Någon la en sten på en annan sten, men det är inte mina stenar, det är stenarnas stenar och det som är materiellt har en livslängd i att de löses upp i mindre beståndsdelar vid någon tidspunkt och omvandlas till annat.
Someone put a stone on another stone; but they are not my stones, they are the stone’s stones, and that which is material has a lifespan that will sooner or later dissolve into smaller parts and become transformed into something else.
Ongoing project within the program Cultural Documents in Filignano, Italy
Installation view: Cultural Documents Artists’ Studios, Cultural Documents, Filignano, Piazza Municipio, Filignano, Italy
Cultural Documents ︎
Material list: Cedar root system that I got from a family in the village, I also got help from the farmer, Bruno, to move them with his tractor to the work space, walnut wood, a sledgehammer and a large key. Olives, twigs, flowers and garbage from the garden, a kitchen towel, pig bones from the dish ”stinko de maiale” from the restaurant in the village, wood glue, old sour red wine, brushes, glass containers, small yellow bowls, a sprout from a porcupine that I found in the mountains above the village, sandals, rope, walking sticks that walked up several mountains the year before, metal tools, sponge painted with the pink local flower ”bella di notte”, lemon wood, scents from greenery and herbs from the garden,
scent from drying red wine, scent from freshly worked cedar wood, an appropriated stick in the ceiling with small pieces of threads attached to it, two flower pots with flowers, a black local snake that I found dead in the basement, a marble sheet that shows a hole in the door behind it in sun light that simmers through, a painting with snake skin, red wine and wood glue, a chainsaw chain, the tip of a hand saw, a grinding wheel, two powerful lights in the basement that lighted up two grids from underneath which has been used to throw down grapes to make wine in the basement in older days, furniture oil and a mended garage door.
Photo credits: Lena Bergendahl and Max Ockborn
With support from Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation