I seek to disrupt our visually saturated everyday, fearing that it makes us blind and insensitive. Trying to trigger the viewers imagination and attention, I search for new ways of seeing – seeing with other senses. With a background in photography, my work centres thematically around questions of perception and awareness. Through philosophical, historical and scientific sources on sight and perception I work in the intersection between the conceptual and bodily experience.
Through emptiness and reflection, flux and fixation, as well as sight in relation to other senses I look closer at simple and often forgotten objects and gestures of the everyday that have become invisible in their familiarity. I mainly work with artist books and installations. The results are often empty, believing that emptiness is full of potential. Artist books most important qualityfor me, is the direct and intimate contact it creates between the art work and the reader. The fact that it has to be experience through our fingers. My books are mainly handmade unique works. I print and bind them myself.
The books often have astrong sculptural quality, and try to stretch the traditional concepts of what a book is. Paper is one of my most important materials. Paper is the direct contact between artwork and reader. It forces us to experience not only with our eyes, but also with our fingers and skin. This is the most important of our senses, but most often ignored in our everyday surroundings. Paper forms and leads the experience. It can at the same time convey fragility, strength and sensuality. I also work with publishers creating more traditional projects like «Filicology – Angle 20» with Multipress Forlag (2017) and «Five captions of images missing from family albums» with HEAVY Books (2014). During BABF8 I'm presenting my latest project together with newer and older projects**