Contact / About


These Are Situationist Times
–Online Interface


Postnordisk - Den nordiske kunstscenens vekst og fall 1976-2016

These Are Situationist Times!

Marianne Hurum: Krabbe

Liv Bugge: To accept theirs, to make it mine, to wish it for myself

Concrete Oslo

Ane Hjort Guttu:
Tekster, samtaler, manus

Dora Garcia: Segunda Vez – How Masotta was Repeated

Dora Garcia: Oscar Masotta – Segunda Vez, Cahier No. 1 and 2

Aktuell #1 Azar Alsharif

Lina Viste Grønli: LIBRARY

Guðrún Benónýsdóttir: 
lawlessness of dreams
colour palette

Ingrid Torvund:
When I Go Out I Bleed Magic

Benjamin A. Huseby:
Weeds & Aliens
An Unnatural History of Plants

Modelling Time: The Permanent Collection 1925-2014

Valentinas Klimašauskas: 
B and/or an Exhibithion Guide In Search of Its Exhibition

Matthew Rana:
The Theory of the Square

Eline McGeorge:
With the Free Rider into the oil age and beyond


Volupså & Postscript

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas: The Institute of Art and Crime

In Dependence –Collaborations and Artists´Initiatives

Bodil Furu:
The Aesthetics of Investigation

Jon Benjamin Tallerås and Ruben Steinum: Casual Maneuver – A Step Away From It

Geir Haraldseth: 

Great! I’ve written something stupid but I haven’t signed a contract with anyone to produce solely wise and perfect works

Marianne Hurum:

Mai Hofstad Gunnes:
Baby Snakes Hatching. Ruins. Ruins

Karl Larsson:
Poetical Assumption

Liv Bugge: You Make Me Want To Die In The Country Side –
A meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Marius Engh:
An Aggregation of Adversary

Kjartan Slettemark,Nixon Visions
Victor Lind, Monument


Hito Steyerl

Dan-Ola Persson:
Music for the Videos of Lars Laumann

Favoured Nations:
Momentum 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

Steinar Haga Kristensen: Retrospective: On the Un-Subjectified Persona

Espen Dietrichson:
Sketches For A Mechanical Sunrise

Håkon Bleken:
tekster i utvalg (1964–2008)

Eivind Slettemeås:

Kunst og prekaritet

Kjersti G. Andvig:
No one here is Innocent

A Fiesta of Tough Choices: Contemporary Art in the Wake of Cultural Policies

The New Administration of Aasthetics

What Does Public Mean?
Art as a Participant in the Public Arena





Liv Bugge 
To accept theirs, to make it mine, to wish it for myself
NOK 250,-

This book forms part of Liv Bugge´s artwork To accept theirs, to make it mine, to wish it for myself developed and produced under the auspices of Public Art Norway (KORO) in connection with the construction of new cell blocks at Eidsberg and Ullersmo Prisons.

In To accept theirs, to make it mine, to wish it for myself , Bugge takes as her starting point the idea that touch and the traces left by human bodies are a form of linguistic expression. Working in collaboration with inmates, Bugge sought out, and made casts of, physical traces left by former inmates: worn or vandalised surfaces and marks scratched into the walls. These casts were then made into positive or negative bronze casts that were reinserted into the buildings. This work investigates past interactions between human bodies and the surfaces in the prisons, and the traces left behind. By recording and making casts of these traces, Bugge transcribes what could be described as a physical language. The process was a kind of archaeological project that revealed incidences of former inmates´aggression: opinions scratched into surfaces: or quite simply traces or wear resulting from, for example, a person having sat in a particular way over a long period. The project attributed value to these forms of physical expression, which otherwise would have been erased, and the impressions made precious by being reinserted into the buildings as mini- monuments, instead of being removed.

The commission for Public Art Norway coincided with Bugge´s ongoing doctoral project, The Other Wild, at the Oslo Academy of the Arts (KHIO), in connection with which she had previously, among other things, initiated a workshop with the inmates of Oslo Prison.

As well as serving as a guide to the 76 bronze casts embedded in the walls of the two prisons, this book contains texts by inmates, which were written in collaboration with Sara Orning and Ingvild Hellestrand of Monsternettverket and a text by Liv Bugge. The book will be distributed outside the prisons, and will also be available in each of the 292 cells that today comprise the total capacity of Eidsberg and Ullersmo Prisons.

Eds. Liv Bugge, Elin Maria Olaussen and Karen Christine Tandberg

With contributions by
Benjamin, Claudiu, Haagi, Jatt, Jimmy, Jørn, M, Mantas, Marius, Per Erik, Tommy, Umit and Monsternettverket by Sara Orning and Ingvil Hellestrand

Texts by Liv Bugge
Design by Carl Gürgens
Print: Livonia Print
Photos by Istvan Virag / Liv Bugge
English edit and translation by Fidotext
Norwegian edit by Thomas Reinertsen Berg
Edition: 1000
Language: Norwegian / English
ISBN: 978 82 93033 16 5
Published by KORO, 2018

The surplus of the book will be donated to WayBack