Ine Harrang came to S12 twice in 2013, first for her solo exhibition A room of my own at the beginning of the year, where she showed a range of personal collections presented in showcases or file cabinets. The objects did mimic the valuable collections which are found in museums, but in contrast to the objects presented there, Harrang’s objects can seem mundane and insignificant.
Harrang returned to S12 as an AiR in August 2013. During her residency she worked on her exhibition Elsewhere Revisited, researching aspects of fragility, memory and transience. A large project including glass, rescue blankets, readymade objects and sound. She created three 165×60 cm large glass panels titled Echo, referring to the glass’ visual reflection of the rescue blankets – to Echo, the woodnymph leaving only her voice behind, – and to the apprehension of the world of indiscernible tracks. https://ineharrang.com/work-2/
Harrang was assisted by the artists Terese Longva and Alli Hoag during her residency and worked parallel with Hitoshi Kuriyama in the workshop.
These works were later shown in the exhibition Elsewhere Revisited at Østfold Kunstsenter, Norway in 2014. During her residency she was researching aspects of fragility, memory and transience and exploring some of the boundaries of glass art, not primarily looking into what glass art is, as much as what it can also be. Issues of loss and the echo of silence are primary concerns that she addressed in her work, or as it states on the packaging of the rescue blanket that forms an important part of the project: “To keep the patient from contact with cold surfaces…”
Ine Harrang holds a BA from Edinburgh College of Art, and a MA from The Academy of Art, Design and Architecture, Prague. Her projects use glass as a medium for concept-based work, researching themes such as the movement of time, memory-traces, fragility and oblivion, manifested through fragmentary collections attempting to understand the indefinable Meta plane existing just outside our grasp. She has held several elected positions within the Arts, has extensive experience from cultural administration, and is the chair of the board at the studio Circle 4 in Molde. She lives and works in Amsterdam and Molde.
In 2017 she was awarded a 10-years Work of Merit grant from the Norweigan Government. Currently her work is a part of the Scandinavian exhibition “Scandinavian glass – starting all over”, showed in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Her next major exhibition “Exsiccatae” will take place at the Kabuso Artcenter in Hardanger, Norway, during November 2018 to February 2019. The exhibition will include 1400 traditional Norwegian preserve-jars of different sizes, showing a selection from Hardanger of some of the over 2000 types of lichen and moss that can be found in Norway.