Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Photos from Anni

Idea thrown into the trash-bin...

My first intention to use my departed mother's clothes as my material did just not work out for me. Can't get my self to cut them, or do anything to them. Feels more like I want to preserve it all just the way they are...
Interesting in the sense that maybe memories (for me) are attached to material things in a very firm way. Well, well. Maybe in a while I will try again, but for the time being I obviously had to move on to some other material.


A bit lost I started to play around with my dogs poop-bags. So thats what I've been doing for a while.



8 comments:

Martina Frejd said...

Hej Anni! It was great to see your pictures. The only *bad* thing about this blog is that you can't touch the jewels or try them on! I've seen some of your work recenty(similar work)and I know what it is like to hold them. They are surprisingly light! (I think they look solid and much heavier than they are.) I look forward to the day we actually end this project because then we have to send the jewels between us.

Martina Frejd said...

Since I've been trying to "empty" my home for some months now I've thought a lot about memories- emotional attatchment to material things. I want to get rid of as much as possible, but some things are really hard to let go of. I made a little experiment (!) with one of my old diarys. I glued all the pages together. I don't want to read my own old diarys and I would probably die if someone else would read them. But glueing the pages together making it impossible to read felt like jumping from a high cliff.. There's no reason to regret it because the important parts in the book are still in my head/heart.. Why do I feel so anxious about what I did?

Anni Jonsson said...

That was a strange thing to do. I'm too sentimental for pulling of a thing like that.
So what are you going to do with them now? Still keep them? Use them at material?

I often regret things I get rid off. At first I feel so relieved, but sometimes I think that I should have saved everything I ever got rid of, to use as material.

My boyfriend often asks: "Is this junk or art?" before he throws anything away.;)

Martina Frejd said...

Haha! your boyfriend is fun/funny ;-) So, you do regret that you have thrown things away!? I have cut my diary into pices and because of this project I look at it as a material that I might be able transform into something new.

Anni Jonsson said...

Well, what I did regret getting rid of are the diaries!!! I think you really found a good material to work with there.

The other stuff would maybe be handy to work with as material, but in the long run I don't really miss what I thorow away.

Pernille said...

I was thinking about you empting your house. Has it changed anything? It seems to be part of our time. I like doing it once in a while, it does become like revisiting ones life. But I always try to make space for a few things that carrie historie - like sheets of songs from my grandparents wedding. I wonder if those objects change or if they are the same maybe 50 things.

Martina Frejd said...

I can't say if the emptying has changed anything. I don't know. Maybe I haven't emptied it enough? I don't even know what this emptying urge is all about. But it's definitly a part of our time. Spend a few hours by the TV and you can learn all about this. There are a number of tv shows about "cleaning houses", "home-staging" (wich also seem to mean emptying your home of anything personal) etc.

paula lindblom said...

I´m a little bite qurios how you make all your good photos... Do you have a studio? Or a light- board or are you working with the photos in photoshop?
I really like all of you photos, because they are so clean and nich lighted.
I have a small studio in my kithcen and use the daylight to take photos of my things, on a black background... I like the lighter background better. I like the daylight, but... I will have it clearer on some how...

Ops, my English are more and more like the Muppetshow, sorry.