The Living Studio
In progress (2020 – ongoing)
In this project I explore elements of the studio and my practice: a circular archive, isolation and exchanges between the outside and inside. I sets these elements in tension with the sense of space and the ongoing process of gentrification.
Within the different studio spaces I have been working in for the past three years, I am exploring what it means to work in the isolation of a studio, being trained as a photographer. In the studio I store my collections of pictures, the images, collected, edited and re-edited over and over are all part of an ongoing circular archive. By using them again, I try to change perspectives, zoom in, edit and rework the images in collages or sculptural forms.
While working with the collections inside the studio, I take the concept of isolation with me in my work. Working with a constant longing for quietness, and withdrawal. I both isolates myself and at the same time isolate components from my collections, small pieces of the chaotic outside world, to be deconstructed, explored and reconstructed.
However isolated a studio space might be, the outside world always slips in. Sometimes it’s shadows or light moving through that keep track of time. Sometimes it’s more intentional, like when I focus my camera through the window to capture the surroundings of the studio. There the process of the ever changing city is taking place, buildings are being demolished, repurposed or falling apart.