The room as a sketchbook
Exhibition: – 16 Jun 2019
Sun 9 Jun 14:00
Wed-Fri 13-16, Sat 12-15
Her work is a meeting-point between her inner, emotional explorations and the outside world; the confluence between the metaphysical and the physical.
During the exhibition she will turn the gallery space into a physical sketchbook. A sketchbook with drawings, collages, textiles with photo embroidery, photographic prints and notes directly on the walls.
In 2014 her first sketchbook “Fractal State of Being” was published by Journal and it was selected as one of the best photo books that year at Paris Photo – Apertures Photo Book award. She is now working on her second book “Interior Landscape” to be published in 2019. Her new work is as much about exhibition as a book itself. Exhibition as a medium of the book.
In order to look more clearly and get an overview of her work, she will use the room as a think tank, the walls as pages, investigating the formats and sizes, limitations and possibilities. She will also use the mood and atmosphere while working in the room. In this way, the work will become and evolve, site specific in the present moment.
Sara Skorgan Teigen will go through the process of deconstruct and construct the artist book.
“The book is a mirror for the artist’s inner life. The book as a medium can tell a story that is longer or more complicated, has several events, contains more situations than “one picture”. The book is the artist’s best friend and conversation partner and colleague. An artist’s book tells the viewer that you are now going to experience this story in a private intimate room, at your own pace, while flipping through it. A book is like a story told more on a second hand. It is more confidential.”