Utsikten / The prediction
Exhibition at Krognoshuset in Lund.
The works in the exhibition The prediction take further a long-lasting interest in the concept of the nation state. What are the mechanisms and influences on ways to reason that the idea of the nation state have? The prediction handles these issues both in a literal sense by texts distributed as typographical posters, and in the practise of folding lighting filters and using their inherent aspect of changing colours when overlapping. It is abstraction and concretion, and touches prevailing questions of inclusion and exclusion. Who are our sense of solidarity encompassing? The prediction explores if complex structural aspects can be creased formally.
Downstairs a 5,5 meter graphite drawing of the letter i rests on the floor. In Swedish i means 'in': a word in it self. i also got other connotations.
Axel Andersson writes about Strand’s working methods: ‘Strand engages with material, mechanics and text in order to explore not the nature but the construction of the figurative and the literal. The turn is both simple and profoundly destabilising. The literal, previously a site for the singular and discrete, inherits the multiplicity and open-endedness of the figurative. The physicality of the material, a key component of these works, is ever so much the end point as the starting one. But no thing is the same after having been conceptually stood on its head. Neither is the figurative speech a new symptom literally materialised. Strand’s art transmits a profound and radical understanding of that each position was always already there in the other.’
Last image show a review from Sydsvenska Dagbladet 2018-03-03.