Project presentation by Peter Fjørtoft Jacobsen, PAS (Performance Art Stavanger)
Welcome to the nostalgia-filled, preindustrial, and national-romantic exhibition, “Reapers and Sowers”. You’re invited to Studio K to work alongside the artist with hay, twine, your own reflections about work, and audio excerpts from labor and workplaces. What is created during the project period will be gathered and presented as part of an exhibition at the end of the week.
“Sowers and Reapers” is part of an exploration of labor as an activity and economic necessity. What effect does vocation have on one’s sense of self, to which degrees are exhaustion satisfying, and has modern technology and attitudes changed people’s perceptions of labor? What configuration occurs in a workplace with minimal structure, where its laborers can come and go as they please, and work as much or little as they would like?
Peter Fjørtoft Jacobsen (b. 1995) is an artist based in Stavanger with a bachelors in fine art from KMD. He works conceptually with repetition, degradation, and liminality. “Repetition is in everything. From how simple cells replicate themselves into complex lifeforms, to the daily routines those lifeforms create for themselves. I’m obsessed by my own makeup, the makeup of all else, and the often arbitrary lines others and I use to define it as different from ourselves, and ourselves from each other.”
Visitors have the opportunity to see and participate in the process during the week, which results in a performance on Saturday 28 October.
24, 25, 26 and 27.10.23: 15.30-20.00.
Performance Saturday 28.10.23: 15.00-17.00