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Grumset inni der

Camilla Steinum
Grumset inni der

6 August - 6 September

We are pleased to present the exhibition Grumset inni der (Murky Inside) by Camilla Steinum. The exhibition consists of sculptures made with felt in combination with metal structures. In her practice, Steinum combines found materials such as branches, weeds, hair and fragments of clothing with raw wool. These are felted together to create new surfaces, then divided and sewn into new combinations.
Felting is the world’s oldest textile-creation method. It only requires moisture and friction to interlock the wool fibres. “In contrast to weaving, a piece of felt has no top of bottom and can extend in all directions. It doesn’t require any machinery or ‘system’. The process is open and the results unpredictable” Steinum is fascinated by this direct and unpredictable method. The felt’s organic qualities stand in contrast to the static, controlled metal structures.

Steinum explores juxtaposed qualities and characteristics: dirty-clean, small-large, inside-outside – also a clear thought encountering a more diffuse, poetic thought. She is interested in the stories and symbolic value of everyday objects and the ‘relics’ with which we surround ourselves. Recycled clothing testifies to past events, bodily waste symbolizes human transience. The need to establish an order or system of categories comes to a head when encountering refuse, in part because we associate it with disgust and hold purity as an ideal.

Camilla Steinum (b. 1986, Oslo) lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. She studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO, textile section), Weißensee kunsthochshule in Berlin and Malmö Art Academy (MA from KHiO, Academy of Fine Art, 2012). She has already participated in several solo, duo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. We make due to mention Akershus Kunstsenter, ‘One Night Only’ at Kunstnernes Hus and Unge Kunstneres Samfund (both in Oslo), Pleasant Project Space in Copenhagen, and Rod Barton Gallery in London. During the summer of 2015, Steinum is currently also showing a solo show at the newly established project space M.I. in Berlin.

Exhibition period: 6 August – 6 September 2015
The exhibition has received support from Kulturrådet and Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.

Translation: Arlyne Moi.

Grumset inni der

Camilla Steinum. Grumset inni der. Foto:Øystein Thorvaldsen

Grumset inni der

Camilla Steinum. Det Barberes Bak Vinduene. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Grumset inni der

Camilla Steinum. Det Barberes Bak Vinduene. og Bløt Ting.  Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen