Exhibition: Cruelty Has a Human Heart in Moss Church in exhibition “Ich Ruf zu Ihr”

Oct 11 - Oct 25th 2015

Cruelty Has a Human Heart, Marian Heyerdahls “Terracotta women” and Bach reopens Moss church


Exhibition: Desconocida Unknown Ukjent in group exhibition “The Common Thread – Sexual Violence against Women in Contemporary Art”, Munich

Nov 5th - Nov 30th

Participating artists: Barbara Hartmann (DE), Lise Bjørne Linnert (N), Stephanie Müller & Klaus Erich Dietl (DE), Shari Pierce (US). Curated by Dr. Alexandra Verena Mackel

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, detail label

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

2006 - ongoing

A global mass collaboration, protesting continuing murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Approximately 7000 hand embroidered nametags (by Noevmber 2015). Each 2 x 8 cm, stitched by 4800 individuals in about 450 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.

4 forarbeid

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..

Skjermbilde 2014-05-08 kl. 1.15.37 PM

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

Traced, from studio

Restrained Traces

2012 - on going

Performance drawings, charcoal, pencil on Saunders waterford paper, 162x152cm

Skjermbilde 2012-10-21 kl. 7.29.58 PM



A performance by choreographer and dancer Runa Rebne (movement) and Lise Bjorne Linnert (voice)



2006 - ongoing

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


Breath drawings – Breath rayographs

2006 - 2009

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…