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Vandring genom staden

"I have spent the last year making my own pigments out of materials from nature. I have lived my whole life in Stockholm. The exhibition is based around a number of walks from my home to my studio, from September to October.

I live in the newly built district Norra Djurgårdsstaden. I have lived there since April 2018, and this is the first time I'm situated in the northern part of Stockholm. Starting from my home, I have crossed the inner city through city parks, plazas, forest paths, alleys and high traffic roads to get to my studio situated in Konstfacks facilities in Telefonplan. The different paths have been 11,7 km on average, and taken between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 hours each.

I have gathered found materials in a sixtyfive litre backpack and carried them to my studio, where I've continued my research. By boiling, diluting, grinding, purifying, etc., I've produced various pigments. Then I've bound the pigments with gum arabic or bone glue, or boiled them with fabrics, to produce the series of paintings that are shown in the exhibition.

The tools I've used during my walks are labels, a flora book, plastic bags, secateurs, a spade and water.

The tools I've used during the pigment making are alum, ammoniac, cans, saucepans, containers, soda, potash, a thermometer, water, and vinegar."

Exhibition text (oct. 2018)

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