Pavilion is an artist initiative based in Norway formed by a group of artists with a common interest in long-term studies of place as artistic process. The group of artists consists of Andrea Bakketun, Espen Sommer Eide, Geir Tore Holm, Øyvind Novak Jenssen, Søssa Jørgensen, Signe Lidén, Marie Nerland, Randi Nygård and Karoline Sætre. Signe Lidén is the project leader, Jiska Huizing the producer, while Hild Borchgrevink is the project’s writer.
Central to the initiative is an artistic reflection on national parks, nature reserves and land preservation both as an idea with its historical record, but also as a mirror of values in connection to land right throughout times.
Pavilion is developing a model where works of art can function as a “time lens”, not only for the physical changes in the area, but also for changes in the understanding of the interaction between life in the zone. The model we want to test is a form of library of methods, instruments and documentation in order to reactivate the work in five, ten, thirty and fifty years ahead from now.
The Wetland Pavilion takes place in and around Østensjøvannet nature reserve. The project is based on gatherings throughout 2022. The second gathering was in May with the public seminar The Wetland Walkinar. The artists involved work with various margins between the nature reserve and the surrounding areas throughout the year towards a public event in October 2022.