MELK is pleased to announce Mattias F. Josefsson’s first solo-show in Norway titled
13th of may – 06th of june 2010 – opening thursday may 13th 7pm – 9pm
Josefsson’s work occupies a space between that which persists and endures, and that which unceasingly oscillates. The work, by distingushing what’s already given, from that which constantly changes, relegates the viewer to a kind of in-between space where this ‘something’ becomes the object of his or her search. In the images it may be found in the light, in the approaching darkness, or through absence.
The show revolves around a video-piece. In it, a dancer articulates a space by virtue of her bodily movement, whilst a running persons room on the other hand is already laid out in front of him.
Josefsson’s work relates to us, through videos and photographs, the sense of inadequacy we may experience in relation to others. This feeling of being inept, and projecting our self onto others in order to understand ourselves better, brings with it the the risk of abandoning ourselves in the process.
“wanting to pull the day back through the light erase the oncoming night want to see more, be certain that I’ll see anywhere is where it’s all happening”
Mattias Fredrik Josefsson (b. 1981) moved from Gothenburg to Oslo at the age of 19, and currently lives in Bergen. In 2008/09 he was a resident at the Kitakyushu Contemporary Center of Art in Japan. Josefsson has his degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art, and has, among other things assisted Norwegian artist Tom Sandberg.
The Matter of Going Somewhere is the seventh in a series of shows at MELK showcasing young scandinavian photography.
The gallery is open for the public on saturdays and sundays 12.00 – 16.00 or by appointment.