Propositions for the Landscape - Exhibition Opening
Nordic Artists´Centre Dalsåsen, Studio 1
October 6th, 2010 - 18.30h
The project Propositions for the Landscape creates poetic, temporary gestures in the landscape of Norway by implementing knitted devices (material interfaces) that establish subversive - and often absurd - relationships between the body and its environment. It is exploring the re-appropriation of the physical by using material strategies as a cultural tool, negotiating the boundaries between bodies, the non-constructed (nature) and the constructed (textile interfaces).
The proposed knitted interfaces between body and landscape are operative instruments - devices to process bodily interaction with the environment being transformed into communication tools by people living in the region. It is geometry that is used as a vehicle of imagination and it is the physical towards the structural that is of specific interest here - form is apprehended as elements enter into physical action. The work folds open and back upon a series of structures, provoking a constant re-organization of the object-subject-environment relation.