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Montage with nebulae

METRO Wed, May 26th

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Room to let
The Dancers
In an instant all will vanish

Making it come true
Don't look back
The way you see it
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Horse riding
Reader's wive's bedsheets
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Reader's Wive's Bedsheets

Readers Wives' Bed sheets Is an installation I made at Chelsea College of Art, formerly a military hospital. I subtly transformed one of the rooms into a space which both referred to the past and present use of the building.

By partially painting the walls, frosting the windows, placing a table and chairs in the room and putting a kettle in the corner of an already existing medical cabinet, the space turned into a confusing mix of possibilities: Is it an art therapy room? a meeting room? a waiting room?

The images stuck on the wall were made by reassembling images from"Readers Wives" (Soft -porn magazine "Razzle"). The body's were cut out and the remains of the original image (the bed-sheets, duvets and pillows) were used to construct new images. I also used a found image (a small house in the swedish countryside ) and two found ceramic hooks as "inspiration" or starting point.

I relate the physical activity of how I made this work to some of the techniques used in the psychoanalytical process, the 'Free Association' method. When intuitively re-assembling loose pieces of magazine cutouts the resulting in images reveal hidden thoughts and meanings. At the time, a close friend was terminally ill with cervical cancer, a disease closely linked to sex. I spent time with her in hospital waiting rooms and examinations. I later visited her in Sweden, which is where i spent my childhood, this might explain why most of the images resemble childish motifs.

I later turned the images of this project into a picture book.