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.
Norwegian artist Eline McGeorge’s research and art practice is motivated by enquiries into environmental issues, democratic problems, feminist legacies and science fiction. These themes are brought together through drawing, collage, animation, weaving and artist books. Since completing her Masters in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2000, she has had various international solo exhibitions including at Oslo Kunstforening, Hollybush Gardens, London; Gallery Kirkhoff, Copenhagen and Fotogalleriet, Oslo. McGeorge has carried out residencies at Camden Arts Centre, London and Delfina Studios, Prague.