Travel Journal For a Stationary Life began as a great – and unfulfilled – desire to travel. Unfulfilled because at the time the artist was prevented from going very far, or even not so far. Travel Journal … became an alternative to actually going places.
There is something haunting about the notion of how one’s entire existence would have been different had one only been somewhere else. And it easily co-exists with the recognition that there will always be somewhere else, regardless of where one happens to find oneself. It is all very human, very futile.
The exhibition consists of poetry and a series of collages, and is, in its own way, about economic resources, visions of a more fulfilling life and the boundaries that reality presents.
Lisa Him-Jensen, born in Stockholm 1980, received her MFA from Bergen Academy of Arts and Design in 2009, and lives and works in Bergen. Her art includes painting, drawing and poetry, sometimes in hybrid forms and sometimes by themselves.
This year she is showing works at galleri s.e. in Bergen; Studio17 in Stavanger; Kunsthall Stavanger; Doverodde Book Arts Center in Hurup; and at Cigarrvägen13 in Hökarängen.