What She Knew I - X

What She Knew  I - X

What She Knew is an ongoing series of surveys of the sky. Inspired by antique planispheres, I have been drawing my own celestial maps since 2015. My maps differ greatly in level of abstraction. Some contain only coordinate systems with constellation boundaries, others contain detailed mapping of stars visible to the naked eye, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies etc. 


What She Knew (I-X) maps the sky over the northern and southern hemisphere. Each individual map symbolise a particular moment in time and space when my thoughts and feelings were different from what they are now. My maps are systematic, concrete and fixed, while simultaneously representing remote and intimate realities, in perpetual motion and flux. 

2015- 

Dimensions variable

"What She Knew VIII"

What She Knew X, 2018, Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 75 x 75 cm. 

What She Knew IX, 2018, Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 32 x 32 cm.

What She Knew VIII, 2018, Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 32 x 32 cm.

"What She Knew"

What She Knew VI & VII, 2017, Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 100 x 100 cm. Installation view and detail from the exhibition Mazes, Nebulae, Sedimentations, House of Foundation, Moss (NO), 2017. 


What She Knew III, 2017, Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 100 x 100 cm. Installation view and detail from the exhibition Print Matters, Norske Grafikere, Oslo (NO), 2017. 

What She Knew IV & V, 2017, Graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint on paper, 150 x 180 cm. Installation view and details from Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, Moscow (RU), 2017.

"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"
"What She Knew I & II"

What She Knew I & II, 2015, Graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 150 x 180 cm. Installation view and details from the exhibition Platons huskestue, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO), 2016. Photo credits: Eirik Knoop.

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