Inmeridiem
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How does it work?

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Inmeridiem is an artwork by Pedro Gómez-Egaña at the Oslo public library Deichman, Bjørvika.

Inmeridiem centres on a single stone taken from Akerselva river, and brought into the Oslo public library, a site whose purpose is the assemblage of knowledge. Inmeridiem investigates the library’s relation to the river, as well as our own relation to bodies and things. The artwork invites one viewer per day to be with the stone for 10 minutes. The experience includes kinetics, music, and text.

The artwork can be visited by one person per day, and is experienced at the exact moment between sunrise and sunset. Use the "book your spot" button to book your spot.

Spots are released throughout the year. If you don’t find a spot available, please try again on another day.

More information on contact@inmeridiem.com

Artist website: www.pedrogomezegana.net
Credits

Artistic direction, music and text: Pedro Gómez-Egaña
Music inspired by Victor Jara’s instrumental work “La Partida”

Norwegian Translation: Mette Edvardsen
Technical director: Bart Callebaut
Project manager: Nikhil Vettukattil 
Furniture design: Marianne Andersen
Space and web design: Karoline Bakken Lund
Website production: Magnus Andreas Hagen Olsen

Engineering in collaboration with Sirris, Belgium
Project manager: Bas Rottier
Stephan Masselis, Stijn Gielis, Jakob Kesteloot, Tom Martens
System architect and lead developer: Gaetan Hug
Software engineer: Jithu Nair

Geological advisor: Henrik Svensen
Sound engineering: Andrew Baardsen (Luft Recordings)
3D drawing: Erik Marynissen, Erik de Wulf 
Woodwork: Joost Kramer
Waterjet: L&D Waterjet, Diest Belgium
Glasswork: Pierre Glass, Vilvoorde Belgium
Metalwork: Diametal, Herentals Belgium
Photography: Yamile Calderón, 
Videography, Belgium: Brent Herdewyn
Videography Oslo: Lumo Polar

Partners
Kunstakademiet - KHIO
Zilberman Gallery

Editorial partner, publisher: Archive Books,

Commissioned by:
Oslo Kommunes Kunstsamling
Deichman, Bjørvika

Main art committee:
Per Hess
Knut Skansen
Vibeke Skaaia
Kristin Danielsen
Svein Lund
Else Haavik

Art committee for temporary art projects:
Ottar Ertzeid 
Merete Lie 
Svein Lund 
Bente Bømark Hanssen
Zasha Colah
Marianne Zamecznik
Else Haavik
Press links:
Deichman
Oslo Kommunes Kunstsamling
Avisa Oslo
Morgenbladet
Magasinet Kunst
The Inmeridiem book is published by Archive Books (Berlin, Milan, Dakar)
edited by Marianne Zamecznik, Zasha Colah and Pedro Gómez-Egaña
includes contributions by

Elizabeth Povinelli
Cecilia Vicuña
Sarah Lookofsky
Barbara Santos
~buipu
and more

(More information coming soon)
A series of walks, talks, and events related to the questions addressed by the artwork. The events are developed in collaboration with Deichman library, and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The programme will be updated continuously.
Event programme
(More upcoming events to be announced)
Past events
Opening of Inmeridiem Sept 22 2021
Inmeridiem begins on the autumn equinox, September 22 at 13:09.
The artwork will be inaugurated with a small ceremony at Deichman Bjørvika when Kjersti Hovden, member of Miljøforeningen Akerselvas Venner (friends of river Aker) will be the first official person to experience the artwork.
Inmeridiem is an artwork that happens once a day, for an audience of one, at the precise moment between sunrise and sunset. The artwork is installed on the third floor of Deichman library, Bjørvika from September 22, 2021 to September 23, 2022.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it last?
The whole experience lasts about 15 minutes, but please reserve no less than 45 minutes for your visit. It is important that you are on time as the artwork can only be activated within a limited time frame. If you don’t show up by you check-in time, we will offer the experience to someone at the library.
How do I get there?
Check in at the information desk - Third Floor, Deichman library, Oslo
Anne-Cath. Vestlys plass 1
0150, Oslo
Does it cost anything to book a spot?
No.
What if I’m late?
If you are more than 15 minutes late, your spot will be offered to another person at the library. Please let us know if you can’t make it by Emailing contact@inmeridiem.com
When can I visit?
When you click on “Book your Spot” you will find a window with all available spots. Note that all available spots are around the midday hours.

As you are the only guest for the day, we kindly ask that you are mindful of your place and inform us at contact@inmeridiem.com if you need to cancel, no matter if your cancellation comes close to the time of activation.
Can I bring someone with me?
Inmeridiem is for one person only. You can bring someone with you, but we ask that they remain at a distance. It is OK for your companion to take pictures/video from a distance.
Everything is booked, how can I see it?
Spots are released on the 15th of every month. You can also make individual date requests outside the months available by writing to contact@inmeridiem.com.
Tickets (free) are released on the 15th of each month (until 23.09.2022)

Booking can be made through the eventbrite link here.

If you have a special request outside released dates please write to contact@inmeridiem.com.