KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Stian Ådlandsvik

Norway

Stian Ådlandsvik’s reconstructions borrow the structural logic of social or commercial organisation schemes, which are intertwined with the inherent potential of materials or objects as regards their function, value or properties. The objects are removed from their original frame of reference and transferred to another context, where they are no longer functional.

This ‘incapacity’ mirrors fundamental human fears or dreams such as insecurity or freedom. Stian Ådlandsvik’s work allows for multiple readings, asking fundamental questions related to the organisation of society and the consequences at a human scale. Concepts of economy, speed, location, distance and history are undermined or recontextualised, and thus given a personal and accessible form.

STAY
01.12.2010 – 01.12.2011