Incredible geological photography studies from Johan Rosenmunthe

Date
26 March 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Johan Rosenmunthe, who is responsible for one of our favourite projects in last year’s It’s Nice That Annual has got a new show on display at Oslo’s MELK gallery. In this mixed media exhibition, Johan displays his recent studies into rocks and the way we use them in our day-to-day lives. In Silent Counts Rosenmunthe “examines rocks as tactile objects through different instruments, angles and compositions. Stones are hard, brutal and dismissive, but also share an oddly romantic aura of transcendence and time. Stones are weight, surface, age, numbers. Organized and systematically he looks at them in a geological perspective, and applies to them a nostalgic, scientific and philosophical point of view.”

Make of that what you will, that photo of a rock sat casually on a photocopier is fantastic – if you’re in Oslo, get down there ! You can see some installation shots here.

Silent Count will be on show at MELK, Oslo, from March 15 – April 14

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Instrument (black and white)

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Johan Rosenmunthe: The human factor

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Untitled (a royal approach)

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Johan Rosenmunthe: The visitor

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Untitled (limegreen)

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Counting in silence

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Untitled (rose quartz grapes)

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Variable title hh:mm:ss Wood, glass, rock, 100×100×100 cm

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Intresto_rock021_252vert_500face_sc

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Johan Rosenmunthe: +37.1163, -8.5698

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Jupiter, Venus, Neptune

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Entering the office

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Korund 1

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Johan Rosenmunthe: Subtle Stress

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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