Munne full av grus

”Mouth Full of Gravel”
Opening Friday 22nd February 6pm-9pm
Exhibition runs until 9 th of March
Opening times Thurs-Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm
CirkulationsCentralen presents the first exhibition in Sweden of Copenhagen based artist Mette Høyen Andersen. She will be exhibiting drawings and installations that revolve around language and memory.
The drawings are based on language in both a concrete and abstract meaning. Words and meanings are woven into drawings, like fragments of memory, while others are more abstract. The work contains a double narrative, simultaneously told by the drawings’ ambiguous stories and the concrete expression of the words. Other works being exhibited function as markings in the room and in the transitional space between surface and space. It is about poetry and logic; it plays on humour and toys with the definition of drawing.
At the same time it is about exhibiting in a new country, and about being understood in the broadest possible sense. The title, “Mouth Full of Gravel”, is found in one of the drawings and is a quotation from a song by Lisa Ekdahl. The title also refers to relating to, and maybe speaking another language – to the feeling of having one’s mouth full, and moving outside of the spoken language in order to get something communicated.
Mette Høyen Andersen lives and works in Copenhagen, and is a member of Fabrikken Atelier for Art og Design. She was educated in communication from the University of Roskilde and has earlier worked with video, sound and diapositive production. Over the last few years she has principally worked with drawings and installations in both individual and collective exhibitions. She has also participated in the alternative art fair “Alt_cph” in Copenhagen and the “3 rd Drawing Biennale” in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a residency in Berlin.