THE UNEXPECTED PART OF LIFE
The Unexpected part of Life is a project, which intends to create a parallel narration not only about specific places but about them in relation to the world. Celeste lives in a constant journey, looking for the subtle Unexpectedness in every step, in every place. Life is about seeing through things. So far she has done three chapters about this project that is probably going to last all her life.
CHAPTER I: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
The first chapter of the project was made at the beginning of 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland, in the frame of an artist´s residence at Index - OG9 Studios. I spent almost 3 months living there and working everyday in the studio, facing the railroads.
The final presentation took place in Wäscherei Kunstverein Gallery.
Using the resource of layers, I overlapped a piece of my work over the conventional view of railroads, workers, cars. The collage was made by using a ‘non recognizable’ piece of work between the viewer and the everyday action which happens in the back-scene.
My hand-made work is present in one simple shape, functioning as a frame, as a subject of separation between the Expected part of life and the Unexpected one.
By this mechanism I attempt to suggest which could be the interactive role of the artist with society, how the personal view can be related with the common space, provoking a new composition, new meanings, and also new ways of conceived time, space and ways of interaction.
Kvinnors hjärta (Women's Heart) , Wood Sculpture made out of papers from books that Celeste found on the streets of Zurich, and others from her personal collection.
Digital collage made out of photographs taken during the residence at Index, researching the unexpecting part of life in Zurich, Switzerland, 100 x 80 cm.
Exhibitions views at Wäscherei Kunstverein where the chapter I of the project was presented.
CHAPTER II: NORWAY
This chapter was conceived during August and September 2013 between Stavanger, Hardanger Fjörd and Bergen during different art residencies and exhibitions. The final presentation took place in One Night Only Gallery (ONO), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
CHAPTER III: SWEDEN
This chapter was developed during 2012 - 2013 in a few different trips to Sweden. All the inspiration and materials were recollected in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Umeå. The final exhibition took place in Trailer gallery, a very interesting project inside Umeå university.