Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital is Norway’s largest specialist hospital in the field of rehabilitation and physical medicine. Each year, the hospital treats nearly 3000 patients who are suffering from complex functional impairment following illness or injury.


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About the project

About the project

Sunnaas was founded by the husband-and-wife team, Rolf and Birgit Sunnaas, in 1954. The hospital is located on the Nesodden peninsula, across the fjord from Oslo. The couple’s view of human life and vision for the hospital were far ahead of their time. Their goal was for patients to receive holistic treatment in beautiful surroundings. Good, healthy food and cultural activities were to complement the highest quality medical care.

The hospital has undergone several expansions, most recently with the addition of the new Building I, where new artworks have been hung on the walls of the day rooms, corridors, and patients’ rooms, as well as on the staircases that link the building’s three storeys. The new collection of art was intended to introduce elements that were beautiful, thought-provoking, humorous and meditative. The artworks were chosen on the basis that they should be understandable to passers-by but should also have deeper qualities that would be valued over time.

The art project was developed in close collaboration with staff at the hospital. For example, the hospital’s own art department, led by two artists, played an important role. The department offers weekly courses and workshops, where patients are able to work with arts and crafts, using their heads and hands in ways that differ from their normal routine. This resource was exploited actively by the art project, through a collaboration on an ideas workshop for both patients and staff, led by the artists invited to participate in the art project. The objective when adopting this working methodology was to generate continuity, commitment, knowledge and a sense of ownership of the new artworks. The selected artists explained their techniques and also the subject-matter of their works, and inspired by these “encounters”, they went on to develop new works for Sunnaas.

Mattias Härenstam’s six large woodcuts take a figurative and narrative approach to the depiction of existential motifs; Anngjerd Rustand’s abstract compositions across two walls tell the story of a process that involved blueberries and ashes; Anne Rolfsen’s mandalas present kaleidoscopic images as impressions of states of mind; Ann Iren Buan’s skin-coloured paper sculpture underwent a “kill-or-cure” treatment in the trees outside Sunnaas before the result was installed in wall-mounted vitrines; and Marthe Elise Stramrud’s tender and humorous photographs for the patients’ rooms show various sculptural compositions made of everyday objects.

In the basement, a series of colourful, logo-like paintings from Hilmar Fredriksen’s large-scale Card Index project provoke curiosity and wonder. Through the collaborative dialogue-based project The Pictures, Beathe C. Rønning has created a series of unique wall texts for a selection of pictures from the hospital’s existing art collection. These can be seen in the staircase.

 

Facts

Facts

Address

Bjørnemyrveien 11, 1453 Bjørnemyr

Scheduled completion

01.10.2017

Project manager

Elisabeth Tetens Jahn

Curator

Helga-Marie Nordby
Eirin Støen

Mottakerinstans

Helse Sør-Øst

Duration

Permanent

Accessibility

Tilgjengelig for besøkende

Program

Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Hilmar Fredriksen - Kartoteket

Hilmar Fredriksen - Kartoteket

Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Hilmar Fredriksen - Kartoteket

Produsert av Simen Øvergaard.

Hilmar Fredriksen introduserer og forteller om Kartoteket som han har jobbet med i 30 år. Filmen er laget i samarbeid med Kunst i Offentlige Rom for de ansatte og innlagte på Sunnaas Sykehus. Et utvalg av Hilmar sine arbeider fra Kartoteket skal henges opp på Sunnaas Sykehus.

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