What is a body? How do we relate to our own, and those of others?
The body represents such an obvious, straightforward, physically tangible part of ourselves, yet is at once the holder of so many systems, symbols, emotions, opinions etc. It can be considered our most fundamental element, yet is also one of the most emotionally and politically charged themes within society and culture.
With great focus on the process and with my own body as well as the experiences and feelings that stem from it, I work with textiles, sculpture and drawing as my main mediums. By connecting the personal and the political in a contemporary context, I study questions regarding perceptions of bodies, bodily experiences and the relationship between the "body" and ourselves.
I’m interested in slow processes. I like those repetitive, obsessive working processes that puts myself in an almost meditative state. I like how it allows me to spend time with the object, which leads to developing a relationship to it, no matter how ambivalent that relationship might be. These relationships often consist of comfort and protection, but also fear and antipathy.
In the project, 'If you were your own' (2019), I focused on the nature of anxiety, asking myself what form it might take if 'anxiety' itself would be a physical entity of its own. I used crochet as technique, which allowed me to slowly build up the sculpture, letting it reveal its shape one line at the time.