Tove Nilsen og Morten Krogvold
THE HUNGER OF THE EYE
Originating from the words of Ibsen «to make a poem is to see», Tove Nilsen and Morten Krogvold will talk about pictures they’ll never forget, and share with us their love for literature. One half hour each, followed by a half hour together: The photographer who seeks inspiration in the written word, and the author who lets pictures renew her spirit. Two opposites in close relation. They are both seeking sources
of inspiration from arts other than their own. The show entitled «Hunger of the Eye» shares its name with one of Nilsen’s novels, nominated to the Nordic Council Literature Prize.
It was a picture of a badly burned horse that gave her the idea for the novel. The author with 26
novels on her conscience, and awards such as Språklig Samlings (Linguistic Collection) Literature
Prize, Riksmålsprisen, The October Award and Oslo city artist’s award, has for a long time considered photography as a great source of inspiration for her writing process.
Krogvold, who has 18 photobooks on his merit list, wants to take advantage of this opportunity to point out the importance of literature as a platform for new photo ideas. How do they work? What drives them?
This and more is what we will hear about when these two dedicated artists share the stage at Nordic Light. This duo has also worked together on the book Oslobilder (Oslo images) published in 1988.