Ananda Serné

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An opera singer is doing vocal exercises in the darkness of a former iron ore mine.
The Italian word "opera" means "work", both in the sense of the labour done and as a result produced. 


Soprano: Bodil Arnesen
Sound recording: Håvard Sagen & Ananda Serné
Sound mastering: Sveinbjörn Thorarensen 


Opera is part of the collaborative project Book of Sand / Singular Hands with Matt Bryans, Håvard Sagen and Merete Jonvik. Together we explored the dormant mythologies of several artist-run spaces in Rogaland, Norway. 

Book of Sand / Singular Hands was supported by the Arts Council Norway, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Stavanger Kommune and Rogaland Fylkeskommune.