Longva+Carpenter is a collaborative partnership with Norwegian multi-media artist Terese Longva and US performance / installation artist Laurel Jay Carpenter. As interdisciplinary artists, Longva+Carpenter share interests in site, duration and the accumulation of action. After meeting in New York, the pair has been collaborating to present new works that manipulate the body and time in their investigation of personal longings, feminist ideologies and political urgencies.
Longva+Carpenter’s Needs Trilogy, consisting of the durational performance/installations Hunger, Thirst and Shelter has been exhibited at the Bergen International Festival in Norway; Big Orbit Gallery in Buffalo, NY; Microscope Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn; and Rochester Contemporary Art Center in Rochester, NY. The artists have presented their work in lectures at Alfred University, The University of Northern Iowa in the US and at Ålesund Art School (Kunstfagskole). The Needs Trilogy is also documented in the annual Emergency Index, Journal of New Performance, for both 2011 and 2012.
Laurel Jay Carpenter’s participation in Contexts 2014 Festival is funded, in part, by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Alfred University.