Artist statement

How does the organization of space affect our participation in social settings and public life? Through textile, installations and video performances, I investigate the relationship between the individual and society, man and architecture. I move, measure, draw, build and lay out carpets to make a limitation, an occupied space, scaled to the body. The execution of the projects is important to me; a bodily action and physical gesture, where space is produced through the movements and work of the body. The projects can be seen as experiments on democracy, autonomy and self-sufficiency.

-Karen Kviltu Lidal, 2016