"DET VAKKE NO´ DET VAKJE NOKE" is the title of a very special collaborative project between the visual artists Gunnhild Bakke and Agnete Erichsen. The result is now displayed in Tegnerforbundet - an exchange of letters in which drawing replaces words. The art collaboration is inspired by the actual correspondence tradition, interspersed with the idea of communicating over time and distance via drawing.
Since the two artists met during their art education in the late 70's, they have occasionally worked closely with both decorations and exhibitions, including in group NNN. , and springs from a mutual desire to maintain professional contact, and at the same time further develop an artistic collaboration. Erichsen now lives and works in Høvåg in Sørlandet, while Bakke lives and works in Oslo. “THE BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING THE BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH” is in short that the artists have sent / send each other drawings in the form of both e-mail and letter mail.
It is drawn in identical notebooks which are then dated, scanned and sent as e-mail and the recipient responds with a new drawing. "Correspondence I" is to be seen as a chronological work, where quantity and structure form the framework. The artists see this as an "eternity project".
A letter is sent in the mail. The inside of the "envelope" is the work / object itself. This is a process work that has developed in several directions and forms. Here there is no expectation of a direct response, the works are more to be regarded as independent works.
Large, complex joint drawings, where communication takes place via photo, e-mail, post and telephone. The result only becomes visible when the artists mount on the wall in Tegnerforbundet in January 2011.
The artists, Gunnhild Bakke (b. 1957) and Agnete Erichsen (b. 1958) are educated at SHKS and the Statens Kunstakademi in Oslo. Both have a long a long series of exhibitions and decorations behind them, and are represented in several public collections.