Founded in 2010, Longva+Carpenter is a collaborative partnership with Norwegian multi-media artist Terese Longva and US visual art performer Laurel Jay Carpenter. As interdisciplinary artists, Longva+Carpenter share interests in site, duration and the accumulation of action. The pair collaborates to present new works that manipulate the body and time in their investigation of personal longings, feminist ideologies and political urgencies.
Longva+Carpenter’s Needs Trilogy, consisting of the durational performance/installations 'Hunger,' 'Thirst' and 'Shelter' has been exhibited at the Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen) in Norway; Big Orbit Gallery in Buffalo, NY; Microscope Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn; and Rochester Contemporary Art Center in Rochester, NY. The artists have presented their work in co-lectures at Alfred University, University of Northern Iowa and Ålesund Art School.
More recently, Longva+Carpenter presented new work at the Prague Quadrennial, Czechia; Art Ii Biennial, Finland; Kunsthaus Essen, Germany; NOoSPHERE Arts, New York City; International Festival of Ephemeral Art, Poland; as well as the Between Sky & Sea International Festival on Herdla Island, and the Kunstbanken Hedmark Performance Festival in Hamar, both in Norway.
Their co-edited monograph "10 Together: Performances by Longva+Carpenter," published by PABlish in 2022, was honored with the Best Publication Award at the 2023 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space.