- Construction, Paper Art from Pulp
at Embassy of Sweden Gallery in Tokyo, April 1-18, 2008
a sheet of paper you can talk about destruction and construction. Destruction
of the raw material into separate fibres and construction of the fibres
into a sheet of paper. Paper is defined as a product of intertwining plant
Years of experience have released my own expression. The "second skin"
appearance as a result of the shrinkage from well hydrated pulps as well
as layer by layer of different beatings of more or less shrinking pulps
give me endless possibilities for my 2-D and 3-D works.
What is the message? I cannot govern the impression in the viewers mind.
As an example, let me tell you about my installation Orifices.
As moulds for Orifices I have used effluent tubes borrowed from two water
and wastewater workers in a road construction near my house. These rigid
moulds help me governing the shrinking process.
From an orifice something is coming out. What is this flow? Maybe bad
or good news? Maybe bad or good things? Perhaps the pipe is clogged resulting
in nothing coming out. Is this for bad or for good? This is depending
on the receiver.
artist you can also speak of a counter-flow many times. Artworks are hopefully
resulting in reputation and in money - but usually the contrary!
Destruction or construction, flow or counter-flow could be catchwords
for this exhibition. Destruction of the raw material into separate fibres
and construction of the fibres into a sheet of paper are the ways of obtaining
the material for my works. But what is coming out when the flow of the
tiny fibres in my pulp is gradually arrested, when the sheet of paper
is allowed to dry? The frozen stream is showing something.
see - just see it with an open mind.
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