Hå mottak poster

Cruelty Has a Human Heart – workshops @ Hå mottaksenter

August 1st - August 12th

Workshops @ Hå mottakssenter

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Desconocida Unknown Ukjent in Ciudad Juarez, El Paso and Mexico City

May 21st - June 4th 2016

Two week travel: solidarity, awareness, protest, and embroidery workshops in collaboration with local activists, families and journalists


Exhibition of Cruelty Has a Human Heart in Ullersmo prison

March 15th - end of april(?)

Stop #9 on project´s dialogue tour to different public spaces

3 Breath Galle Kallelan, tower room

Breath – site specific room installation @ Gallen-Kallela Museum, Helsinki

Januar 30th - May 29th, 2016

Performance drawings – breath onto ash onto light sensitive paper or drawing foil, in site specific installation using the tower rooms lines, curves, light and view, Akseli Gallen-Kallalas theme for his mausoluem and silence as bulding blocks.

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, detail label

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

2006 - ongoing

A global mass collaboration, protesting continuing murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Approximately 7900 hand embroidered nametags (by June 2016). Each 2 x 8 cm, stitched by 4800 individuals in about 500 globally arranged workshops


Cruelty Has a Human Heart – 83 objects for sale supporting the fight against extremism and organization JustUnitys work

August 29th - September 7th

Textile objects for sale supporting JustUnitys work to prevent and stop radicalization and extremism

Teaser A Heap of Apricots

A Heap of Apricots

July 2015

a 6 min teaser …. selected from a 21 min video


Exhibiting “Cruelty Has a Human Heart” in Public Spaces

2014 - 2016

Please contact me at if you are interested hearing more about this tour – as a possible participator in conversations or for a visit of the project.

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Book: “Cruelty Has a Human Heart”

October 2014

Art book – for sale in Oslo at Tronsmo bookstore, Bookstore at The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Norli bookstore Universitetsgaten, Torpedo Bookstore at Kunstnernes Hus; In Moss at House of Foundation and Gallery F15


Cruelty Has a Human Heart

2013 - 2014

Collaboration with philosopher Lars Fr. H Svendsen



2009 - 2011

A daily objective study of pain knotting knots in thin silk thread.

Skjermbilde 2014-06-26 kl. 11.16.15 PM

Humming – an invitation to “join me” for a walk…


I go for a walk in my neighborhood. I dont have other plans for my stroll than to walk and gather my thoughts as I move about..


Sheltered Memories


Three objects made of: Mahogany wood, mirror, non-reflective glass, embroidered label, unique recycled antique white metal. Each 3,1 x 6,3 x 7,7 inches/ 8 x 16 x 19.5 cm



2006 - ongoing, performed at openings of Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

A performance, using voice and silence, held at each exhibition opening where Desconocida Unknown Ukjent is installed.


Breath drawings – Breath rayographs

2006 - 2009/2016

A series of performance-drawings exploring breath, emotions and trace; capturing the breath´s power and volume. Using light-sensitive paper, Mylar drawing foil, or directly onto wall.

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About Lise Bjørne Linnert:

I am interested in art´s possibility to be a voice that can bring challenging or unpalatable questions closer, not to provide definitive answers but in order to enable reflection. My projects often take place over a longer period of time, in which investigating materials and theme are core elements.

Process, projects, performance, photography, drawing, textile, installations…