Opening October 16, 19:00 Open October 18, 12:00—16:00
ENTER, confirm e-mail – I’m in.
It’s a big space, I am not alone.
— I close my eyes and try to navigate, but there are no corners.
The skin around my right eye felt dry. I glanced at the others. Theirs looked dry too. I started rubbing my eyelid, and the day after, it was so swollen that I could hardly open it.
A flow of words. ”Should we start?” – I think we already have.
Decided to dream about where the skin starts and where it ends. When i woke up my eye was starting to feel dry again. Went to the bathroom and washed my face and eye with a new flannel. I tried to remember if I even had a dream at all.
Moving through signs, taking them back into the world; Parallell, but never meeting.
I’m told time has passed, but in here it’s all the same. (…..) Linearity doesn’t exist. (…..)
I woke up from being awake several times during the day, just to discover that everything was still the same. After putting on a new skin, I would have thought that my eyelids would start to feel normal again.
There’s a need for touch.
A short handshake or a tap on the shoulder.
But the skin is numbed; Through the simulacrum touch cannot be mediated.
My eyelid looked perfectly fine some days after. I even met someone new. Their skin looked soft and smooth, but I never shake hands when I meet people. Maybe their hands have been touching things that mine do not want to touch. I am not afraid of bacteria, but i just nod and say hello.. hello.. hello..
Meditations is a collaborative exhibition by Karoline Sætre, third year student at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, and Simen Stenberg, third year student at Oslo Academy of Fine Art.