"If I Had A Heart I Could Love You" (2011)
In this project made for the Royal College of Art SHOW 2011 I work with how we perceive the world, twisting and changing the perception of the space to create an eerie surreal and otherworldly feeling. The setting is a wooden hut as we know it from the folk tales of Brothers Grimm. The viewer is intruding this reality shifting dark place. It is a fake wooden hut, a piece of theater-like scenery made from drawn wooden planks, the “Flintstones” aesthetic and Technicolor quality of the ceramics underlines the hyper real dreamlike feeling.
In the hut there is a fireplace, the burning logs look like hearts, but the hearts look like real hearts and the branches sticking out of them resembles blood filled arteries and veins. The hut is in a forest or maybe the hut is the forest; the wooden planks are sprouting and coming to life, or maybe they were alive and someone is cutting them down? This uncanny and dark fairytale is fragmented, like in a crime story the clues are scattered around, the viewer is the detective trying to make sense of it all.

Size: height: 200 cm. width: 200 cm. depth: 130 cm. (installation)
Materials: ceramics, MDF, polyester fiber, pins, embroidery, digital print, objet trouvé