Just grab everything and hold onto it forever and never let it go even when it's the responsible thing to do


Nye Bokboden 18.-27.6.2022

Cotton tread on water repellent polyester, polyester filling


Just grab everything and hold onto it forever and never let it go even when it's the responsible thing to do combines text and textile sculpture, through slow processes such as embroidery and text. Thematically, the exhibition explores the object's consciousness, and its relationship to the world it exists in. In this project, the sculptural works are given voice and a language through text, which the audience can experience and interpret through their own inner voices. Through this there may be a way into the object's mind via the audience's inner emotional life. By planting small thoughts, the sculpture achieves its purpose, which is to hold the symbolic value humans give it. That's no small job. The project is rooted in object-oriented ontology, and is inspired by the psychoanalyst DW Winnicott's work on object attachment, known as 'transitional objects.'

The exhibition was supported by Bergen Municipality.



︎︎︎Photo: Henrik Koppen