Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen moves the elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. As a conceptual artist, he explores a fascinating balance of human culture and nature, creating outdoor installations of electric lamps, stacked books, chairs, and phones that appear to have gathered in small herds and swarms.
His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment. Guneriussen uses these everyday objects to construct stories, assembled and photographed on-site without any digital intervention in various rural locations all over his native Norway. Embedded in dreamlike landscapes, these surreal, humorous photographs of his installations seem almost computer-generated.