Snakes, Seals and Stones


Visningsrommet USF, 10-19.05.19

Sculptures and installations in various materials: textile, copper, steel, rice, polyester filling and pool noodles.


It turned out just the way she had envisioned. The shapes are open and the materials are soft. Yet a touch of doubt lingers. Was this what the fabric wanted to become? Was this the shape the fibers should be pushed into? As the creator one tries to keep control over the objects, but has to admit that this is an impossible task. The matter squirms away from rigid urges to be defined, and through the eye of the viewer transforms into something new every time it's encountered.

It's natural to ask what this is, this thing we are looking at, but there is no right or wrong answer. It's not always easy to know if one should pick the work apart, slowly and meticulously, to try to explain it all with big words and connections.

Try to forget the original thought, and keep in mind that there is not just one conventional understanding of what a shape can be. That the objects are first completed by memory – but sometimes they are just things in themselves. They sit there, minding their own business, before being interrupted and packed away.

Snakes, Seals and Stones is the result of two years in the studio for recent graduates at Kunstnerverksteder CS55 (2017-2019).



With support from Bergen Kommune




Photos: Andreas Dyrdal



Overview - Room I


Komposisjon nr 1

2018
Stretch velour, printed polyester, printed furniture velour, tufted cotton mat, metallic polyester knit, poly-fill




Transitional object nr 1

2016
Faux fur, poly-fill, fishing line




Wavy Lines

2018
Wet-look polyester spandex, poly-fill



Overview - Room I


Snakes, Seals and Stones

2019
Faux fur, printed faux suede, rice, poly-fill




Folded Lines 1-3

2018
Metallic polyester lamé, printed polyester, sportstretch lycra honey, poly-fill, steel nails




Lycra Honey Knot

2018
Sportstretch lycra honey, pool noodle



Wavy Lines, Soft Metals

2019
Wet-look polyester spandex, poly-fill, chromed copper, rice



Fat Snake

2019
Printed polyester jersey, cotton interfacing, metallic polyester knit, poly-fill



Mimicking the cozy

2018
Faux fur, rice, chromed copper



Seal Knots

2018
Printed faux suede, poly-fill



Optimistic object on fat pillow

2019
Marble-printed velour, faux fur, floor pillow, poly-fill



Overview - Room I


Soft Snakes I

2019
Faux fur, metallic polyester lamé, rice, poly-fill



Soft Snakes II

2019
Faux fur, metallic polyester lamé, rice, poly-fill



Moss

2017
Multicoloured velour, poly-fill, steel



One Line, Crossing

2019
Printed polyester, cotton interfacing, metallic polyester knit, poly-fill



Overview - Room I


Overview - Room II


Reclining Stone

2019
Digital print on velour, velvet, poly-fill 



Knots

2019
Marble-printed velour, poly-fill



One line, moving slowly from one end to the other

2018
Polyester thread on bleached cotton



It Waits for Time to Slowly Crumble

2019
Printed faux suede, marble-printed velour, lycra honey sportsstrech, poly-fill, polyester wadding



Soft Metals

2018
Steel, metallic polyester lamé, poly-fill



Soft Metals

2019
Chromed copper, lycra honey sportstretch, poly-fill



Overview - Room II


Komposisjon nr 4

2019
Printed polyester, sequined fabric, faux fur, digital print on faux suede, metallic polyester knit, poly-fill, polyester wadding



Komposisjon nr 6 (Wavy Lines)

2018
Wet-look polyester spandex, poly-fill, chromed copper, marble-printed velour



Folded line 4

2018
metallic print on polyester,, cotton interfacing, polyfill, steel nails



Soft Line 1

2018
Faux fur, polyester thread



Wavy Lines

2019
Printed cotton, wet-look polyester spandex, lycra honey sportstretch, polyfill




Overview - Room II


Folded line 5-6

2018
Printed polyester, metallic polyester knit, cotton interfacing, poly-fill, steel nails





Ophidian

2018
metallic print on polyeste r, poly-fill

Pochoid

2019
faux fur, poly-fill





Pink

2018
Printed polyester, cotton interfacing, polyfill



Overview - Room II


Seal

2018
Minky fleece, poly-fill