Gunilla Samberg

Räddningsplats, 2008
Textile, grass, sun flower seeds, 240 x 240 x 90 cm

A place to land, to save oneself. Collect oneself and one’s own. Collect the features and all apprehension and all that  can be carried through a normal life. Join together everything that is spread out and solute that is temporarily whirling around. Collect, organize, carry, put right. Fill time with prac-tical things. Protect, preserve, care for, warm. Cover and conceal. Protective covers which decrease breakage and loss of heat. Carrying takes its time – to be carried has its too. To be carried by the winds of lust, be carried in whiteness and speechlessness. Raise an obelisk and flag for confidence.

Born in 1945. Education: Preparatory Art school, Paris 1966, Umeå Art School, Umeå 1984. Several national solo exhibitions: Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå 2001, Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå 2004, Umeå kommunala konstrum, Ljusgården, Umeå 2007. Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborg, 2010.