(w)ORD is a four years collaborative communication and artistic research project between nine artists based in
Norway and Scotland, resulting in the touring exhibition EBB(E)+FLO(W), shown in Norway and in Scotland.
Artists:Sarah Jost, Marit Tunestveit Dyre, David Faithfull, Rhona Fleming, David Lemm, Jon Macleod, Imi Maufe, Calum Wallis and Randi Annie Strand. My contribution was:
ON BOARD / OM BORD - Jigsaw cut wood / cobbler tread. 76 cm x 52 cm x 5 cm. 2021.
DRIFT / DRIFT - Text printed on 360g paper. 2021.
We all know the beautiful, perfectly formed Viking ships. Today's wooden boats are built according to exactly the same principles. This work examines the shapes of these constituent parts in a traditional Bindalsboat before they are assembled. Boat building skills were the basis for contact between our countries. Seeing the strange shapes that together make up a boat, it strikes one how much knowledge and experience that lies behind.
Installation view from the exhibition at USF Verftet, Bergen, 2021. Photo: Bjarte Bjørkum