Final Stage Textbulbs # V 2022 – 23
Shown in the group exhibition Vitne/Witness curated by Anne-Gro Erikstad at
Falstadsenteret: Museum, memorial and human rights center -
in the commanders residence, with artists and curators:
Anne-Karin Furunes, Damir Avdagic, Kristina Norman, Corina Apostol and Siri Austeen.
July 2. – September. 10. 2023
Shown as a solo show at : P7t, Helsinki Finland
October – November 2022
3 Wood frames
4 lightbulbs sandblasted by hand
Textile cables black, textile cable weaved in tones of red, porcelain lamp holders in black and red,
dimmers, carpet in dark blue
Text bulb I: I Can´t leave you
Text bulb II: I know
Text bulb III: But you can´t follow me
Text bulb IV: [Pause]
The text in this work is excerpted from Samuel Becketts Endgame
“The series “Textbulbs” was started in London in 2001. I was interested in investigating the lightbulb as a poetic space. In these works I carefully sandblast text onto lightbulbs, a delicate process in need of precision and concentration.
All texts in the series “Texbulbs” are excerpts from published works available also as books.
The works have a durational aspect beyond my control. The lightbulbs have a durational lifespan in terms of how long they will give light. The works change as the bulb dies, but the bulbs will not be replaced, but rather this offers a reference to how life is also fleeting.