supported by the Norwegian Arts Council
CM BY CM, METRE-BY-METRE, KM BY KM
Exhibition by Lisa Torell
Opening Friday March 21, 6-9 PM
Small Projects Gallery, Grønnegata 23
Exhibition dates: March 21-April 8, 2014
Event Schedule: April 2, 2014, 6pm
Fieldwork: Guided Tour with Sigbjørn Skåden and Knut-Eirik Dahl + special guests
April 6, 2014, 1pm
Tromsø Open: Performance Opening and Clumsy Corner with Lisa Torell
and Johanna Gustafsson Fürst
A population is a summation of all elements of the same group or species, found in the same geographical area. It is its constituents/system that makes it possible to categorize it to a population. When dealing with public space, you can often see in choices of exterior in different areas just how fertile land is or was as well as its potential and the primal planning. Different types of urban landscape are examples on different ideologies, where the human beings - functions are valued differently. Population has a different kind of influence on the environment than a single individual. The general image matters for the environmental care and future. Beside that, there are four basic reasons why population densities change: It depends on how many groups or species that are added (nativity), how many that dies (mortality), as well as migration and immigration.
Apart from that and on-going debates, class cursors, trends and socio-economical logic, history and politics;
I had not yet seen anything more beautiful.
In every clearing they rose one after the other,
Proud in the landscape
It was as if planned
That just I would get to see them.
Before they all are gone I would like to share it with you.
Welcome to the preview of Cm by cm, metre-by-metre, km by km.
Lisa Torell, born 1972, is based in Stockholm and Tromsø. She participates regularly in national and International exhibitions and publications. Public sphere, cultural expressions, statements, individual or national representations and identity -what is reflected and what emerges? How and why? Culture is constructed and society mirrored. Lisa Torell investigates society by looking at what is there to see and what is evaluated from the outside; she tries to find out what it is that shapes our way of seeing, and how to change it.
She has written essays for the Brussels-based A-prior magazine, The National Museum Stockholm, been the chair of the Swedish contemporary art foundation Index 2010-2013 and has participated at exhibitions at Sia Athens and Weld this year. Now she is working with Cm by cm, metre by metre, km by km at Small Projects.
With thanks to IASPIS for their generous support.