We met Inger and Karin in a nature reserve while scouring the woods and shores of Jeløya, a small island just off the city on Moss, about an hour south of Oslo, Norway. Both of these wild and strong women collaborated with us to produce two new works that will be part of next year’s Tendenser exhibition at F15 Gallery on this same island.
In the words of the curator Randi Grov Berger: “The exhibition “Earth, Wind, Fire, Water” will present new works by Nordic artists who use contemporary craft in different ways to address our longing for a deeper connection to the earth, with practices linking to materiality, anthropology, geology and cosmology.”
The films are on their way to be developed and we have set up the moss and sea kale sculptures in a makeshift dehydrator. If all dries beautifully, the materials might just be exhibited in the galleries come March 2020. Stay tuned for the next episode of Eyes as Big as Plates on the road, we head to Finnskogen to meet the notorious Forest Finns next week!