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A distributed sadness
Petter Buhagen

A distributed sadness, Petter Buhagen

A distributed sadness,
Petter BuhagenA distributed sadness
Petter Buhagen
Hverdag Books
Norwegian, English

Text by Sara Sølberg.


Edition of 100
56 pages
145 x 195 mm
ISBN 9788293633143


A distributed sadness is a visual essay that explores where the digital and physical worlds meet. The work can be read as a poetic critique of the attention economy, with a text by Sara Sølberg. Performatively produced at the new National Museum in Oslo in August 2022 as part of the opening exhibition I call it art.

About the Artist
Petter Buhagen (b. 1983, Trondheim) is a Norwegian interdisciplinary artist who, through his practice, is concerned with human-made systems and translations of information between digital and analogue formats. By emphasising specific aspects in our relationship to technology, his works invites reflections on topics such as intimacy and publicity, temporarily and archiving, tactility and immateriality, nature and machine. Buhagen was educated at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and The Arts Institute at Bournemouth. He is based in Oslo.

About the Contributor
Sara Sølberg was born in 1983 in Trondheim. She made her debut in 2016 with the novel Seismic Shock, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas First Book Award.

About the Publisher
Hverdag Books is a micro press and self-publishing studio, est. 2016 by the artist Jessica Williams and located in Moss, Norway. Hverdag publishes unique and experimental editions for and about the everyday. Hverdag has an in-house publishing workshop based around a Risograph CV3230 with 8 drums (colors) and gives frequent-ish workhops in self-publishing and risograph printing.