Norwegian artist Eline McGeorge talks about her practice with an emphasis on her video work With the Free Rider into the Oil Age and Beyond (2014). The work was produced for the group exhibition We Are Living on a Star at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in 2014, which Hannah Ryggen was also a part of.
Free Rider jointly references Ryggen’s tapestry We Are Living on a Star (1958) and Harry Martinson’s epic science fiction poem Aniara (1956), among other related topics.
Eline McGeorge is a Norwegian artist based in London and Oslo. She has exhibited internationally since completing her Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2000. Her work is motivated by enquiries into democratic problems and environmental issues, feminist legacies and science fiction.
The themes in question are brought together through drawing, animation, video montage, collage, sculpture, weaving, printmaking and artist books, most often put together in installation. Her visual techniques range between the craft-based and digital, low-tech and high-tech, directly referential, documentary methods and abstraction.