en Spesiell Gruppe Mobiler/ Special Mobile Group (2012)
Stone,wood, cellphones, shellac and watercolor on mdf / 40cm x 45 cm x 14cm
Special Mobile Group consist of 8 cellphones arranged in a frame with
watercolor painting on one side.
The phones are set up in continuous dialogue. Sounds and ambience is picked up and amplified through a feedbackloop due to the phones position in relation to one another. (fig.1) The sculpture uses 24 hours of communication in 3 hours
Øyvind Mellbye was born in 1985 in Oslo, where he lives and works. He was educated at Bergen Art Academy (2010) and works primarily with sculpture, sound and installation- His recent projects include Mal Alt! (Grind everything!), a solo exhibition at Hammerfest National Art Festival, 2013, Fjellseilas (Mountain Voyage), a permanent outdoor work at Andørja, Norway, and Slepebrøler, a public concrete ghettoblaster anyone may connect to and play their music out loud.