Studio17 Residency

Miriam Del Seppia & Helle Lindskog

15.04. – 05.05.2024

Studio17 have the pleasure of introducing Miriam Del Seppia and Helle Lindskog who are the first two artists in residence in our new programme at Øvre Strandgate 66!

Helle Lindskog and Miriam Del Seppia will engage with weaving as a way to create a tactile record of the everyday during their residency at Studio17. Diary writing allows for smaller and unfinished thoughts to be framed by the continuation of the writing routine. Can weaving be dealt with similarly? Towards the end of the stay, they will present their woven interventions in a duo show.

Their collaboration takes its starting point in shared interests in the quotidian, handicrafts and how materials are produced and circulated. They used to be studio mates when they both lived in Rotterdam and studied together at the Piet Zwart Institute. During that time, ideas around craft techniques, materials and the politics around them were shared, like an organic knowledge sharing that happened on a daily basis. Now, when they are located in different cities (Rotterdam and Oslo), they have a desire to keep this conversation ongoing by initiating a common ground for experimentation as well as a dialogue between their practices.

Helle Lindskog wishes to put emphasis on experiences of the everyday in relation to the dream about the good life. Craft, labor and tacit knowledge are subjects that stay close to her practice, where material explorations are guided by a strong interest in the margin for manoeuvre. She mixes mediums as sculpture, installation and performance with written elements to find a position where things are within reach and where the action is close to something constantly ongoing.

Miriam Del Seppia is a visual and textile artist working across botanical dyeing, textiles, painting, drawing, ceramics and gardening. Her process-driven practice focuses on plants, fibers and colors as a way of exploring connections with specific living worlds and their embedded knowledge. Colors and textiles are not only carrying fundamental expressive qualities, but are also a medium of relation, rooted in the surrounding ecosystem. Through slow processes of self-teaching, learning from intimacy, affection and from other-than-humans, she circles around matters of care, ecology and de-growth.