About Toril Johannessen
Toril Johannessen is born in 1978 in Trondheim (Norway). She lives and works in Tromsø (Norway).
Johannessen’s work is characterised by an enduring exploration of the artistic
practise as a position at liberty in a field between “reality” and science. Throughout
her production she has collected subject material from a range of academic faculties
such as linguistics, economy, geology, physics, neurology and philosophy, and she
often uses tools and techniques that in themselves may be connected with scientific
processes: photography, optics, archival material, statistics, diagrams and
experimental models. Recent projects have concerned language, optical illusions,
the conservation of energy and neurological orientation in space, and have involved
extensive research and collaborations both on the level of concept development and
Toril Johannessen is represented by OSL contemporary.