Bertha Bollette Boyd: Among Mountains and Monasteries

Tonje Bøe Birkeland

Timespan, Sutherland

01 Sep - 08 Oct

Bertha Bollette Boyd: Among Mountains and Monasteries, is the first episode of Norwegian artist Tonje Bøe Birkeland’s Character #V which brings to life the character of mountaineer and author Bertha and her journey through Bhutan.

Constructed through photography, text, and objects, Birkeland’s female figures balance on the border between fiction and reality. In this episode, the landscapes of Bhutan form a stage-set for the performative act of making these images; character, creator and camera coming together to tell a story that merges past and present.

This event is supported by Creative Scotland.


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Plate #1, Tiger Nest 3120 masl (2016), Tonje Bøe Birkeland. Courtesy of the artist.