Konstfack – Vårutställning 2009 / Degree Exhibition 2009 » Maria Johansson
Maria Johansson

Maria Johansson

Maria Johansson

Object: thirty-six/fifty-two

“Increase the frequency. Exaggerate. A kind of absurd impossibility shifts towards a degree of frustration, whilst one is simultaneously affected by an illogical recognition. Bewildering perplexities. Things that do not say what one expects.”

Collect, seek, dismantle, sculpt, design, construct, shape, combine, integrate, archive and re-use. Large and small, high and low, everything is equally important. One thing never excludes another. Applaud fixers, dexterous people and everyone who collects for the sake of collecting.

The “objects” are reminders of sensations of the commonplace and of minor experiences. They have no practical function. I design thoughts about function – not function itself.

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Objects: thirty seven, forty, forty two, forty four, forty six, forty seven, fifty and fifty two, 2009
Miscellaneous
Photo: Noak Lönn

Year of birth 1979 Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden
maria@materialgirls.se
www.materialgirls.se
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Objects on the Wagon, 2009
Miscellaneous
Photo: Noak Lönn

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Object forty five: blown up, has reason, 2009
Glass and miscellaneous
Photo: Noak Lönn

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Object forty nine: was blue, becomes hopelessly yellow, 2009
Foam rubber and miscellaneous
Photo: Noak Lönn

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Object thirty nine: doesn’t reflect, is god, 2009
Glass and miscellaneous
Photo: Noak Lönn

Ceramics and Glass