Near is my coat but nearer is my skin

Vasa Konsthall
Göteborg 2011

 

Near is my coat but nearer is my skin consists of wax packages with objects from the human sphere; clothes with staines and holes, old buttons and strings, pieces of wallpaper etc. Things that once belonged to someone but then stopped being cared for and thrown away – and thereby slowly decomposes and return to nature. Like a botanist collects plants to a herbarium have I, with great observance on my environment, searched for traces of human presence and time.