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Too Familiar To Ignore, Too Different To Tolerate. Published by HEAVY books, Christian Tunge

Bluetooth Boogie
Participatory installation

Christian Tunge sets up a temporary interactive postcard stand made up of the passengers own touristic photographs taken on board. Acting as a meeting place for Coast Contemporary’s participants as well as the cruise’s passengers at large, Bluetooth Boogie is updated regularly throughout the journey with new images of events on the ship, landscape photos, and passengers’ personal snapshots. Simultaneously, Tunge starts on board a series of photographs of the Northern Lights which will result in a publication made in collaboration with Bergen Zines and released at the upcoming Bergen Art Book Fair (November 1-4, 2018 at Bergen Kunsthall).

Christian Tunge (b. 1989) lives and works in Oslo. He received a BFA in Photography from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. Tunge mostly works with photography, printmaking and artists’ books. He is the founder of the publishing house Heavy Books and is also an active member of the artist-run project space MELK, dedicated to championing new Scandinavian photography. Tunge has already published five photography books and edited and designed 15 others for Heavy Books. Recent solo shows include Too Familiar To Ignore, Too Different To Tolerate at Noplace Oslo (2018), Felt at Tou Trykk in Stavanger (2018) and group shows at Blomqvist (2017), The Spring Exhibition (2017), Entrée Bergen (2016), and Fotogalleriet (2016).