I am interested in absurdity because it generates a cognitive creative process, especially absurdity reflecting an existing system. Absurdity is also an affective way to critique, to speak about problems around us, social, political and economical. I am a constant explorer of places and local connotations of literature, philosophy and critical theory. Unfolding everyday practices and cultural context, my work reflects my environment and invites the viewer to investigate, critique or laugh with me.
I put emphasis on different rules that control our everyday life, some more evident than others and all with divergent reasons for being. In order to disseminate routines, social rules and norms I closely study the everyday actions we take, old and new. I find the norms we regard as self-explanatory as most intriguing. To find different viewpoints, research facts and criticize the existing is a way for me to work whilst revising my own values. I find myself constantly pondering over: who is asking the questions, which decided the consensus and whom is trying to constitute the authority? I think these actions communicate how we view our history and ourselves through our present consensus.
To be an artist brings great responsibility, in many ways outside normativity. As an artist I have both the “right” and the time to investigate systems around me and reflect about the mechanisms that controls mine and other peoples life. ‘Sometimes making something leads to nothing’ as Francis Alÿs once stated. The dwelling of less can become political, social, absurd or pointless, point being that we don’t know what will be important in 300 years. Therefore it is of great importance to give dwelling space.In society today, I find myself being fed with answers; what to do, what to wear, how to live and what to buy. Where are the questions? As a conceptual artist I don´t need to have a commercial interest. I can suggest other points of view or dwell and find more and more angles, without falling. That is freedom without a price and it is therefore entitled a great responsibility.