Borderlands stems from a conceptual context I’ve been immersed into since 2014 when doing my Masters project. In this context themes like ecology in its extended version (mental, social, environmental) and the anthroposcene has paired with a longtime interest in the human psyche and its changes all way back from prehistoric times until the neoliberal now. The borderlands of civilization – often unnoticed raw industrial outskirts between city and land – has become a point of departure. Especially the torned, undefinable fragments I’ve found in such spaces. These excrements, left like everlasting, post-apocalyptic fossils of our current era, appear as if extracted from a collective unconscious against a backdrop of rural areas deprived of their actual value.
This interest takes shape mainly into spatial installations with sound, oil paintings and accents of sculptures, video, performance and text.
BORDERLANDS 2017 – audiovideo / audio visual installation, 16 min
The film BORDERLANDS is a fragmented audio visual piece with lots of black gaps open to fill up with subjective imagery. There is an emphasis on the audio – which simultaneously is a sound piece when installed in an exhibition space where the soundtrack plays also in other rooms. The narrative of this work is a crystallization of the broader project Borderlands.
Borderlands 2017 – installation / soundtrack / performance, 16 min
Fragmented friend from the borderlands 2017 – oil painting, 165 x 140 cm
Fragment 7 2017 – oil painting, 165 x 135 cm
Found fragment 2017 – oil painting, 155 x 140 cm
(presented like this with several other paintings at the group show Augusti [R]evolution @ NAV, curated by Antoine & Amanda Studios, STOCKHOLM 2017)