Where the Battle took place II

Desorientering vs pluralism, Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby (SE) 2014. Group

Ronneby installation overview

Bodies of Ronneby & Coat of arms. Spray paint on off-white cotton cloths, garbage bags, gunpowder. 2014

On Sunday 4 September 1564, during The Northern Seven Years' War, the town Ronneby was burnt down and many of its citizens stabbed to death. The event has been named "The bloodbath of Ronneby" and the Swedish king Erik XIV wrote a text detailing the massacre in 1564. This text was used as a means of propaganda, warning other towns against rebellion.

 

Where the battle took place

Where the Battle took place. Bronze, concrete, plaster, Papier-mâché, garbage bags, gunpowder. 2014

The artist's death masks fall victim to destructive acts. They are burned and shot to pieces with a rifle and shotgun. The artist is still alive, but wanted to immortalize her 21st year. The goal was to be able to travel through time without losing sight of her dreams. 'The Future is Ours'.

 

Armory

Armory. Bronze, Iron. 2014

The iron hook was found in a mercury mine in Idrija, Slovenia. The artist later made a bronze replica of it.

 

detail of Armory

Armory. Bronze, Iron. 2014 (detail)

 

Where the battle took place - videostill

Where the Battle took place. Video in installation. 2014

The video was shot at 'The Institute of Investigative Living' at A-Z West in the Mojave Desert, California, USA.
During the A-Z West residency the artist came across several self proclaimed "outsiders", but also archeological artefacts and traces of the natives were found. The video consists of short video-clips of the people she met in the desert and of a site-specific performance. In the performance she tells us about her dreams while she screams out loud.

Where the Battle took place. Video. 2014

 

Bodies of Ronneby

Bodies of Ronneby & Coat of arms. Spray paint on off-white cotton cloths, garbage bags, gunpowder. 2014

 

freedom is always indescribable

Freedom is always indescribable. Death mask in painted plaster, plastic bag. 2013

 

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