Sound installation plays from Saturday 8th to 24th September



Overprints, 2022
Sound files, media players, 4 channel loud speaker installation 93 min. dimension variable

I Ching Shuffle, 2022
Ipod touch, sound files, guitar amp

Crayonnage, 2022
HD video, sound, 10min

Overprints comprises of three works which originate from a series of studio and field recordings, recorded to audio tape loops. Using a technique of sonic overprints inspired by Michel Chion’s «Crayonnés», a «sketch» like way of improvising with eroding, overprinting, looping, filtering, unhinging and syncing the sound on a constantly looping tape. Chion developed the technique where one lifts or obstructs audio tape using cotton buds or paper, by erasing, or not, the previous recorded sound at a certain spot. Therefore the tape keeps recording and layering the sound. Through obstructing the recording head, you stop the incoming signal, giving space and creating rhythm.

As your hands move the tape away, the sound, instead of simply disappearing, becomes muffled and filtered with a lower amplitude. Like the improvised act of moving rolling tape to and from the recorder’s heads, the Ipod shuffles the sound of bells attached to I Ching hexagrams. The video monitor silently pans around in the film Crayonnage, like a pen following the movement of a hand. Where the tape loops are leaving sonic overprints, a sine wave comes in with a swipe of colour which peaks and filters away.

Overprinted characters:
Bats in a 17th century cistern in Coimbra, Spring sun melting ice on Ulviksjøen, sinewaves, 49 carillon bells of the Oslo city hall, wind turbines in the Arda mountains.


Morten Norbye Halvorsen is an artist and composer based in Berlin and Stavanger. Halvorsen’s work has been included in group and solo exhibitions including Field Works, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar (2020), My Summer is your Winter, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2019), HTML Curtain, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (2019), 9th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, Vigeland-museet, Oslo (2017), Wave Table Concert, Kunsthall Stavanger (2016), Gain Vapor Rise, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris (2016), All the Instruments Agree, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015), The Companion, Liverpool Biennial, (2014), Pan Exciter, NoPlace, Oslo, Alluvium, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerpen; oO, The Lithuanian/Cyprus Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale (2013), Run, comrade, the old world is behind you, Kunsthall Oslo (2011), Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010) and Paper Exhibition, Artist Space, New York (2009).