”When my gaze doesn’t wander around in people’s faces, it wanders on the ground. Leaves, sticks and debris, everything resembles something. Nature is full of profiles, bodies and staring eyes. In Rotpost, I simply looked closer. Picked up lichens, leaves, straw and examined them. I’ve cut forth what was already there, added small paper cuts where it was needed. Pressed it all between the glasses of slide frames, put it into a slide projector and viewed the small worlds amplified, blown up, big, dark and detailed. While working with Rotpost the similarity between plant and creature has become clear. The lichen has fingers, the leaf has both veins and hair. My conception of corporeality has been challenged. Flesh is grass, body and plant are alike, but have different moods and rhythm.”Lisa Jonasson is an artist. She cuts with small scissors. Builds images similar to what she sees in her head when falling asleep.
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