Trine Lise Nedreaas

A hula-hooper uses her own body as an axis to spin glowing LED hoops. Her gravity-defying work to maintain the rhythm suggests the human effort required to keep our world from collapsing. Exhibited nightly as Times Square prepares for New Year’s Eve, the video may also evoke the perpetual turning of time.

About her work, Trine Lise Nedreaas says “I am fascinated by what drives people and how we find purpose, be it through weight-lifting or mapping the universe. By focusing on the specific and the intimate I try to illuminate the large and universal, the strange and beautiful variety of human endeavors.”

Film by: Trine Lise Nedreaas
Performer: Silvia Pavone
Camera: Sebastian Sharples
Courtesy of the artist
Thanks to Dorian Mcfarland, ONE gallery, Sofia NY. Galleri SE, Bergen. Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo. Supported by Norske Billedkunstnere.

Photographs courtesy of Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts.