part of the equation
Angus-Hughes Gallery
London

The exhibition part of the equation centred around how conceptual deliberations and the aesthetic handmade can coexist to mutual benefit. With a deliberate appreciation, that the time-consuming handmade brings mindful thinking to the conceptual table. An embroidery ring is morphed into geometric heavy steel shapes and large fiber based black and white photographs have been draped into sculptural spheres.

The exhibited artworks predominately have their roots in a medical museum established in 1787 as represented in the handmade human-sized analogue photographs. Although Medical museums reflect on empirical scientific knowledge, we do all have some personal acquaintance with lived healing, which opens ajar the door – for us outwit of the medical professions – to question which knowledge that society chose to value.

There is no revolution in sight, rather perhaps a utopian wish to flatten the hierarchy of knowledge – to build bridges, especially to those fields with missing academic labels. The knowledge of craftswomen, like the glassmaker or patchwork seamstress, are present in the exhibited works on equal footing to the cerebral pursuits of academia that the photographs mirror or the curiosity-driven science like physics and neuroscience that seep into the titles.

This is the final exhibition in a trilogy of solo exhibitions that began with the exhibition Human Silver Halo at Medical Museion in Copenhagen (Denmark), followed by Mind Circles at BALTIC’s project room in Newcastle upon Tyne. The large-scale silver gelatin prints were all made during an artist residency at the Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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gaze-following (holding hands)
Hand printed analogue gelatin silver print, red ink. Diptych,
each H. 49 x W. 60 x D. 2.5 cm.
2012
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we draw some arbitrary line and rule out whole areas of investigation (part two)
Hand printed analogue gelatin silver prints, gummed tape, powder coated steel.
variable size, approx. H. 200 x W. 400 x
D. 400 cm.
2013
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NASA (mindfulness)
Ink drawing on copper.
H. 30 cm x L. 21 cm x W. 5 cm
2015 (2008)
Female Entanglement
Hand printed analogue gelatin silver print, relief.
H. 30 cm x L. 35 cm x W. 8 cm
2013
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strings attached
Metal embroidery thread, powder-coated steel, handmade cotton patchwork, wood.
H. 180 cm x W. 200 cm x D. 80 cm
2015
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Concealed Ovation (part two)
Silent video 4 min, looped,
Harpist Trine Opsahl.
2015
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we are the ashes of dying stars, we are nuclear waste
Hand printed analogue gelatin silver print, reclaimed wooden floor (South London Gallery), Borosilicate glass (medical grad), Mobilon band, powder coated steel.
H. 70 cm x W. 200 cm x D. 170 cm
2015
holding hands
Powder coated steel, wood, velvet.
Variable size, approx. H. 80 x W. 120 x
D. 20 cm.
2015
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