As Far as my Eyes can Sea | Bomuldsfabrikken


#114 Always Already is one of the first works in the Tablet series, and in many ways, it has been my most successful piece to this day. First exhibited 2018 in Galleri Jessheim/Ullensaker Kunstforening. The head of Jessheim municipality, from the far-right party (FrP), opened the exhibition, but he left later on when I held a speech introducing my work. My intention with the work was to be a critique of capitalism. I showed it at a public viewing at Prosjektrom Helium in Fredrikstad when I properly documented it. Later it was accepted to Høstutstillingen 2019 in Oslo, where the REV Ocean art collection purchased it. REV Ocean is a research vessel investigating the human impact on the oceans. I realised then that the work could be perceived to say something about the climate issue. This summer, the entire art collection was exhibited at the prestigious art space Bomuldsfabrikken in Arendal. My work had a very prominent spot in the first room.

There was an excellent opening reception, and we travelled down to be part of it and enjoy a weekend in the coastal city of Arendal.

The art collection was curated by Åse Kamilla Spjelkavik Aslaksen and they produced a extensive catalogue for the exhibition. My work was introduced with an interesting text by the head of the gallery space Tone Kathrine Lyngstad Nyaas.

My work was even on the national news!

And Nina Jensen, head of REV Ocean mentioned it in her IG account.

Here is a flashback of the piece from previous exhibitions and my documentation of it.

I’m looking forward to see the work installed on the ship!