Louise Dickmann, The Sorrows #8, #7 and #5, 2015-2016. Found text (partial erasure of book page), found images. Photography © Yasmin Eghtesadi.
“My principal methodology is to reconfigure whatever objects and materials are at hand. Over time, my works have more overtly referred to anxiety, loss and sorrow. The first work that involved the partial erasure of a book page was made in 2010. I sought out the words and letters needed to spell out a message to myself: “everything is ok today”.There was a stillness in the works that followed but it couldn’t be sustained: disaster, cruelty and chaos crowded in. My current works, collectively called A Book of Sorrows, are reflections on our absurd conduct” – Louise Dickmann