Actions Exist, and So Do the Consequences, But the Person Who Acts on It Does Not
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- Masteroppgaver 
This text is a collection of ideas and memories narrating my process of discovery in becoming an artist. In my practice, I attempt to comprehend what forms our understanding of ourselves in relation to the other and the world that surrounds us, a broad complex investigation that leads to more questions than answers. As a matter of fact, answers are all but what I am looking for. I accept my own brainy limitations, but most of all, I consider the boundaries of comprehension of my species. Although we are constantly expanding knowledge, some mysteries will remain. My interest in how the world within relates to the world outside guides me in multiple directions, like branches of a tree that keeps on growing. The act of making is intuitive. I experiment with materials, questioning the choices made in retrospect. Comprehension doesn't come before a work is produced but rather during and after. The uncontrollable need of making things is directly related to the evergoing investigation into the mysteries of the human mind. In an attempt to decode my creations, I initiated a game of puzzle with no intention of concluding it. The purpose of the game is not to finish the puzzle but to collect pieces and discover ways to connect them. I work on a continuous project informed by my interest in the subjectivity of perception. I question the blurred definition of identity, consciousness and the self by making my subjectivity a theme in my practice. My curiosity lies in how identity is not a constant but rather a fluid construction, very much influenced by our surroundings. We are not unique and autonomous as it feels. Instead, our behaviour is conducted by beliefs that travel outside our conscious awareness. We have been programmed to follow hierarchical structures of power formed long before our time. By exploring my own vulnerability in these power dynamics, I try to understand how the dualisms mind-body, culture-nature, and female-male relate to each other, dictating the hierarchical systems in which we live. I strongly sense a connection in all the subjects mentioned in this text, even though I am yet to delineate clear lines that link them together. Describing my relationship with materials, I emphasise the importance of working with organic and edible materials, illustrating the connection that food has with identity. I explore how food carries information through time, connecting the micro to the macro as it accesses individual and social layers of memory. Visually and ideologically, food is the element that glues all together.