We Never Dream Alone

at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

The new year brings an opportunity to discover work from one of the most fascinating Norwegian artists working in the UK.


A graduate of Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art, Sidsel Christensen explores the boundaries between inner and outer reality, often using live performance and the moving image to explore the power of imagination to transform perceived realities.

In We Never Dream Alone at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery in Wandsworth, Christensen’s work will be shown alongside pieces from London-based American artists Andrew Leventis and Lisa Slominiski, to shape an exhibition that invites the viewer into the boundary zones between fact and fiction, the real and the unreal. Employing a diverse range of media, including video, sound, installation and painting, the three artists have created an unsettling realm of glimpses and murmurs that seems to exist in the state between waking and sleeping.

Christensen’s contribution, Study for Composition XI (A Conversation at the Edge of the Object), is a single screen projection of a conversation between her and art collector Thomas Frankenberg set at the end of the world. In her imaginary terrain, the boundaries between objects and their surroundings blur and break down, fragments of art objects and natural come together in unexpected ways, and the sound of Christensen’s hypnotically regressed voice creates a trancelike atmosphere throughout the gallery. It promises to be a mesmerising, thought-provoking and engagingly surreal experience.


Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
533 Old York Road
London, SW18 1TG





Tuesday to Saturday, 11am–6pm
Private view: 8 January, 6.30pm–9.30pm



Admission is free.

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