The Lost One

The installation THE LOST ONE, on Tour:

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Photo: Lisa Kejonen

In the installation The Lost One, Liselotte Wajstedt creates a tender narrative about her grandmother. She examines a personal history and discovers connections to her own life. The work also reflects several profoundly universal questions and ideas about life. The piece consists of a film, an oral narrative, a photograph and a kolt.

The narrative tells the story of a beloved grandmother and her revolutionary life choices. Despite her Laestadianistic faith and the disapproval of her community, she left what appeared to be the perfect marriage to live with another man. Liselotte Wajstedt starts with her own recollections and contemplates them. As an adult she begins to understand connections she had never thought about before.

The film weaves together family photographs and recent landscape pictures. They are accompanied by a newly composed piece of music by Hanna Nutti, who has interpreted the story through text and music. In the film, Liselotte Wajstedt sews a white kolt for her grandmother using the sewing machine she inherited from her. Along the hem she has printed a row of images from the grandmother’s life, which are then joined together, piece by piece.

Áigemátki – Tidsresa – Time Travel: SDS Karasjok, 6. sept – 28. oct 2018

http://samidaiddaguovddas.no/aigematki-tidsreise/

Áigemátki – Tidsresa – Time Travel : Tråante, january 2017 i Trondheim, 5. february 2017

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Alta Museum, 18. january – 28. mars 2016

Värmlands museum, 23. jan – 28 feb 2016

The Lost One

Bildmuseet i Umeå, 25. may – 9. sept 2014

http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en/exhibition/liselotte-wajstedt/12052

 

Short film The Lost One

Liselotte Wajstedt creates a tender narrative about her grandmother. She examines a personal history and discovers connections to her own life. The work also reflects several profoundly universal questions and ideas about life. Liselotte Wajstedt sews a white kolt for her grandmother using the sewing machine she inherited from her. Along the hem she has printed a row of images from the grandmother’s life, which are then joined together, piece by piece.

 

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There is something in between life and death

Exhibition: Right now at Galleri Skáidi in Nikkaluokta 27/7-27/8-16

This is a very well-attended exhibition, welcome all!

Usually, I do not paint so much, I am primarily a filmmaker. But I have my roots in painting, studied at different art schools and have painted a lot. My father taught me how to draw as a child, when I was 11 years old he showed me how to paint with oil. Then I continued painting until the age of 30. Thereafter, I solely focused on film and art film. Now I have begun to return, searching for my mode of expression in painting. The paintings that I show at this exhibition are an extension of my project about Kiruna, Kiruna Ortdrivaren. It evolves around the relocation of the city of Kiruna and land-use in northern Sweden; how the human comes in-between.

About the project:

THERE IS SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
What happens in the intervals between place and person? Between places and
human history, between the place and its memory? Paths have been trodden in the
mountainous landscape. Paths that the Sami people and their reindeer created long
ago, and used for centuries. They walked through this place, once grazing land for
reindeer, until the Swede came and paved roads. It is cracking today, the ground is
breaking open and to leave a wound that will never heal. The Swedish state is selling
off the natural resources of the north for free. Foreign mining companies are free to
come and dig into our fragile, Arctic climate. The culturally entrenched reindeer
suffer, not to mention how it affects the landscape.

 

There is something ...
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm

 

Nu visar

Vajstedt & Wajstedt
sina fantastiska färdigheter.

Fjällen och färgerna fångar betraktaren.
Varken Jan eller Liselotte är okända för norrbottningen eller konstkännarna.
De är inte ovanligt att se deras verk och kreativa avtryck på utställningar både nära och långt borta.
Far och dotter, bägge är skickliga på att se skönhet och kan konsten att väcka intresse med sin konst.

Jan har lång erfarenhet, hans måleri är smakfull och naturen skildras med stor värme och ödmjukhet. Du vill ta dig dit hans tavla lockar dig.
Liselotte är filmare, konstnär, kvinna och same men ogillar att bli placerad i fack. Hon arbetar oftast med samiska teman det hon har närmast hjärtat.
Hennes konst handlar om allmänmänskliga universiella frågor. Hennes kraftfulla och intensiva konstspråk berör.

Du kan lära känna konsten och konstärerna Vajsteds & Wajstedt – en far & en dotter på Galleri Nikkaluokta Skáidi
27/7-27/8 Vernissage och öppning av utställning på onsdag 27/7 kl 14.00

 

The catalog:

1 There is something in between life and death 1
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000 :-
2 Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape 1
Photo, 10×13 cm, 1200:-

3 There is something in between life and death 2
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000 :-
4 Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape 2
Photo, 10×13 cm, 1200:-

5 There is something in between life and death 3
Oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000 :-
6 Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape 3
Photo, 10×13 cm, 1200:-

7 Inside out
oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, 7000:-
8 Inside out, Photomontage, 13×13 cm, serie 1/10, 1500:-

9 Kiruna
olja på duk, 50×50 cm, price by agreement
photo, price by agreement

10 Faces
Film, ’3:29 min, serie 2/5 15000:-

11 Face
oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, privat

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Imago Mundi

Curator, Sweden: Paula von Seth,
Initiator Luciano Benetton, Italy

http://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/liselotte-wajstedt-there-something-between-life-and-death

My work:

What happens in the intervals between place and person? Between places and human history, between the place and its memory? Paths have been trodden in the mountainous landscape. Paths that the Sami people and their reindeer created long ago, and used for centuries. They walked through this place, once grazing land for reindeer, until the Swede came and paved roads. It is cracking today, the ground is breaking open and to leave a wound that will never heal. The Swedish state is selling off the natural resources of the north for free. Foreign mining companies are free to come and dig into our fragile, Arctic climate. The culturally entrenched reindeer suffer, not to mention how it affects the landscape. IMG_8973

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