SEW SAMPLES

Many showing bodies, or parts of bodies, sewn together with needle and thread. These “anatomies” are like an on going mutilation, as in children torturing animals, pulling the wings of butterflies
— Jan Håfström DN
 
 

THREAD IN A STRANGE COUNTRY 
Pleasure & commitment at Galleri Index, Stockholm (group show)
I raise my gaze from the video and realise why i have come here. It is for Marcus Hansson´s sake. An artist not familiar to me. Four large colour photographs: "syprover-sew samples".
He seduces me with his needle and yellow and green thread, he draws me into his woven web.
He sows together various material, binding together the door and the carpet, allowing the thread to hang loose around the door. Like an open wound, stitches in a surgical scar. He sows together the window of a caravan, setting a yellow grid across the pastoral, loops his thread around horses necks printed on a picture or wallpaper, he restrains reality and hangs several people in a dark room whith a view of an airport. Strange, mad photos that absolutely require a separate exhibition. These four are part of a suite of 25. Show them!

- review from Expressen 

  C-Prints 120x160cm 

 
 
 This pinboard version of sew samples  was shown at Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg as part of the installation "office" each picture 10x15 cm

This pinboard version of sew samples  was shown at Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg as part of the installation "office" each picture 10x15 cm