wood, pink spray, hight apr. 170cm, photo documentation
A forest area situated between the suburbian houses and the enlightened crosscountry piste has been regulated for building new houses.
One day the truncks alongside the tracks is marked with pink spray. Some weeks later the landscape is totally transformed. It’s lying there open, big ponds is covering the mud from where the excavators has runned over. The sharp edge of the forest is standing there as an aimless wall. The timber has been stacked in several meters tall rows down towards the road.
Here the asphalt will sparckle on rainy days. Here massproduced modules with included downlights will bounce up and get a house number and a fence. Here the sporty housewifes will run to and frow with bags filled from the interior shops and the men will fill the garage with biking equipment and the livingroom with a television with thousands of channels.
I collect some branches and some logs that’s been left behind. I make a chair and a table of the pieces that has been growing there where the new asphalt will be covering the ground. I cover it with pink spray.
linden wood, 17 parts, various size
When people developed printing and casting techniques it ment the start of massproduction. When it comes to our relation to fire and the increasing production of iron stoves, it meant an enourmous change in the living conditions for many people. The fire wich we today can compare to electricity and gaz is what makes people gather. It’s related to this that we stay warm and clean, we eat, we share knowledge and culture. The Stove is made of wood, that is the original, before one starts casting in iron. In that way it represent what was before the stove, like an embryo. It’s made in seventeen parts wich can be mounted in to a stove or a trolley. Together with the object there is a video. Here one can see how the stove travels through time as a tourist or a pilgrim to meet one of its descendants, a nuclear power plant.
three pipes, spruce, 266cm x 40cm
Working with the decoration for VNG Norge, I particularly wanted to make something that combined my own interest for infrastructure, the concrete and symbolic anchoring the individual has to its surroundings, to the oil and gaz company VNG.
I chose to make pipes. Think about the fact that some of the reservoirs is as deep as five thousand meters. The pipes are the stomach of the oil industry.
The work consists of three pipes, linked to the expression The oil adventure. In Norway the word for adventure and fairytale is the same. In fairytales the magic number is three. There are for example three competitors, three obstacles and three aids.
The pipes is made of wood. The idea was to create a tension between the available and known witch many people perceive the wooden material to be, and the peripheral, tremendous and technological that many people imagine the oil operations.
animation, 23 sec (please press comment to watch)
animation, 37 sec (please press comment to watch)
plywood and ink, 40cm x 20cm
The wall of psoriasis, osb plank, 40cm x 30cm x 3cm
The Gap, plank, 4cm x 15cm x 1cm
I made a gap in a piece of plank, to look inside. There was of course more plank, more of the wooden material. But I gave it more air somehow. I opened it. In another way, if I wanted to release everything of the material, I could have smashed it into tiny pieces, but then it would no longer be that piece of plank