June 28, 2015

Pencils from the Notebook

-- Pencil drawings are underrated.

This is where important work happens, where you whilst doodling get to know what you think or feel -- or at least get a hint. This is Mette Edvardsen as a cat...

...who read I am a Cat by Soseki Natsume by heart in a project concerning narration and memory at the Moderna Museet -- I am to report on this later for good old slynglar.com, cultural fanzine. When all knowledge is in your modern palm, albeit just as long as batteries allow, remembering how to remember becomes important.

Another leaf in the notebook is a human pyramid. We might learn why they cling like this later, if ever.

And as for this one, no idea. Feel free to guess. Helmet, sort of?

Now pick up a pencil and some paper :)

June 21, 2015

Oxytocin, a Sketch

She told me that she was from Kazakhstan. And that it might get very hot there. I believe her. The conversation was quite short -- she didn't speak much English or Swedish and I don't know any Kazakh. However, while we talked I clandestinely made her a part of Oxytoxin, this little sketch.

Oxytocin is an interesting hormone. It makes us feel well when certain someones touch us gently. It reduces fear and inspires trust. It's a part of the Chemistry of Love and yes, it is highly addictive. I readily confess that this one was inspired by Dalí's Cannibalisme de l'automne (Autumnal Cannibalism) which is my favourite work by him; my rendering is not as cannibalistic, I merely nibble a little bit... "Its systematic name is cysteine-tyrosine-isoleucine-glutamine-asparagine-cysteine-proline-leucine-glycine-amide", says the Wikipedia happily, but that's a bit too long, so Oxytocin it is.

June 14, 2015

On Finding an Old Work Again

I almost forgot that I had this one, I found it again. And I don't know what I think about it now, but here goes: The Ordeal of Ms. M.

By this time, it matters less why she suffered crickets and all, but there must be a reason, I'm sure... but there are dogs and grapes and flies and whatnot too. Please help?

June 07, 2015

Needles to Say

Ow! I give you this pointed piece without further ado, as somewhat edgy food for thought. Closeup, where the head should be:

And here's a leg.

I'll happily pin your interpretation down as the right one. (And whilst we nail our interpretations on others and everything, Others and Everything forcibly tack their expectations upon us, "needles" to say...) -- Ow!