An attempt at an artist's statement

I know that all contemporary artists need a written introduction to their work, something that provides it with a bit of context and flavour.

At best a narrative that portrays my work as the logical culmination of a personal journey, full of struggle and heroism.

I sit here in front of my screen, trying to make a diverse artistic practice involving installations, video, performance, sculpture and online work out to be a single cohesive body of work.

But below almost each of the words that I slowly type on the keyboard, a squiggly red line appears. It is as if the spell checker is determined to undermine the carefully constructed artistic persona that I am putting together from shows in and outside of institutions and other arts spaces.

It is as if the computer is suggesting a potential drift through my own biography that opens the possibility that I could be writing a far more interesting text about my work than I am right now: a less regulated and smooth narrative of who I am as an artist, led by the associative structure of my spelling checker's software, rather than my own preconceived notions of who I am and what I do.

KRISTOFFER ├śRUM

This website is a temporary placeholder until I have time to make a more comprehensive one.

  • Recognised Faces

  • The Futuer

  • Data Bodies

  • Lick The Walls

  • Unidentified Walnut

  • Invisible Objects (The Culture)

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