Konsthantverkarna: Favorite of the Year 2018: Sanna Lindholm

By on July 31, 2018

The Year’s Favorite 2018 at Konsthantverkarna
Sanna Lindholm
Window Exhibition 2018-10-06-10-24

The “Favorite of the Year” award runs in stafett between the country’s art crafts colleges and was established in 2013, starting at Konstfack. The ambition is to reward energy-efficient arts and crafts and give the favorite an opportunity to a potential home theater, stage and sales venue at Konsthantverkarna. Sanna Lindholm took her master’s degree at HDK in Gothenburg Spring Term 2018.

I work mainly in wood with sculpture and objects where I search through the material and processes of different expressions, characters and moods. I usually work with groups of objects as complementary is a major part of my process, one created in response to the other. I usually think of the team where differences in personality and experience are necessary, how different individuals lift and complement each other, need each other.

I seek in the encounter between forms after disharmony and sensitivity, friends and contrasts and after a diverse experience where there is room for new meaning in each individual interpretation. I am inspired by quiet languages such as characters and symbols as well as constructed languages such as codes between really good friends. The perceived language that only the secret mate understands. Or the language that is not secret but which has been created unconsciously between people who have shared a life together.

Conversations in wood, Safe terrain and tangible situations, is my master’s degree from the Design and Crafts Department with a focus on crafts. Conversations in wood are an essay of abstract forms in encounter with shapes that are figurative. Campfire, brownberry, reddish and longest straw. The headlamp, the pillar and the subject. The dialogue has begun between me and the wood and through the material and with the turning machine as the main tool, I have followed the work and examined the exchange of information and the meaningfulness that arises in the meeting between the forms. Work is in many ways about shape and feel, where the process has been centered around being present and seeing what happens to, for example, a color coating or in a process. What is the shape whisper about? What does it aiming to?

I call the arrangement as an staging to emphasize the importance of activity and changeability. It is a concept that circling important parts both in the making and in the experience, such as perception, meaning, feeling, sense and image. In that word there is the imagination, the appearance and the appearance, the direct and the present. I let the forms behave and appear in relation to each other based on a playful strategy that opposes a definitive opinion.

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