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Unidentified Objects Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström
Unidentified Objects

8 January - 8 February 2015

We are pleased to be the first gallery in Norway to present Sarah Vajira Lindström and her project Unidentified Objects. The starting point for the project is Lindström’s obsession with collecting things she finds in nature. She takes them home and arranges them in new constalations – a nature-romantic’s yearning to organize nature.

Lindström explores the relation we as people have to the nature around us, and the contrast between wild and cultivated nature. For the exhibition at SOFT galleri, she has created a collection of small, unidentifiable objects. The works look like things she has found in the woods, but they are all unique works she herself has made. They are naturalistic creations of fictive, non-existant organisms. It seems as though the artist, through the process of creating each object, has captured a moment, frozen a growth process, and preserved it in her own natural-historical archive.

The exhibited works are the artist’s own collection of experiments with different techniques and materials. She has investigated knotting techniques, heat-fixing and embroidery, but also the melting and burning of materials such as textiles, plastics and rubber. She has worked layer-upon-layer with transparency and opacity. The objects are small and varried, and we need to see them up close to discover all the details. The experience could resemble a walk through nature for the purpose of exploring a leaf or seed capsule’s details.

Sarah Vajira Lindström (b. 1981) is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Oslo. She holds an MA in textile arts from the Royal College of Art in London, and a BA from Central Saint Martins in London. She has participated in numerous collective exhibitions, e.g., Nordisk Salong, Helsingborg; Talente 2014 in Munich; Talente 2009 in Eindhoven; Konstslöjdsalong at the Arkitekturmuseum in Stockholm; and Fablernas Värld at Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm. This spring she will participate in Liljevalchs Vårsalong in Stockholm.

www.sarahlindstrom.com

Translation: Arlyne Moi.

Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects

Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Unidentified Objects

Sarah Vajira Lindström.Unidentified Objects. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen