Public work close to Gjønavatnet in Hålandsdalen in Bjørnafjorden, 2005. Commissioned by Visekongen av Fusa. Mirrors inserted in billboards. (Each 310x210 cm).
"From Gjønavatn" plays on a possible link between advertisements and romantic landscape paintings. In different ways, both Norwegian paintings of the nineteenth century and today's advertising deals with construction of identity. Both aims at shaping us by portraying themselves as reflections of our dreams. The mirrors doubles and frames views from the beautiful Hålandsdalen. Like an advertisement they designate and make their point of view real.
"Avduking av 'Frå Gjønavatneet'", Os og Fusaposten, August 28th, 2004
Haukanes, A.L.: "Hålandsdalen får spegla seg", Os og Fusaposten, September 1st, 2004