HÄR / TÄÄLLÄ / HERE
Installation at Energiverket, Jakobstad
My final work for Yrkeshögskolan Novia, Bachelor degree in fine art.
In a time where the society expands everything to become faster, more effective and more modern, a longing for a slower way of living arises in me. A life where we are going back to the knowledges that we have learned from the people before us, where we are helping each other, recycling and creating things by hand.
I went to pick up the small tree trunks when the forest where I grew up began to be chopped down summer 2018. The tree trunks became the start of my thesis that affects nature, a childhood in a
village, presence and space. My thesis is a dialogue between the materials. I centre around the process, proceeded from my own interest in handicraft, recycling and textile. The result is a village consisting of six several houses. The houses are built manually of tree trunks from the forest, and the walls and roof made out of different textile materials. The village is an installation where I am working with the room, the houses and textile materials.
I call my work ”Here”. There is a great need of physical locations in this rushing time that we are living in, a need of a place where you and me are able to have a break. That is what I am thinking of when I am building this installation. You are free to be in the room, to go inside the installation and touch the materials. My wish is that you will feel embraced in the room.