orphaned before birth set the tone for a fractured respect done good in a system broken to societal interventions
“History and elegy are akin. The word “history” comes from an Ancient Greek verb meaning “to ask”. Now who asks about things—about their dimensions, weight, location, moods, names, holiness, smell—is an historian. But the asking is not idle. It is when you are asking about something that you realise you yourself have survived it, and so you must carry it, or fashion it into a thing that can carry itself.”
The piece “done or broken” is the continuation of a series of hyper-fragile objects, bowls, things that carry nothing but themselves and dismantle under the slightest touch. An exploration into the borders of existence, the outer edges of what can be held, carried, contained. Reminding us in times of economic crisis, political despair, and environmental catastrophe where change is desperately sought and needed when systems become more complex and fragile that the weakest link might be the most powerful. As every grain of sand has the capacity to be the Rosetta Stone, every member of society holds power to support or dismantle the system – till it’s done or broken.
So the dervish keeps dancing. Dancing, spinning, turning, till all is done. Or broken.
Title : done or broken
Year : 2022
Role : Experience Designer
Is : a derwish piece
Should be : eternally dancing
Will : continue till we believe we can try
done or broken will be shown in the exhibition “Studio Talks / The 5th Wall” at gallery Platina during the Stockholm Craft week. With works from Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Karolina Hägg, Magnus Liljedahl, Anders Ljungberg, Sissi Westerberg and Simon Westling.
Opening September 29th 2022.