Ananda Serné

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    laser print on cotton T-shirt, volcanic rock, plastic, nylon rope

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    inkjet print on paper, concrete, HAMPEN rug

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    inkjet print on paper, concrete, HAMPEN rug

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    polyester curtain, embroidered text, steel, nylon rope

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    polyester curtain, embroidered text, steel, nylon rope

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    inkjet print on paper, wood, metal clips, nylon rope

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    UV print on glass, wood, sandstone

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    UV print on glass, wood, sandstone



I smell flowers all around us, I smell only soil

Solo show at Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway

2017



The project I smell flowers all around us, I smell only soil, draws upon the symbolist play Les Aveugles (The Sightless) by the Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck. The text focuses on a group of blind characters who seem to be abandoned on a desolate island shore. The group is hypersensitive to the sounds around them and careful about where to place their feet; steps and slippery rocks take all the attention so that the landscape becomes a set of challenges. Maeterlinck wrote Les Aveugles at the turn of the 20th century and his play expresses an enormous sense of anxiety. In my work, different translations of the play function as a symbol for the feeling of insecurity/instability/failure when trying to read, speak or write in a foreign tongue. The pieces in the exhibition could be seen as ‘broken’ theatre props accompanying the written play. 

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This project is kindly supported by the Norsk Fotografisk Fond.