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This too shall pass

Bodø Biennale 2022, Rapida Balanse, Storm, 03.-04.09.2022

Mirrorwall, chalk on blackboard and painted canvas

Size wall: 2,4m x 10,8m floor: 10m x 6,3m 

Photo: Audun Selnes/ Ingeborg Annie Lindahl 

Team of curators: Hilde Methi and Elise Cosme Hoedmakers


Listen too Ellen Marie Sæthre-McGuirk about the installation, in Norwegian.. Sæthre-McGuirk is art historian and professor of Art and Design at Nord University.

00:00 / 09:05

Made to make my art accessible for the visually impaired - Ingeborg Annie


Ingeborg Annie Lindahl uses art to provoke us into a critical position in which one can reflect on ones own existence. “This too shall pass” is placed in the workout studio of Rapida Balanse in Bodø centrum. The audience is invited in to the installation in the hall Storm, where Lindahl experiments with drawing, scales, perspective and the presence of the audience. The process of creation continues throughout in a rhythm with the audience, pointing to the human intervention in nature.


The urban landscape of Bodø is in transformation. Does this affect how we relate to the environment, the diversity of nature, public health and well being? For Bodø Biennale Lindahl has focused on Landegode as a motif. In her work she explores how our view of the world around us changes in lock step with the development.



Supported by:


Date pilates sessions (35 min):

- Saturday 3 September: 12:00; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00

- Sunday 4 September: 10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 13:00


It is possible to view the art installation outside the pilates sessions and the artist talk during the following hours:

- Saturday: 11:00 - 12:00; 15:35 - 18:00

- Sunday:  09:00 -10:00; 14:30 - 15:00

- 20 min. between the group sessions (.35 - .55)



Rapida Balanse (group studio Storm), Sjøgata 6, 8006 Bodø



- Send your Name and preferred time for pilates session to

- Drop-in is possible without registration

The human idea of landscape and nature shapes our premises for rules and conduct, which again shapes our actions and knowledge. She is inspired by the opposite impulses of destruction an conservation of nature. In her chalk drawings questions of the future and why we are the way we are arises. Her work processes our conflicting ideas of nature and sets realism against idealism. What do we protect and conserve in nature, and what do we sacrifice and let go?



Chalk on a board is a pedagogical instrument and Lindahl’s art gives associations to school and science. It questions whether we perceive the world in a preconditioned way. Chalk combines geology, biology and epistemology. Chalk as a material points to a manifestation of change, both in how knowledge is constructed and to how nature is in a constant change, often influenced by humans.


Through the last decade Lindahl has examined “sense of place” through art, with an immersion in the human appreciation of constancy. Her artistry could be viewed as a life long and slow exploration of our relationship to the world. The art makes a connection between the physical and corporeal to the nonphysical, non-corporeal. Her voluminous installation and poetical expression ended in  deconstruction during an unannounced performance in conjunction with her art talk Sunday 4th September 2022.

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