"The end does not justify the mean " - Anthropology of a Collaborative Process
2013 Into the woods, Finnish contemporary art at Knipsu, Bergen, Norway. International exchange exhibition. KNIPSU Bergen, Norja ja GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna.
Curated by Hilde Jørgensen and Maya Økland
The work "The end does not justify the mean " - Anthropology of a Collaborative Process documents; from it's inception to the present day, the process of an ongoing project between school children in Finland and Africa that started in December 2011 as a means to raise
awareness to all children’s rights to a proper education.
Through an installation of archived material and by isolating, reworking, images, texts and objects the work will give an aesthetic visual form to a process.
When artists produce a finished work the process behind it's completion is left behind to the viewer, but not to the artist.
Hilde Jørgensen and Maya Økland - Gallerist/Curators - The basis for the curatorial concept was the poem Interlude IV by Tor Ulven. In the authorship of Tor Ulven nature is often associated with the non-human, that which exists independently of us, who were there before our birth and who will be there after our death. The neutral natural phenomenons. The rain, the snow, the woods, the soil, the mountains. What is not disrupted by ups and downs, anxiety and depression, lust and jealousy, but stands firm as a bedrock. This longing for reunification with nature and the constituents of life will be a recurrent theme in the exhibition.
"The title of the exhibition "Into the woods" is linguistically derived from horror movies, but also reflects the hours we spent in the car traveling from studio to studio during the artist selection process".