The exhibition presents a new installation made by Silje Figenschou Thoresen. She often uses objects she finds to build her structures – pieces of different kinds of wood, paper and plastic. The material she prefers is often insignificant objects which in a specific situation turn out to be exactly what is needed to fill an empty space – to support something. She works from within the Sámi design tradition she grew up in. In this tradition you fix for yourself the problems that can arise in everyday life and work, with the materials and the knowledge you posess.
The aesthetic result both in the design tradition I grew up in and in my own practice is determined by the materials you have at hand. They are what produce the result. I try to find the material logic in what I work with without changing, gluing or screwing, for then the structure is locked in a form and can no longer become something else. The flow from structure to structure you find in the tradition – that must also be present in my work.