Linn Pedersen
Captain's Cabin

Linn Pedersen, Cul-de- sac, 2018 80 x 100cm, giclée print

Images of different vessels, living units and play structures make up the fragmented odyssey of Linn Pedersen’s third solo exhibition at MELK. In different images, mundane objects and situations are portrayed in ambient settings, where the weather conditions, free growing vegetation and photographic filters give the objects specific atmospheres. 

Several works in the exhibition are titled Day for night, pointing to the cinematic technique where a night scene is shot with underexposure and bluish filters in broad daylight. Some images are inverted to negatives, while others are presented in plain black and white. 

In addition to the photographic works, the installation also comprises a series of sculptures made form colored rope and cast concrete and wax.

The captain’s own camera – Captain’s Cabin – suggests a journey, where the various vehicles and containers in the images provide shelter and mobility in the looming landscapes. Rather than telling a story, these images evokes a state of mind or a condition – like the sensation of cold, damp air at dusk, when time seems to stand still for a moment. 

Linn Pedersen (b. 1982, Sortland, Norway) lives and works in Kristiansand, Norway. She holds a degree from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, as well as from Central Saint Martins, London. Recent exhibitions include the solo shows Pupill at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Plain Air, Entreé, Bergen (2015), Frokost i det grønne, Kristiansand Kunsthall (2015) and the group exhibitions Innland, CCC OD (2017), Tours, Stille Bilder, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum (2016) and Dislocating Surfaces, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2016).

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Photographic Fund.