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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One flew over…

By spotogspindel | August 14, 2017

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Experimenting with different stage elements for One flew over the Cuckoo´s nest. Opening in October by Bømlo Teater. But today was a creative meeting with the director and the producer. Such creative and talented people.

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Caricature!

By spotogspindel | August 11, 2017

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A surprise and an honor! I was caricatured by my friend Lars, who happens to have his own satire-page in the local/regional newspaper. That´s when you know you´ve made it – when you´re being caricatured 😉

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Art-guerilla in Bomlo supported by US

By spotogspindel | August 10, 2017

Our art.beach-create.debris. -project in the local press, Bømlo Nytt:

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Seaplastic, day 3

By spotogspindel | August 7, 2017

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Visiting the western-most part of the island (Hiskjo), where we found some surprisingly clean beaches!

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Beach-combing for the hard-core!

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A beautiful sight: this cannister says: Don´t throw away! To be used by all of us for beach-cleaning.

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Back at the workshop, cleaning today´s findings.

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Catch of the day is the little seahorse 🙂

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Elizabeth started to cut the canisters for me to clean the insides. Yuck! Some nasty stuff in some of them, was feeling a bit dizzy for a while there, despite ventilation.

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Sea-plastic art, day 2

By spotogspindel | August 5, 2017

Well, we finished washing the trash today, at least what we have so far. And when Elizabeth started color-sorting the plastic, the beauty appears pretty much straight away. But we some really cool plans for this plastic. It is no longer waste. IT will become the coolest fish on this side of the Gulf-current! 😉

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Photos by Elizabeth Roberts

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trashwashing

By spotogspindel | August 3, 2017

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Today´s agenda: get ready for step two of the A.B.C.D.-project. This means getting all the collected ocean plastic to the workshop-garage, and wash it. The next month is going to be interesting! 🙂

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A.B.C.D.

By spotogspindel | July 2, 2017

The art-guerilla is on a new mission! By the end of August we´ll have a big, new piece made, but before then, a lot of preparation has to take place. I will of course tell more about it later 😉 And today was certainly a kick-off.

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Five of us took off in a small boat out into one of the 1000 islands here, to find a rocky beach to clean (at least a bit) from plastic that´s been washed ashore from the ocean.

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In an hour we filled 5 big bags and then some, and you still couldn´t tell that we´d even been there. So much of the plastic is brittle and breaks easily into smaller pieces, which are tricky to get up and out.

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I found 5 lighters, 3 paint-brushes, 2 mini-toys and a bag full of bottles…

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Of course we should have stayed longer and picked more trash with us, but the wind was growing in strength quicker than anticipated. We did see several places we could reach by car and foot too, so I think there will be many plastic-trous this summer!

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Well, at least we have raw-material to work with for the art-piece. And the beach is a tiny bit cleaner.

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Paris Air Show

By spotogspindel | June 29, 2017

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Explaining the Global Science Opera in 30 seconds at ESA´s stand at the Paris Air Show. What an experience! And what an honor to meet all these brilliant people! A new generation of astro-phycisists and aero-space-engineers is already moving in to contribute with their excellence, both to the Moon Village initiative and to other space-programs. I was so impressed.
photo: Jacques Mcaire

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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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