The Pixar lamp that jumps with glee at the head of each movie is one of my favourite animations ever. And their early cartoon “For the Birds” makes me and my nephew laugh every time we watch it (views up there in the thousands now). So it’s really no surprise I fell in love with Rune Guneriussen’s Lost Lamps.
In just spring
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Guneriussen, a conceptual artist and photographer, has created these whimsical, wistful, magical installations all over Norway (I seem to be spending time in the snowy north – not to mention in adjective-land). He creating his works from desk lamps, chairs, telephones and books yet somehow makes these ordinary objects come alive – casting them as the story tellers in his piece.
Rune takes his time conceptualising each installation series: “I keep new works with me for a long time before publishing. Mostly because they have to stand the test of time – my time.” I love that “my time” – not anyone else’s. He also tells the interviewer : “Do not listen to anyone else but yourself.” Two pieces of excellent advice for life in general – especially on a cold, windy Cape Town day.