LINE
SCAPES
THE ORDER OF
CHAOS AND ENTROPY

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This exhibition presents two artists spanning drawing, performance, sound, and light, whose work deals with the ever-present dichotomy of chaos and order.

Andreas's meticulous abstract and figurative drawings invite you to expand, allowing order to emerge. It depicts aspects of consciousness, existence, and the vast forces of cosmos, space, and time. During the span of the exhibition, he is creating a drawing performance piece exploring repetition, ritual, and awareness.

Kristoffer’s sound, computer graphics and laser light is exploring what can be perceived as real as well as artificial at the same time. Finding a point where the real and unreal can coexist in our mind is at the same time finding the point where order is created out of entropy.

In the lens of the world today the artists’ search for order in chaos can be seen as an allegory to the human condition. Currently, the chaos created by information overload, anxiety, and uncertainty fueled by social media and the never-ending sensationalist news cycle, and our striving to restore order through secular practices like psychology, mindfulness, and yoga. Historically, you could argue that the search for order in the midst of chaos is an eternal struggle of humankind, and is what has given rise to endless religions over the eons. An individual and collective pursuit to release us from the pain of uncertainty, as well as an exhilarating exploration of the unknown, enabling us to integrate ourselves in a bigger world.

ANDREAS
SJÖSTRAND

My work is inspired by the unfathomable mystery of my own and human consciousness and the very existence of anything at all. I have a deep fascination with the vastness of cosmos, time and space and I am drawn to concepts that bridge these worlds. The coexistence of chaos/order and complexity/simplicity is also a common thread in my practice. Contrasts. Trying to make sense of and merging the scientific and spiritual.

Images come to me, like a visual version of concepts and ideas that sparked my imagination, when I close my eyes and my mind is still. I'm fascinated with the body and its anatomy which echoes in my drawings. Thoughts fall short, other means of exploration takes me further into the understanding of the ineffable. Be that in drawing which is my safe haven or if I’m venturing out into lesser known domains such as installation, performance or other.

Inspired by artist such as Agnes Denes, Hilma af Klint and Marina Abramovich.

More info at: Instagram

KRISTOFFER
WILHELMSSON

The brain is a machine that makes sense out of sensory input. You hear a bird chirp, you see a bird on a branch outside, it makes sense to you. The bird is singing. Or maybe you just hear a hissing sound from the kitchen, without even looking there, it makes sense to you. Someone is running the tap.

I try to explore new ways of making sense in my brain. What is the sound of blue light? What would the screech of an elevator door look like? Can I make it make sense to me? To you? How can something obviously artificial be percieved as real?

For the exhibition I will be presenting two pieces:

Linescape-AV: Using one of the most primitive graphical elements, lines, I try to create a small world of different graphical expressions with corresponding sound that, hopefully, makes sense in new ways. This is realised in a sound- and light installation that will be shown in the exhibition.

Linescape-A: Using sound, I have tried to create a cinematic storyline as well as a sense of being transported into different landscapes or spaces. This is a 20 minute sound piece that can be accessed here.

INFO

The exhibition is shown at A&K, Andra Långgatan 35, Göteborg the following hours:

SAT 3/10 17:00 – 20:00
 
TUE 6/10 15:00 – 20:00
WED 7/10 15:00 – 20:00
THU 8/10 15:00 – 20:00
FRI 9/10 15:00 – 20:00
SAT 10/10 12:00 – 17:00
 
TUE 13/10 15:00 – 20:00
WED 14/10 15:00 – 20:00
THU 15/10 15:00 – 20:00
FRI 16/10 15:00 – 20:00
SAT 17/10 12:00 – 17:00
 
TUE 20/10 15:00 – 20:00
WED 21/10 15:00 – 20:00
THU 22/10 15:00 – 20:00
FRI 23/10 17:00 – 23:00
SAT 24/10 12:00 – 17:00
 
TUE 27/10 15:00 – 20:00
WED 28/10 15:00 – 20:00
THU 29/10 15:00 – 20:00
FRI 30/10 19:00 – 22:00

You can also find the opening hours on Facebook here.

With the cooperation of Rat für moderner Kunst and Fondation D'airelle des arts.