26 SEPTEMBER – 27 OCTOBER 2019
He dives like a seal, looking for shells.
The heart beats from fright and excitement.
Beams breaks on the water´s surface, he catches his breath.
Cerebrellum. Butterfly. Glimpse.
It´s the beginning of July and something happens. Something which is really not supposed to happen. A and B meet, around them only the sea. A eats B, but then A and B become friends, one surrounded by the other. Friendship leads to eternal love, which again leads to A becoming B´s power plant, and B becomes the core of A. A cell.
Cochlea inside. In the dark and the murmur. Purple ear. Out there, a mirroring sculpture spinning on a pole in the wind. Steel ear.
It´s Sunday morning and raining. It´s been raining for two million years now. The desert reptiles didn’t survive. Pangea slid apart and a new kind of reptiles are grazing among the tree tops.
Everything is piled.
It is mirrors, holes and roars right through.
Sticks and fogs.
A newborn child, a window is opened and fresh winter air flows in. For a moment, everything becomes transparent for light, and this light can continue into the endless time. A faint radiation showing the newborn universe.
It pulls and draws around the ankles.
Nice buildings, straight steel bars. The door closes slowly. Plain stick buildings. Driftwood in a frothing wave.
Stretches itself in the dawn.
ELLISIF HALS (1981), born in Molde, Norway but lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. Hals received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Konstfag at Oslo National Academy of Art, Norway.
Hals's works has been shown at Norske Grafikere, Oslo; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Ystads konstmuseum, Ystad; Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo; Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö; Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simrishamn; Arnstedt Östra Karup; Konsthallen Meken, Smedjebacken; Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop; Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Møre og Romsdal Kunstnersenter, Molde etc.
Hals received numerous awards such as Sigvard and Marianne Bernadottes konstnärsfond stipendium; Maria Bonnier Dahlins stipendium; Sparebanken Møre Gnist stipend; Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipend etc.
Hals's work is in the permanent collection of Bonniers Konstsamling; Malmö Konstmuseum; Statens Konstråd; Stockholms läns landsting; Uppsala Kommun and she has worked with public commissions for Stockholm konst; Stockholm läns landsting, Bekkevoll Ungdomsskole, Norway etc.