Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure)

Like the series Arguments for desire (2013/2018), Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure) (2015) centres on the little star known as the asterisk. This symbol is conventionally used to point to a note or an addition to a text, but here again used to employ the more casual capacity as a sign for the anus. This is a way of writing with the body-as- sign, and rendering its various compositions and rhythms. In Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), a row of wonky, hand-drawn grids make a structure for the stars. Each work in the series is a unique impression of a body and a hand onto the woodcut, and, through the labour of repetition, a continuous production of difference and dissent, the original frame ever further away. And just as each print generates variety, the sentence in the title’s parentheses is also left unfinished, ready to be extended by the star either as asterisk, anus, or some other body-part or emotion.

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Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), 1
2015
Unique woodcut on paper
123 x 90 cm (frame 131 x 98 cm)

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Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), 2
2015
Unique woodcut on paper
123 x 90 cm (frame 131 x 98 cm)

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Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), 3
2015
Unique woodcut on paper
123 x 90 cm (frame 131 x 98 cm)

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Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), 4
2015
Unique woodcut on paper
123 x 90 cm (frame 131 x 98 cm)

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Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), 5
2015
Unique woodcut on paper
123 x 90 cm (frame 131 x 98 cm)

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Wooden Scripts (How I love your obscure), 6
2015
Unique woodcut on paper
123 x 90 cm (frame 131 x 98 cm)

Photos by Anders Sune Berg

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Installation view, Malmö Konsthall 2017, photo Helene Toresdotter