A Hairy Work
Hair, as a material, can be viewed as both beautiful and disgusting at the same time. Aesthetic boundaries are examined in graphic prints, photography, glass and video. Hairy Artworks, has been shown at the Studio F12, Konstfack, Galleri Mejan and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
Bookcases and covers discuss the relation to body hair. Could hair be used in new creative ways, and is it possible to launch ideals nobody wants? Shown at Konstfack in 2007.
Artist: Camilla Flink
Photo: Olivia Jeczmyk
The fashion pictures “Hairy Fashion” was presented at Konstfack in 2007, along with seminars and a research report. The art project addresses how the body’s visual form can be manipulated on a temporary or a permanent way. The relationship to body hair is discussed with different perspectives with the Editorial Director Lotta Lewenhaupt, PhD in Film Studies Therése Andersson, PhD Aesthetics Katarina Elam, Professor of Image Pedagogy Anette Göthlund, Professor of Social Psychology Thomas Andersson, and also PhD in Ethnology Lizette Gradén and professor of Design History Kerstin Wickman.
Can we influence trends and who/what influences the direction? How are aesthetic values formed? In what way do we relate to the images and the reality? Fashion images and book covers with body hair were produced to discuss this.
Artist: Camilla Flink
Photo: Olivia Jeczmyk
Make-up Artists: Angelica Ekeberg and Thea Kristensen
Research publication: “Kroppen som designobjekt”
Interviews and discussions in media: The Swedish Radio, P4 Extra, P1 Morgon, P1 Spanarna, SvD News Magazine, Fair Magazine, Ottar Magazine.
Hairy Sushi & Release
The video installation “Hairy Sushi” with glass sculptures and projection of hair from bathroom settings along with the video “Release” was shown in Galleri Mejan in Stockholm in 2008.
Puzzles of Nature
Puzzles of Nature from 2004-2006 are pieces from ordinary vacation pictures. The photos has gained new perspectives. What is most important in a photo, the cut offs, or the remaining parts?
Puzzles of Nature can be put together in different ways.
Screen-printed and painted compositions on paper, flax and jute. Puzzles of Nature has been displayed at Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm, and the Art Gallery of Dalarnas Museum in Falun, Sweden.
Artwork that shows five generations of women the years 1828-2004 was rewarded with Brygger J.C Jacobsen’s Porträttpris in 2009.
The portraits are screen printed on glass and tells a story of 176 years, or of 64,357 days. The theme concerns exclusion, how and by whom history is presented and represented. The portraits are constructed by small houses with connection to different locations.
64357 Dagar has been displayed at the Museum of National History in Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark, Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland, Tikanoja Art Museum in Finland and in Sweden: Ljungbergmuseet, Dalarnas Museum, Västmanland läns museum and Grafikens Hus.
Ona II, song from the installation of 64357 dagar at Dalarna Museum in 2006.
Composition, lyrics, song: Camilla Flink
Recording, production, bass Niklas Billström
Everyone eats, but relate in different ways to the origin of food. Why is it more ethical to eat certain food, and what is behind our choices and our boundaries?
People’s relationship to food, animals and nature is examined through photographs from Sweden, Denmark, China and France. The graphic art where done like comic strip boxes with texts from 2004. Pieces from the project “Modern Primitive” has been purchased by Statens Konstråd in 2015 and are displayed in the Showroom at Konstnärshuset in Stockholm.
The studio stay in Grez sur Loing outside of Paris was productive, and several larger sized paintings were created there. The art project is about what can be considered as meaningful art.
“Grubby in Grez” is a large painting of the studio (about 2.50 x 2.50) with documentation of how it came about. “IKEA Made in China” is a painting of the same format. A series of paintings with birds and toilets are included in the same project. Some of the art pieces are shown for the first time at this web page.
Mjölk & Honung
Hand-printed linen fabric with the “Mjölk & Honung” pattern, exist in small editions with red or dark-grey print. The first edition was made at Beckmans School of Design in 1992.