Anne Cecilie Lie

Through her work, Anne Cecilie Lie (NO, b. 1983) examines how to create in our current geological era proposed as the Anthropocene, with its accompanying philosophical and ethical questions, as well as for possible futures. She points out blind spots in social and built structures and proposes new alternatives for co-existence. Lie works with sound, performance, installation, and text; alone and in collaboration with others in creative fields and fields of science, with knowledge producers such as educational institutions and libraries and local communities. Site-specificity, cross-pollination, and research are intrinsic to her work, inspired by Donna Haraway’s theories of tentacular thinking, based on feministic, post-colonial, scientific and science fabulating approaches to collaborative futures with humans and non-humans alike. Object-Oriented Ontology and Timothy Morton’s concept of Dark Ecology are also significant influences, where ecology includes all life and “non-life,” such as technology. Though her works are highly dependent on research collaborations, Lie is not interested in research dissemination. Creating platforms for critical discussion, it is for her equally important to obscure and fabulate. Lie holds an MA in scenography from the Norwegian Theatre Academy and a BA in Fine Arts from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts.