2017 - ongoing

- thread and lines to translate and investigate emotions – a work in progress

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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

1 Lise visits studio and Juarez

NI EN MORE – NI una más / ikke EN til / not one MORE – collaboration

2017 - 2019

A collaborative project merging art, fashion and activism to empower women and raise awareness and protest violence towards women

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Fra cellas indre (From the cell´s inside)

spring 2017 - spring 2018

New collaborative work in progress. Collaborating with priest Elisabeth Thorsen and inmates Ila prison


Cruelty Has a Human Heart @ Ila High Security Prison and Detention senter

March 13th - May 3rd

Stop #11 on Cruelty Has a Human Heart´s tour to public spaces.


Orange (Counting in progress…)

2016 - 2018

A work in progress….Site specific installation


Exhibiting Desconocida Unknown Ukjent @ Rubin Center, El Paso and Juarez Contemporary, Juarez

Feb 16th - June 16th 2017

Exhibition across US/Mexico border, live webconnection, sharing the fight against abuse and murders of women



2009 - 2011

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

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Cruelty Has a Human Heart – exhibition Hå gamle prestegard

Sept 3rd - Oct 9th

Both floors at Nye løa, including new works in dialogue with texts and drawings from people living at Hå mottakcenter

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Faces and Hands by Harald Gunnar Paalgard

12 min video by Harald Gunnar Paalgard, filmed during workshops at Hå mottakssenter

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Textile sculpture, including 75 cards with texts from people living in different Refuge camps in Norway (Oslo, Dikemark and Hå)

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Hands and Flags


Site specific installation of textile and 150 drawings made by people living at Hå mottak center

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Cruelty Has a Human Heart, version II

2015 - 2016

5 pieces, two sided work, made of layers of brown paper, acrylic paint, handembroidered texts, linen thread, beca thread, wood


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

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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.


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


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

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Cruelty Has a Human Heart in Oslo Cathedral, June 24th – September 28th

June 24th - September 28th

During the exhibition period there will be be several arrangements connected to the art installation. More information will be presented at and here

Cruelty Has a Human Heart at Deichmanske Main Library

October - November 2014

Fist stop

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Exhibiting “Cruelty Has a Human Heart” in Public Spaces

2014 - 2018

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

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Cruelty Has a Human Heart

2013 - 2014

Collaboration with philosopher Lars Fr. H Svendsen

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

Exhibition: Silent Space – Intensified Integreties

April 4th - April 30th 2014

65 299 Knots – a Pain Registry exhibited at Meinblau Atelierhaus, Berlin

Skjermbilde 2014-02-17 kl. 8.04.55 PM
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Humming – a work in progress

November 2013 - ongoing

Exploring silence by listening to the background noise that hums..

Exhibition: Remember Them, Victoria Gallery&Museum, Liverpool, Sept 27th 2013 – Jan 6th 2014

Sept 27th 2013 - Jan 6th 2014

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent installed at Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool


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

#113 Luleå, June 12th 2013
Skjermbilde 2012-11-02 kl. 4.38.55 PM

Det som vi har for oss selv (What we keep to ourselves)

2012 - in progress

A work in progress – a 6 min video sketch

Skjermbilde 2012-11-02 kl. 4.22.22 PM

Ukjent II


Traced, from studio

Restrained Traces

2012 - on going

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

#114 Fences Rovaniemi


2009 - ongoing

A documented wandering with a political and social connotation.


Pulse drawings

2004 - ongoing

Fingerprint dust, trace of pulse, graphite on semitransparent drawing film.
Site specific installation, 2004 – ongoing


In a mass-marketing economy a revolutionary song is any song you choose to sing yourself

2006 – ongoing

A selection from 1500 pencil drawings done daily on various paper.

Skjermbilde 2012-10-21 kl. 7.29.58 PM



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


Dialogos – Visual Conversation and Cold Coffee

2009 - 2010

A six months collaborative drawing project with artist Jone Skjensvold resulting in 15 m drawing foil installed on 9.3m table, wall drawing, 1 hour 17 min audio file. Exhibited at the Drawing Center, Oslo 04.03.2010 – 28.03.2010.


Trådlaus Omfamning. Threadless Embrace

11 - 12 Sept 2010

Performance embroidery on fence, installation size 60 cm x 20 meter,
photo and video documentation, Obrestad Lighthouse Jæren, 11- 12 Sept 2010, Collaboration with poet Helge Torvund



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.



2006 - 2007

22867+ used acupuncture needles, nylon strings
Dim variable, site specifi

Skjermbilde 2012-10-21 kl. 8.21.09 PM

Threading voices


The film Threading Voices came as a response to my visit to Ciudad Juárez in 2007.


White Noise

2006 - 2007

A collaborative project between Janine Magelssen and Lise Bjørne Linnert, sound artist Nils Olav Boe, choreographer and dancer Øyvind Jørgensen. The four artists have found areas of close proximity between the different works, which generates a dialogue between them. It is this conversation, which happens between the art pieces in the exhibition that creates the so- called “white noise”.


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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Breath drawings

2005 - 2007

Breath onto ash onto mylar paper, floor, or wall, graphite


Stealing Traces


Dirt, charcoal, wax on Mylar paper, dim variabel





Detach – Attach

2005 - 2006

Series of various installations based on repetitive patterns of actions, deconstruction – construction, and a homogeneous use of materials within each individual project.

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Site specific installation of 300+ piano wires


From My Kitchen Counter


Drawings using left overs from “cooking”, done directly on kitchen counter and documented with photo.

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