slutförvaringslåda (final disposal box)

Size of box: 166x174x50. Completed August 2021

In the box is The Caspian Sea Project from 2019 displayed in two trays. One contains the 16 insignificant objects found on the beach by the Caspian Sea in 1999. The other contains three note books and the final dissertation that I completed in June 2019. 

On the lid is the story of the Project. I reflect on the meaning of it and the meaning of making a box for it two years later. In the process of manufacturing the box to contain the bits and pieces I realized the I had finally distanced myself from an academic frame of mind. The issue of insignificance that was very prominent at the time has not faded away completely. It has become integral in my creative work and I don’t feel a need to analyse it anymore.

pratminnen (chat memories)

Book size: 105×147 mm. 120 pp. Digital print (text and reproductions of sketches). Original drawings. Book and box Completed February 2021

The graphic mind maps that helped me compose the simple dialogues of the eight Chat books in 2018 reappeared early last year 2021. I decided to include the drawings in a little book that revisits the project and presents the Chat books in a new way. The method of drawing mind maps has been helpful in my practice and I am discussing it on the first and last twelve pages. The size of the original maps are A4 so I hade to cut and fold them to mak A6 – the size of the book. To give the reader an overview of the maps a reduced reproduction is fitted onto a spread. The dialogues of the eight small Chat books are presented in three columns on a single page each which makes them more accessible, but different from they sensuous experience of slowly turning the soft pages of the original books.

The gallery shows ten successive spreads, the box and one original miniature Chat book, size 33×43 mm.