‘I am interested in the human perception and the interconnectedness of things in nature and life in which various elements and matters exist in more than one form. Working with the craft of slow dynamical processes, the transformation of colour and the artistic process using life circles, trans species communication, microorganisms, organic fiber/material and organic natural colour, engaging between cultural historical methods, craft, art and science; focusing anywhere in-between the micro and the macro. In the meeting between the sensations and the intellectual, the boundary between what we know and what we do not understand. Transforming and unleashing the often forgotten in nature which thrives by creating colour through photosynthesis to communicate and using colour as an indicator for the environment.
I am artistically researching slow natural dye – natures colour possibilities and methods and processes as a subject with a broad perspective, philosophical, biodiversity and sustainable on each level down to the atomic. Using slow fermenting processes and experimental methods to create colour; and combining these with digital and other technological methods, performance and performativity. Researching the haptic perception in communication between my skin – the body as an organism and the natural colour and the coloured material/fibre and water. Our bodies consist largely of living organisms that our lives rely on; micro- macro; life as an open flow, impossible to separate into individual pieces as man, as animal and body, a dependent system.
‘Seeking a sensory dimension of experience and perception with colour, shape and fiber as life changing in the space and physical essence matter – the material sensuous and the transformation of these. In my work I pursue the dissolving borders between mind and body, culture and nature, man and animal – experience and disciplines. I work with the mysterious phenomena in nature and take advantage of living organic systems that give colour and pattern, and echo of a life process and an aspect of our fragile ecosystems. Working with the natural world is a reminder of nature’s time, schedules and the dynamics of life and human ecology.’
‘With my body – time – space and material, I seek experiences and sensations that are incomplete and invisible.’
Link to an article in Swedish: http://www.kulturivast.se/konst
LInk to blogg article in Swedish: http://henrietteousback.blogspot.se/2013/09/dying-to-know.html
My work are naturally including urban farming on my terrace at 7th floor in Gårdsten, Gothenburg, information coming soon