Saturday, August 22, 2020, 7 pm

Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt


5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free.

Language: English
Duration: 1 hour


This is my voice speaking thru your mind.
Be gentle too.
Be gentle too.
Slow destruction of our community,
This World.

Maria Pasenau's new book "The Hoplesness Of Beeing Alive" holds text, drawings and a little collection of photos. The book is number three in line with Pasenau's self-published books and takes up the human's naïve confidence in the general facts, the murky future and hopes for change. Pasenau herself says that the book is in many ways a self-help book, with a lot of humor and surreal everyday scenarios.

The book is presented as a performance where the artist reads from the book into a microphone head's ear, while a flutist plays a large bass flute in the other ear of the microphone head that leads all the noise out to the audience.

The performance will contain:

Voice by Maria Pasenau

Bass flute by Johanna Scheie Orellana

The Performance will be held in English.


Maria Pasenau was born in 1994 in Mjøndalen, Norway and is based in Oslo, Norway. She studied at the Norsk Fotofagskole in Trondheim, from 2012–2015 and at the Prosjektskolen Kunstskole in Oslo, Norway, from 2015–2017. Pasenau has produced four publications: The Hoplesness Of Beeing Alive, which was self-published (2020); Pasenau and the Devil, published in collaboration with Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway (2019); Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau, which was self-published (2018); and the twenty eighteen calendar, a photo calendar made with Tore Winstnes (2017). She was also the in-house photographer for the renowned youth culture magazine Recens Paper. Some recent solo exhibitions include: 365 Days Of Pasenau, curated by Isabella Burley at Soft Opening, London, England (2020); Pasenau and the Devil, curated by Antonio Cataldo at Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway (2019); and Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau at Makeriet, Malmo, Sweeden (2018).

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