#154 Be A Good Person
43x63cm | Filler, oak frame
Every work in the series PLEDGES has a title in form of a promise
completing the sentence ”I pledge to...”. The promises are made by voluntary participants except for the first one, which is made by the artist.
The promises are written on the back and sealed by a line drawned in the wet filler.
Pledges is about the difference between words and actions. To give your word and stand by it changes reality. Faith in a promise depends on the context in which it is given. Which institutions that sanction it. A marriage. A testimony. A contract.
Can art give power to a promise? Can you believe in a promise sealed in a work of art?
See images from the first session of PLEDGES made during "Wintersolstice 2018 Poems to Orpheus", an art event at Museum of Technology in Oslo, here.
You can participate. Make a promise. Seal it.
Let it forever be a part of PLEDGES.
The first 20 participants will get a free PLEDGES poster.
Contact me to arrange a meeting at my studio.
Res Ipsa is an compilation of works made by some kind of action shaping the filler once it is prepared inside the frame. The works thus function as a recording device and give a statement of the event taking place while the filler was still wet.
Res Ipsa is Latin for "the thing itself" and is part of the juridical term "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing speaks for itself), used when an injury or accident in itself clearly shows who is responsible, such as an instrument left inside a body after surgery.