[fbshare type=»button» width=»100″] Last but not least – the artist Heidi Øiseth is presented as the last (in alphabetic order) participant at Østlandsutstillingen 2015. Today the exhibition Wer ist wo wer? Was ist wo was? Identität von Mensch und Ort re-opens at Landesbibliothek Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel. Her work and all the other participants work you can see in Kiel from today until 18 of March.
Drawing on canvas with pencil, charcoal, chalk and past pastel chalk
185 x 200cm
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I work with detailed drawing blankets / images, where each line in the textural expression/loom, are drawn.
A contemplative and time-consuming work that needs peace and presence. I want to illuminate the careful and meticulous work of women in several venues, by appealing to the crafts tradition and meditative works that characterizes this tradition.
What generation after generation has sanctioned, ends by appearing as a sort of mythical track, where we know who we are and where we come from, a heritage that creates identity.
I’m interested in the mental process that happens when people are in contact with quiet and contemplative work; the feelings and mind processes that follow this slow work.
The project seeks to express much of the unspoken we hide under “blankets”, similarities flowing across cultural boundaries and that those similarities are woven into the life of women worldwide. There are still many burdens to bear in homes. Women that still digest their lives through domestic chores diligently; handicrafts enable them to talk with each other.
The unspoken I try to illuminate, create a sense of; behind the meticulous surface there is something that is hidden, not told. Through softness and layers I would like to invite the viewer to a separate room for memories and feelings. A room for what we know and do not know.