Gilles & Cecilie was invited by Randaberg Kommune and KORO in Norway to participate in a competition to be the main artist for their new Culture House and School. In September 2016 they were announced winners and have since been spending the last year working to develop and installing 8 unique pieces.
Randaberg is situated South West in Norway neighbouring Stavanger. Gilles and Cecilie were invited to stay as Artists in Residence at Tungenes Lighthouse during the 8 week period they had to be on site painting several walls both outdoor and indoor.
The artwork form a path of murals, installations and digital artwork that are titled the Alphabet Project. The main aim was to link the library to the art. Gilles and Cecilie created bold, colourful, meaningful and interactive artwork through workshops with pupils, conversations with tutors and the council and research that made foundation for the artwork.
They collaborated with local craftsmen like sign makers, upholsterer, carpenter and welders to make sitting solutions, sound showers and large scale letterforms come to life.
The opening ceremony was composed by Nils Henrik Asheim ( Who composed the fanfare for the Lillehammer Olympics in 94) together with more than 140 volunteer musicians, youngsters and children in Randaberg. The Fanfare included sounds from Randaberg and used a spectre or sounds from cow bells, to old boat motors, from brass instruments to motorcossing. During the performance dancers held 1m tall painted MDF letters and composed words to showcase the artwork of Gilles & Cecilie to the audience before entering the building when opened 1st of September.