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Honoré Bøe is a Norwegian transmedia artist working
and living in the Canary Islands. During the last twenty years he
has played hundreds of concerts, given workshops, published books
and released an immense amount of recordings in almost any format
available. He has exhibited visual art and submitted material to
a vast load of magasines and blogs.
has also collaborated in various ways with a roster of international
artists, among others Roel Meelkop, Lasse Marhaug, Lee Patterson,
Jochen Arbeit, Derek Holzer, Jarboe, Andy Bolus, Alexander Rishaug,
Helge "Deathprod" Sten, NU Unruh, Terje Paulsen, Mick
Harris, Guido Huebner, Michael Gira, Ronnie Sundin, Johannes Bergmark,
Ellen Røed, Bryan Day, Mark Spybey, Erik Honoré, Jan
Bang and Kim Xmazz.
times he operates on his own (under full name, as Origami Boe, Origami
13051826 or Origami 2re), but also in more permanent groups like
the ambient-neofolk nine-piece ensemble Origami Arktika, the electro-acoustic
duo KA (with Kai Kobi Mikalsen) and the free improv duo Origami
Tacet (with double-bass player Michael F. Duch). He is currently
working as a coordinator, creating the open online archive of the
cultural network Origami Republika that he was the instigator of
in 1990. This open network now counts nearly 300 members from all
around the globe, all with different backgrounds and artistic accents.
commissions, presentations and workshops include a.o. Lux Center
For The Arts (Lincoln), Akershus Kunstsenter (Lillestøm),
Egmont Højskole (Odder), Kunsthøjskolen (Holbæk),
Kunsthøjskolen (Krabbesholm), Spinderihallerne (Vejle), ZKU
- Center For Art And Urbanistics (Berlin), Freies Museum (Berlin),
Avant Garde Festival (Schiphorst), Only Connect (Oslo), District
Berlin (Berlin), EKKO Festivalen (Bergen), Nødutgangfestivalen
(Bodø), Nicolai For Børn (Kolding), radiaL X (Lisabon),
Music Tech Fest (London), The Museum Of Mechanical Art & Design
(Stratford Upon Avon), Kinetica Art Fair (London), Gaïté
Lyrique (Paris), Éspacio Digital (Las Palmas), Sound Of Mu
(Oslo), Can Xalant (Mataró), Haus der Kulturen Der Welt (Berlin),
meta.morf biennial (Trondheim), Royal Academy Of Music (Århus),
Verwertung Festival (Berlin), Art=Adding Exhibition (Stettin) and
in support acts for Einstürzende Neubauten on various tours
(Lisboa, Málaga, Oslo, Århus, Hamburg, Bremen, Düsseldorf,
art is as hard to nail down as mercury, as contrasts within the
general collage is his main focus. This
makes it impossible to give a full description of his work.
approach to the artistic process is ritualistic, where hands-on
creation, low-threshold interaction and dynamics are among his main
is a traditionalist in the sense that he continues to follow and
add to the Merz ideas of Kurt Schwitters, meaning that he will play
any methods, means, materials or "art movement samples"
up against each other if the artwork demands it.