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. Another important issue here is the interplay between hard and fragile entities. Despite the relatively harsh atmosphere in these types of surroundings I’ve noticed fragility and beauty also within the hardest of materials and constructions. How the (un)balance between harder and softer values are constituted on conscious and unconscious levels individually and collectively, and how this materialize I find particularly interesting.

This project takes shape in spatial installations with oil paintings, sound and accents of sculptures, video, performance and text. Parts of the Borderlands series has been shown at Galleri 21 in Malmö and at No space, NAV and Studio Mossutställningar in Stockholm. More recent works within the series take a more minimalist and meditative turn.
 
 
 


 
 

BORDERLANDS @ Allkonstrummet, Studio Mossutställningar, STOCKHOLM 2018

 

 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 

Installation views

 
 

Found fragment 2017 – oil on canvas, 155 x 140 cm

 
 

Fragmented friend from the borderlands 2017 – oil on canvas, 165 x 140 cm

 
 

BORDERLANDS 2017 – installation with found objects, audiovideo, ipad, bluetooth speakers, 16 min 26 s, sizes variable

 
 

The film BORDERLANDS is a fragmented AV-piece with an emphasis on the audio and gaps open to fill up with subjective imagery. The soundtrack, which surrounds the whole exhibition space, is a slightly longer version of the separate sound piece below

 
 

Borderlands 2017 – sound piece, 14 min 43 s

 
 

Becoming bone, chalk 2018 – oil on canvas, 165 x 75 cm

 
 

Fragment 7 2017 – oil on canvas, 165 x 135 cm

 
 

Materialized mindsets, unconscious 2018 – oil on canvas, 165 x 140 cm

 
 

Tire(d) to death, burned to beauty 2018 – oil on canvas, 165 x 140 cm

 
 

GOOD YEAR 2017 – found object, 91 x 31 cm

 
 

Through encoded filters 2017 – oil and concrete particles on canvas, 168 x 217 cm

 
 

Dissolving 2018 – oil on canvas, 165 x 75 cm

 
 

Blue relief 2018 – oil on canvas, 165 x 135 cm

 
 

meteoRite 2018 – casted tin, 26 x 10,5 x 0,5 cm