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Parent: The symbolic structure of furniture
Subordinate: Who was Bertil – a process in building memory
(2012-2013)
Installation, mixed media; printing on paper and architect films of varying dimensions, transparencies, overhead projector, table, wooden chair, wooden cupboard, combined ceiling fan and armature, leather chair, rotating plastic lamp, plastic boxes in various sizes, assorted screws and nails.
The installation is approximately 7x3x2,5m

In the analytic or therapeutic situation, it is an intellectual process that is central.
The stranger’s significance, i.e. the analyst’s silence, is within the analysis described as a non-response. It is a process where disassembling and constructing the elusive memories are part of the methods for finding new contexts and inducing new connections to occur.
The aim is that the thinking must be reset in motion through a recuperation of memories – not in a fixed form with a clearly structured narrative, but rather flexibly and unfinished.
I work in this piece with concepts such as disassembly, non-response, conversations and immateriality. All are terms that are tangential to what appears to be unknown and upon closer study deliver among themselves several divergent answers.
The piece is an exploration of memory and identity construction and consists of a seemingly simple disassembly of a number of everyday objects, with the aim of trying to understand an older male relative’s existence and secrets.
As the title suggests the piece is built up through hierarchic principles.