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/ Best Friends Forever /
/ It´s Nice to See You /
/ The Smallest Lobster /
/ Love Poem /
/ not titled /
/ Wonderland /
/ This Way or That Way /
/ From Happiness To Whatever /
/ OMG Welcome! /
/ Lost In Export /
/ Untitled /
/ Beyond The Pale /
/ We Were Never Alone Never Bored /
/ Someone Else, Somewhere Else /
/ As Simple As Clay /
/ Extreme Deep Field /
/ The Edge Of Vision, Or The Edge Of The Earth /
/ Re-en-act /
/ If It Wasn't /
/ A Conversation With Photography /
/ Too Many Words /
/ Guggenheim Stillspotting /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /

It´s Nice to See You

 

March 2017

Medium: Installation

Material: Sewing and mixed media on polyester / 150 x 150 cm.

 

Inspired by dictionaries and Wikipedia, It’s Nice to See You reveals the situations the artist finds herself in

on a daily basis whenever there is a discussion of political topics, immigrations or refugees alike: because

of the partial nature of Wikipedia entries, they often triggers misreadings and misinterpretations when retrieved.

Concerned with the complexity of things, the artist tries to avoid defining or interpreting gestures and solely

describe things in a language that is poetic, emotional and experiential. The presentation of the work resembles

the form of dictionaries or encyclopaedia, juxtaposes the poetic with the scientific, and offers a freedom of

interpretation to the reader. Texts are treated as textiles and are embroidered, out of respect for each organic

individual entity. In this way, the artist further develops her exploration of the relationship between the organic

and the artificial in We Were Never Alone Never Bored. The artist pays special attention to transient matters,

and reflects, in the process of replacing and removing the organic, upon the logic of urgency, to demonstrate

a certain form of nostalgiaia and to remind of the complexity intrinsic to things.

 

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