Aftenposten

2008

   

Det gode liv nr.5 2008

 

Aftenposten

2008

 

Mitt navn er Jennifer Jorfald, jeg er innehaver av verkstedet smashing der jeg bl.a. tilverker veggdekorasjoner og bord av tallerkenskår. Materialene jeg bruker er kasserte tallerkener som jeg klipper møysommelig med tang for å få det ønskede utrykk. Hvert produkt er unikt, og resultat av en nærmest ubegrenset skaperglede. 

Jeg lager mosaikker på bestilling etter ønskete motiv, fargeklanger og størrelser. Jeg kan tilpasse mine eksisterende mosaikker til ulike steder.

Mosaikkene kan brukes til mur-, betong- og gipsvegg eller lignende, limt på en tynn plate kan de også monteres på trevegg. 

 

Jennifer Jorfald

 

The materials I use are old crockery, mostly plates. These objects are carefully cut with special pliers and pieced together, (like a jigsaw puzzle).
I source my materials from second hand shops and jumble sales and often buy objects no-one else wants or has use for. The fact that these objects have been used, often for generations, gives them a patina that I value. In a world where so much ends up on the rubbish tip it feels good to “rescue” these objects and give them new life. I am an artist craftsman using these found materials with irony and humour to tell stories which reflect my own identity which is divided between several countries and cultures. 

 

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A blessing in disguise

Life is full of coincidences. Whilst working on my “slipper” project I had a curious experience. I was queuing to pay in a shop in Oslo and a heroin addict, standing in front of me, wanted to by some slippers. Not having 50 Kroner to pay for them she turned to me and asked me if I could buy them for her. What did she want the slippers for? Maybe she too associated slippers with cosiness, warmth and comfort, something there was little of outside the shop as it was winter.​​

​The suitcase of a Norwegian spy​

It takes all sort's to make a world

Arne Treholt worked in the Norwegian Foreign Office and in 1984 He was arrested and given a 20 year jail sentence for spying for Russia and Iraq. A search of his apartment in 1983 apparently revealed a suitcase full of money, but this was strongly contested by Treholt´s lawyer both at the time and later.​

I have had fun imagining what that suitcase may have contained, many of the objects now being outdated.​

I like to explore different characteristics in the form of shirts, as an author describes his characters in a book. They show particular fragments of Norwegian culture and everyday life, for example hunting, fishing, national costumes, traditions, holidays and religion.​

Lost in Norway

I find suitcases fascinating as objects which can contain pretty much anything. Suitcases travel with their owner and their contents tell you a lot about the him or her. Suitcases are mainly associated with travel, but can also be a symbol of escape (refugees) and terror attacks or always being on the move. For some a suitcase is the nearest they will come to a “home” and as an object can spark feelings of nostalgia and dreams.​

I find suitcases fascinating as objects which can contain pretty much anything. Suitcases travel with their owner and their contents tell you a lot about the him or her. Suitcases are mainly associated with travel, but can also be a symbol of escape (refugees) and terror attacks or always being on the move. For some a suitcase is the nearest they will come to a “home” and as an object can spark feelings of nostalgia and dreams.​

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Arne Treholt worked in the Norwegian Foreign Office and in 1984 He was arrested and given a 20 year jail sentence for spying for Russia and Iraq. A search of his apartment in 1983 apparently revealed a suitcase full of money, but this was strongly contested by Treholt´s lawyer both at the time and later.​

I have had fun imagining what that suitcase may have contained, many of the objects now being outdated.​​

Too much information

Siv Jensen is a hard-working Norwegian politician. She is always well prepared, tough and unafraid. She doesn’t mince her words, she is decisive, committed, and isn’t afraid of a challenge.

 

I respect her, though I do not share her political views.
She is also a politician who will be remembered for The Lipstick Dress. It was a bold statement. The Norwegian press were shocked by it.
The suitcase is a playful idea to mark the moment that Siv Jensen left her post as the minister of finance.

 

I have made her a nostalgic suitcase in which to take away what she wants from her time in office.  We can all wonder about what it may contain. 
What would Siv Jensen have in her suitcase? What memories and experiences will be carried out of the door? A suitcase is filled with personal objects, and the contents could tell us a lot about the owner, although we may never know what really is inside. 

 

I wish her a bon voyage and have put some gifts into her suitcase. She can relax in the soft pyjamas with a good book, a spritz of perfume, the enormous box of chocolates given to her by the prime minister and enough money in her purse.

Corona Tank Tops​

My Corona vest´s are personal comments on the Corona crisis. They represent my perspective of the media, and the rules and regulations sent out by the authorities. They are my reactions and reflections in extreme and uncertain times.

 

In the beginning of the pandemic there was a lot to take in (relate to); ship home all the Norwegians currently abroad (my daughter was in Peru, trying to bring her home led to a lot of challenges), quarantine, restricted movement outdoors, two meter distancing, one meter distancing, health app, home office, different national day celebration, no holiday abroad, (norgesferie), new lock down, face mask, no alcohol in restaurants and bars, no big Christmas celebrations, confusing guidelines. 

In the middle of all this, like a bizzare theatre performance, was the American election, with Donald Trump playing the main role.

During the past year I have made a seres of vest´s that document unusual, and somtimes humourous, challenges to society as we know it. 
I chose vest´s because they bare a strict form, a significant piece of clothing – often  (sometimes) with a written message on them.
 

My Corona vest´s are personal comments on the Corona crisis. They represent my perspective of the media, and the rules and regulations sent out by the authorities. They are my reactions and reflections in extreme and uncertain times.

In the beginning of the pandemic there was a lot to take in (relate to); ship home all the Norwegians currently abroad (my daughter was in Peru, trying to bring her home led to a lot of challenges), quarantine, restricted movement outdoors, two meter distancing, one meter distancing, health app, home office, different national day celebration, no holiday abroad, (norgesferie), new lock down, face mask, no alcohol in restaurants and bars, no big Christmas celebrations, confusing guidelines.

 

In the middle of all this, like a bizzare theatre performance, was the American election, with Donald Trump playing the main role.

During the past year I have made a seres of vest´s that document unusual, and somtimes humourous, challenges to society as we know it. I chose vest´s because they bare a strict form, a significant piece of clothing – often  (sometimes) with a written message on them.

 

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