Lene Baadsvig Ørmen

Akershus Kunstsenter
2018 /
Fiskars Village Art Biennale

The word nothing and the number 0 in the title form a combination of two different terms that ironically embrace nothing: something relating to an absolute absence, or the opposite of everything.

The slightly forlorn and dismal shapes evoke reminiscence of flat-squeezed wheel covers that have fallen off cars, left to be run over again and again. Or a detached hinge at the roadside, washed clean by the rain and soiled of mud repeatedly. Ørmen retrieves imaginative shapes and historically charged figures through her sculptures. This residual material gains new dignity, for up rises- I imagine- old Aztec kings, ancient sun gods and petrified sea creatures from everyday debris.

Excerpts from review Hjulkapselens metalliske øye, in Vårt Land by Kjetil Røed (20.07.2018)



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