What do we expect of the places we share? How are we placed - as bodies and as communities - in our built environment? The work Trehus, initiated by art-collective Skaus, experiments with the familiar hierarchies and forms of public space.
A temporary structure, Trehus (re)frames a linden tree by the entrance of the Old Munch Museum: taking a natural component of the urban landscape and elevating it to a place of sanctuary and stewardship. The spatial design and architectural concept, developed by architect studio Eladio Ramm, orchestrates an intimate and slightly uncanny experience. Sound artist Yngvild Færøy contributes with two soundworks that emphasize the vitality and vulnerability of the city's biotic dimension, highlighting human-plant relationships. Windchimes made by The Climate House youth program participants decorate the linden tree’s boughs and branches
The collaboration demonstrates a shared interest in architectural and artistic interventions that explores the sensory and the conscious use of shared spaces, and the cultivation of community.
About the installation
Trehus was made for the 8th Oslo Architecture Triennale by art collective Skaus in collaboration with architects Eladio Ramm, artist Yngvild Færøy, and the Natural History Museum’s Climate House youth program. Skaus is a collective founded by Norwegian artists Håvard Sagen, Mari Kolbeinson and Markus Bråten. Since their inception in 2019 Skaus have sought to explore the ways in which community understandings are acquired, challenged and changed.
Håvard Sagen (Artist/Skaus), Mari Kolbeinson (Artist/Skaus), Markus Bråten (Artist/Skaus), Nicolai Ramm Østgaard (Architect, Eladio Ramm), David Eladio Hugo Cabo (Architect, Eladio Ramm), Yngvild Færøy (Artist), Eirin Bruholt (Event manager, Climate host at The Climat House, Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum), Pippa Mott (Writer and Research Curator)