That House is an Odd Fellow

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This began with a party and exhibition that some friends arranged in a building in Malmö. The building had been retro-fitted into various kinds of functions over a few decades while still retaining some of the marks of its previous use. Like a fragmented character of a Samuel Beckett story, this structure caught my attention and I chose to hold onto it. The material accumulated between 2014 and 2016 and led to two exhibitions, containing photo, video, sketches, sculptural and painting based works alongside text. As a projection of a fragmentet personality onto a building structure, a house for a house to live in. In its two iterations the works that where shown spanned across painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound and five booklets/fanzines.

Through a process of sampling and abstraction of formal qualities a referential and anecdotal game formed. Not with the aim of objectiveness, but a play within this realm where all is true within its own parametres, a psyche that knows that all it thinks and feels is true, while also questioning it. A relational challenge among versions of oneself.

The stage like sculptures set-pieces which gradually formed where based on a collage process, blending characteristics from the building, as an attempt to make abstractions that held on to certain qualities and feelings from building I Malmö… The emerald green staircase, the marble tiles glued onto the plaster walls for so that the accent to the long abandoned dental clinic would seem chic. The neon light and turquoise green staircase leading you down to the basement with soft cork covered walls, warm lacker, slanting walls which unotachbly merged with the ceiling and the deep hum from the boiler room.

The exhibitions were presented at the Project room at KHM and the White room at IAC Malmö.