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Lotta Grimborg: Best Perfomance Overall

Lotta Grimborg: Best Perfomance Overall

Jul

28

Thu

12:00 – 18:00

17–18°C

few clouds

28.7.-21.8.2022
Avajaiset / Vernissage 28.7.2022

The sweaty grip that glues onto my palm
the racket
an extension of my arm
my bodily memory remembers it well
the ball in conversation with the blue sky
the strings vibrate
but stiff

The salty sweat drops falling into my eyes
forcing me to blink
twice
my filthy Adidas sweat band
comes to the rescue

The groan that the body generates
while hitting the ball hard
perfectly straight
they say I have a backhand like Venus Williams

An exhibition circling around competition, performance and unfulfilled dreams. Bead after bead, stitch after stitch I embroider memories of the sports world. The trophy embodies emotions, becomes a symbol of the winning body but also the wounded body and the struggling body. It becomes an extension of my body and actions, a symbol of perseverance and a testament of success. The net is important and works as a dividing line between front and behind, it gathers and collects. If it’s torned it looses its function and vitality. The net can form an empty ball bag and become a symbol of anticlimax and unfulfilled expectations. 15-0, 30-0, 40-0. The ball is out. Game. Set. Match.

Lotta Grimborg (b.1988) is a textile artist currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. In her practice she explores the language of the sports world and the fabric’s inherent qualities and enclosed feminine references. Her main techniques are embroidery and bead embroidery which she explores through two dimensional works and three dimensional soft sculptures. Lotta received her MFA in Textile Art from the University of Gothenburg, HDK-VALAND in 2019 and her BFA in Fine Art from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 2015. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally, but this is the first exhibition in Finland.

Thu 28 Jul 2022 – 21 Aug 2022 12:00 – 18:00

17–18°C

few clouds

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