Rakett consists of Karolin Tampere and Åse Løvgren and is a collaboration that started in 2003. Rakett is a platform for various activities ranging from curatorial practise to initiation of projects. We work as artists in an expanded notion of the artist role, in that we feel free to juggle between acting as curators, object-producing-artists, project-initiators, etc. Rakett is a mobile project in that we mostly work site-specific in spaces that we find suitable. The focus for our work is to create a meeting place and common grounds for communication where emphasize is put on collaborations and openness in regards to the final work. Our curated shows often present work that is not commercially oriented in that it is time-based or non-permanent work.

Karolin tampere
e-mail karolintampere@yahoo.com
+47 97041843

Åse Løvgren
e-mail aselov@gmail.com
+47 93645257

Exhibitions and projects

2006 Every story tells a picture, Exhibition organized by Michael Bears, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, in collaboration with Vanna Bowles, Johannes Høie and Kjersti Vetterstad
Flagmonument, Sorfinnset, initiated by aiPotu, in collaboration with Sorfinnset Skole
Another Happy Day, one-day event at Henie Onstad Art center, Norway
Stuck on a Melting Rock n’Rolling, Liquidation Total, Madrid, exhibition including works of Hilde Jorgensen, Leander Djønne, Kristian Ø. Dahl, Jacqueline Forzelius and Psychedelic Warriors (Monica Winther & Kjersti Vetterstad).
Domestic Cocoon Situation, Exhibition in Murmansk Art Museum including works of Marius Mørch, Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, Mattias Härenstam, Lilli Hartman and Jon-Martin Kolnes
Everyday Improvement, collaboration project between four artists from Murmansk Region, Russia, Rovaniemi, Finland and Oslo, Norway, during Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes
Murmansk Rock Club, Moving the club to Kirkenes during Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes

2005 Tramps, Exhibition in Tou Kunsthall, Stavanger
Stilleben, Exhibition/project including works of 24 artists, Project 0047, Project-space in Berlin
Rakett presents SEX TAGS, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, in collaboration with Bo Krister Wallstrøm
Euphoria Station, Gallerie Neuegerreimschneider, Berlin in collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Magazine Station no. 4
Oslokunstpallepalass, Oslo Mobile Kunsthall, Torggata, Oslo. Sound event. St.einar ha krist DGM. Franz Pomassl, Sex Tags and Center of the Universe. In collaboration with aiPotu and Oslo Kunsthall
Rakett presents Stillongs, Concert, Sørfinnset skole, the North Land, Gildeskål, Norway
Rakettslipp! Katalogrelease and event with dj Trampere, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall
(a guide to) Constructing the Universe part I and II, (II c/o curated with Andres Löo), EKA Gallery and KuKu Klub, Tallinn, Estonia: Morten Torgersrud, Jorunn M Syversen, Jaqueline Forzelius, Mikael Konttinen, Sverre Strandberg, SKATV, Monica Winther and Kjersti Vetterstad, Bad Beuys, GyronV, Valner Valme, Christoph Höschele
(Guide to) Constructing the Universe, exhibition at EKA Gallery, Tallinn with Morten Torgersrud, Jorunn M Syversen, Jaqueline Forzelius, Mikael Konttinen, Sverre Strandberg, Monica Winther and Kjersti Vetterberg
Drive-in cinema at Sørfinnset skole, Gildeskål, showing movies and presenting videos from the young art-scene in Bergen, in collaboration with Søssa Jørgensen, Geir Tore Holm and The North Land
It’s not worth it! Marius Notvik, Girl From Saskatoon, Kunstrom, Bergen

2004 Rainbow Trut, Project in Inndyr with students from Meløy High School in Nordland
The T-shroom-Project with Karin Lansoo, performance, concert, Hordaland Kunstnersenter, Bergen
Darling don’t leave me all by myself (part I and II), EKA Gallery and Von Kraahl, Tallinn, Estonia, with Marius Mørch, Line Helen Danielsen, Marte Johnslien, Monica Winther, Centre of the Universe, Hello Country Club and Terje Øverås
Mass Superposition, Marte Johnslien and Marianne Hurum, Kunstrom, Bergen

2003 Vi har aldri levd, Simen Dyrhaug , Kunst_rom, Bergen
Hverdagsliv, Monica Winther and Centre of the Universe, Kunstrom, Bergen
Hanne Mugaas and Anna Karin Stjernløf, Kunstrom, Bergen
Rakettstart! Aurora Plastic Monster and Jorunn Yggstad, Kunstrom, Bergen

Grants and funding

2006 Municipality of Bergen, Norway
Office for Contemporary Art
Nifca, sleipnir travel support

2005 Sleipnir, Nifca, travel support to go to Murmansk to do research for project in Murmansk Art Museum in 2006
Sleipnir, Nifca, travel support to go to Estonia to arrange exhibition and concert
Nordnorsk Kunstnersentrum, support for artists-initiated projects for the drive-in cinema at Sørfinnset skole in collaboration with the North Land
Municipality of Bergen, Norway, support for drive-in cinema, see above

2004 OCA, International support
Municipality of Bergen, Norway, project-support


2005 Kunstwerke Berlin, by Office for Contemporary Art, Norway


2005 Rakett: ”Darling don`t leave me all by myself”
part I: Catalogue (Texts by Per Solvang, Karin Lansoo, Andres Löo)
part II: Cd with live and studio recordings from the participating artists