The aim of my art making is to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct structures that intersect in natural, social and economic domains and to challenge collective mind constructions. I am especially interested in structures that have an impact on everyday life and seem to trigger a vicious circle. I like to challenge these existing structures in order to stimulate reflection on habits, normative behaviour and routines, and to eventually explore alternatives. As a part of my work, I assume and value the interconnectedness and dialogical experience between the artist and their audience. Involving other artists, experts, audience or local community in my work emphasizes this dialogue within my art making and allows for the emergence of a relational perspective on art and its societal meaning.
During my time in Cambridge I made the work “Funability”. The work echoes on the time we have with respect to creating a sustainable world and how structures, perceptions and language is involved. A work that emerged out of conversations that took place during my two week residency with other artists, academic institutions, corporations and community initiatives.
In my recent work I continue with this interest in structures and I reflect on enormous economic constructions and the impact they have. I am interested in the material and the makers, how we relate and connect to them. These connections are often not visible anymore, skewing our perception of these products. In my works “Smoothie take-over” or “Denim Economics” I intervene through performances and installations but also by interacting directly in the market place and by setting up or cooperating directly with businesses.
What I share with people in this e-collective is my connection with nature, the environment and interest in interacting with the community. Although we are not activists per se, we share an interest and concern with respect to the environment. For me e-collective function as an inspirational source, a mirror and it is an interesting group of peers with different views to exchange thoughts and to collaborate with.
At the same time the e-collective is an exciting experiment to see how a collective functions where most of the people are physically apart and are not working in the same building or town but connect through digital platforms. In this way the e:collective is also directly involved in technical processes and explores how an international artist collective can connect on global and local level.