Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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The gift from Stord municipality

By spotogspindel | June 13, 2017

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This is the picture Stord municipality art-council bought to gift the volunteers at Leirvik fyr (lighthouse). The picture will hang at Leirvik fyr.

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Familylife at Leirvik Fyr (lighthouse)

By spotogspindel | June 12, 2017

Sunday June 11th was the opening of the Family-life in the lighthouses- exhibition at Leirvik fyr. It was the “friends of Leirvik fyr”-group (lighthouse) that invited me to exhibit ath their newly renovated lighthouse. It is no longer in use as a lighthouse, but a beautiful place only 8 minutes from downtown Leirvik by boat.

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Ella Vågsvoll welcomes the guests to the exhibition, on this picture placed in the hall.

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The two-story house had pictures in all rooms.

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The top picture here with the man and the women sunbathing, was bought by Stord municipality art-delegation, and given as a gift to the friends-of-Leirvik-fyr- volunteer group to hang permanently at the lighthouse.

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Ella again, this time busy in the kitchen.

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Two bedrooms are on the second floor, now decorated with more family-life pictures.

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The picture above is actually quite rare. The lighthouses were way west in the ocean, and because of the Gulf-stream and the salty air, there was hardly ever snow here. To get enough snow to make a snowman would have been quite extraordinary!

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The picture below actually doesn´t belong to the exhibit, it was one I made especially for when the exhibition was in Denmark. These are Danish fishing-boats.

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In the hall, you´ll also find this young man, collecting eggs from the chickens.

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And in the previous machine-house, these pictures decorated the walls.

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Over a hundred people came to visit, some to see the exhibition, some for the book-lanuch of Knut Angell´s book about Leirvik fyr, and some to see the newly opened and restored lighthouse. Music and home-made cakes made it well worth the trip.

Liv Unni Oma took the photos below, from the outside of the lighthouse, showing some of the activities.

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The exhibition is open next Sunday too, but with no organized boat to bring visitors.

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My master thesis

By spotogspindel | June 1, 2017

“Creativity and Ecoscenography in the Global Science Opera”.

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I´m done! The written part of the master-thesis is written and delivered. Three and a half months of intense work squeezed between covers. It feels good. I admit: it feels goood 😀

My oral presentation of it is not until June 27th, so I am not completely finished yet, but this was the big chunk.

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The light-house exhibition visits Leirvik Fyr

By spotogspindel | June 1, 2017

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Coming soon to a light-house near you…

(if you live in Stord or Rælingen)

 

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Some more Ronja Ocean

By spotogspindel | May 31, 2017

I just got the following photos from onboard Ronja Ocean. When I was onboard, the interior was not complete. It´s always a treat to see what it looks like when it´s all finished! I´m really liking how the yellow chairs funk things up a bit! It´s a pretty beautiful fishing-boat, isn´t it?!

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Land art

By spotogspindel | April 29, 2017

For the first time in almost exactly ten years, I am back at Bømlo Folk High School teaching. This time only for a day. A creative Saturday! Following an introduction to land-art and Andy Goldsworthy, the students split up into groups and utilized the entire area around the school. Two hours later we all went for a walk in the sun. This is some of what we saw:

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The dream-catcher…

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The midsummer night´s dream´s  swing…

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The moss-waterfall…

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The portal into nature…

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The triangular nest…

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Faith, hope and love (this is love)…

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The sunrise…

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Flowers floating on the river Styx…

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Ship-shaped nest (with anchor and sail).

I´ve had a great day with the students, it was great to be back!

PS. There are more pictures and a couple of films on my Instagram-account.

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By spotogspindel | April 20, 2017

I appologize for the long, quiet pause here on the blog. I am currently deeply buried in work finalizing my master-thesis. It will hopefully be delivered June 1st, so until then I will probably not be posting much creative activity here, simply because all my energy is going into this academic writing. I hope you understand and will be patient with me. This summer I am sure I will be bursting with closed-in creativity! 😀

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ESA and WASO

By spotogspindel | March 30, 2017

From Da Vinci´s first sketch of a flying-machine…

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… to a newer satelite orbiting earth. We´ve come a long way! Several models are decorating the hallways at ESA ESTEC´s large facility. Over 2000 people work at this site alone.

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Below is SMART-1

On December 13th, the premiere of Moon Village will take place all over the world. Including a live-streaming from this stage, inside ESA´s common area.

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Dr. Foing was such a helpful,  sharing and inspiring host, we all left ESA with so much knowledge and motivation for our continued work with SPACE and GSO.

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But making an opera about the moon village will not happen by itself. We need help from students! And Wednesday we left for an elementary school in the North of Holland, where we met a group of 50 creative and curious children.

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90 minutes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) with a creative approach to science using the WASO-methid (Write a science opera).

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The children wrote, sketched and acted both questions, findings and funny stories, all connected to exploring space.

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Such a pleasure to observe them (Although of course I wished I could understand Dutch!) They will keep on working with their scientific questions, and will perform at ESA (lucky kids!) in the opera.

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ESA!

By spotogspindel | March 27, 2017

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Best day ever! Visiting ESA ESTEC – The European Space Agency´s technical head-quarters here in Holland. Two full days of inspiration and information. Together with Mr Bernard Foing. Father of SMART-1, a real-life rocket scientist! and executive director of ESAs international Lunar Exploration Group. This is AMAZING!

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Our group-photo in front of the ESA space-station module. People connected to the SPACE-project, this year most of them/us are working with the GSO Moon Village opera. Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Wales, Ireland, Portugal are represented.

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A copy of the international space station. In real life it´s the size of a football field.

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Bernard posing in front of the moon-mobile. A very practical vehicle that can be steered from earth if necessary. Or, at the push of a button will take the astronaut back to the station.

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And this is part of the filed for trying out technical vehicles.

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Inside the ESA space station module.

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Norway seen from above.

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The actual discovery-center, where they test out and invent.

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A grain of sand, only a millimeter, can cause sever damage to metal, when it comes at a speed of 20 km per second, as you can see below.

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Solar panels can be so beautiful! Like this Studio 54 disco-version 😉

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The plans for how the permanent space station on the moon will look like. This is a 3D printed small-scale copy.

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To prevent damage from astroids, the walls will be covered in 1-2 meter thick porous  3D printed material, almost like a sponge, filled with sand (or water!) to soften any blows on the outside.

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More tomorrow!

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ARTing journal 7

By spotogspindel | March 17, 2017

The last pages in this round. Google-image of Native American indian used as inspiration. And Pinterest-inspired images of eye and man. And some free pages to paint! 🙂

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