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ARTIST STATEMENT

I was 7 years old and stole my best friends marbel. My mum told me her dad would never let me in their house again. I still remember returning it, choked up, frightened, shamed and pale.

 

My work evolves out of the concept of a conscience. Using symbolism of oneself in elements of qualms, belonging and language - the point of interest often lingers into questions of shame, guilt and confession. I see the conscience as a constant relationship between ourselves and others built on ideas, representations and expectations of social agreements. As something universally personal.

 

Elaborating sound, sculpture, moving image and text I work in various ways of installation. The subjects and physical materials are touched upon both in direct meaning and metaphorically. As It is thought of to exist in layers; what you see, what you feel and what you think. Just as a conscience works on every level of conscious action both before, during and after doing. I want to place the viewer within the work and by time slowly encounter some notion of what a conscience is or how we look at it.

 

“Would you do increasingly bad things to make things better?”

 

I look at my material as how it can continue a question rather than answering it. Bringing in conversations and interviews to the work as a strive to play with our association to understanding as well as seeing. It continues into social structures; media, law, politics, group dynamics and as I speak of it, the phenomena almost embodies a person itself. Someone named conscience. It becomes a conscious method, a subconscious behavior and an environmental practice. The work acts as fragments in a continuation of mapping these ideas.

 

The core of interest lies in the why; as a fundamental experience, but also in the how; representations and phenomena - its pictures and concepts.