 28.09.14
To 07.12.14

In her work Vilde Salhus Røed  (b. 1981) frequently employs photography in conjunction with text and sculptural objects. From the time of her studies she has investigated the material and contextual in photography, as well as the element of substance or contents.

Reusing historical material

Salhus Røed rarely takes her own pictures, but the archival and the reuse of historical material have been central to several of her artistic projects. An important issue has been to examine how our collective understanding of history is formed. Exhibition material in "For the Sake of Colour" (2013) has been gathered from the Preus Museum's own collection.

Collected by Leif Preus

The photographs she has worked with were collected by Leif Preus to illustrate the history of the process of color photography. Starting with Leif Preus's own reprophotographs, she creates new works that are in dialogue with the history of photography, at the same time that they ask fundamental questions about the ability of media to represent portrayed motifs. The exhibition was previously shown at Entrée gallery in Bergen in spring 2013.

Common denominator

The exhibitions "Variable Stars" and "For the Sake of Colour" have a common denominator: Toril Johannessen and Vilde Salhus Røed adopt interdisciplinary methods and like to employ various media in the same exhibition.

They have in common an investigative approach to their artistic projects. Both live and work in Bergen, where they are members of the studio cooperative Flaggfabrikken, and they both have a BA in photography and an MA in art.

For the Sake of Colour

Vilde Salhus Røed, Installation at Preus Museum, 2014 (photo: Hege Oulie/Preus museum)

Vilde Salhus Røed, A Carpet of Primroses (installation photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

Vilde Salhus Røed, Installation in the museum, 2014 (photo: Hege Oulie/Preus Museum)