Å gjøre det umulige mulig - To make the impossible possible

“I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

- Alice in Wonderland

“All innovation is about doing the impossible. Think outside the box, see opportunities, adapt things in new ways. Art and especially contemporary art is a lot about experimenting to develop our understanding of the world and test established dogmas. Our starting point is that children have this intuitively since they have not learned all of the limitations in life”.

- Martin Andersen, Rector of Rjukan Solarpunk Academy

 

Rjukan Solarpunk Academy has received support from the DNB Sparebankstiftelsen to develop a three-year project to introduce local children to the phenomenon of contemporary art. With an open mind and the motto "Making the impossible possible", we will go through a number of different projects, in collaboration with Tinn Kulturskole and other actors who take on this task. In an exhibition at Rjukan Varelager, we show the first experiments where ten local talents aged 8-12 have been allowed to unfold creatively - both in a classic studio context and in a more unexpected way outdoors.

The project will continue in the spring of 2022!