Torbjørn Kvasbø

Between the Possible and the Impossible

The Stack is based on archetype vessel forms and what they might contain in our history. A reflection play with the vessel form: it is a classic vessel shape, made by cylinders, in a spiral pattern form. It is also a body, a three dimensional torso with gestures and states of mind.

Haystack, woodstack, rustic fence of diagonal design, log houses. I try to make a story about how we organize our lives, in my culture, for the survival in cold and rough mountain climate.. The bodys rhythm in work and rest, the day-and-nights, the seasons, the aging, the changes of generations, over and over again for ever.
Through centuries all the systems developed for making and storage of food and fodder, fuel, protection, log houses, wooden fences, tools: exploiting everything nature could give appears as rituals and ornaments. These rhythms are the living.

Stacked extruded plastic clay tube elements. Cylindric tube elements made from manual extruder, shaped and modelled on top of each other.

My work process in the clay material offers a lot of resistance, and I get to know more of the forces over which I have no control; the incalculable elements in my inner being. Emotional discharges become embodiment of feelings, and the works become actual experiences themselves.

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