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Opening Event on 28 November from 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition runs from 6pm, 28 November - 3pm, 11 December 2014

Milla Mikalsen (b.1981), has a degree from Oslo Photo Art School, is an artist from Haugesund, who lives and works in Hamar, Norway. Her work has been shown in various galleries and other venues in Oslo. In 2013 she won 2 award in Preus Museum's juried competition. This is her first solo exhibition outside Norway, after recently showcasing her work in Smallworks Art Prize and CLICK 2014 in Australia earlier this year.

Art for me is a way to express my emotions using photography and words.

I try to use myself as a canvas when creating my art. My own experiences or things I can relate to. Ideas or themes often come to me when I’m in a dark place. It is in the darkness I find my creativity.

I like to explore melancholy in my art, and I try to communicate with the audience through it. I want to trigger something within them. Make them feel something. Anything. Positive or negative.

«Don’t turn your back» is a video installation containing a video of a girl crying and framed words about abuse. The video is viewed on a tv. In a gallery the tv would be on a plinth in the center of the room. The framed words would hang on the walls surrounding it. A video of a crying girl might feel uncomfortable to watch. By hanging the framed words around the tv I hope to trigger the viewers curiosity, so that they will stay in an uncomfortable setting rather than walking away from it. Hence the title of the project. What would you do if someone you knew told you that they’d been abused? Don’t turn your back.