Shelter

I wish to escape from my desk. However, it has become part of my creative process. This work emerged out of having to deal with the mystified and romantic image of the artist. While the art academy pushes us to challenge our artistry, I find myself obsessively collecting, archiving, and then meticulously placing fire extinguishers in fixed positions at a regular distance from each other. They are heavy and an obstructive medium to work with. Perhaps I enjoy not being in control of my material. 


I want to challenge what a safe space is for an autonomous artist, where speaking about business and networking is often considered taboo. The extinguishers provide me with a feeling of pressure and radical safety as they shelter the desk. Here I will spend my time with the suppressed reality of an artist and the forgotten entrepreneurship it actually requires.