Forms of Ev (Evolve - to Unfold, Open Out, Expand)
2011, installation, video (26 min, dvd, colour, sound), dictionary, photo collage.

During a cruise with scientists in the fjords of Svalbard the summer
2010, I started thinking about the very long time span in the
evolutionary processes and how we as individuals relate to this. Since
words as evangelical, evaporate, evolution, every, ever, evoke all
start with ev, I wanted to find out if there were other connections
between words on ev than the syllables. My project departs from all
the words on ev listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, and it looks
for a form they might have in common. Word with the same beginning
often have visual connections, words in Germanic languages starting
with str most of the time describe something long and thin, and words
on kn something little and round. I have first tried to find visual
representations to each word on ev, but not all can be represented
visually and for those I have found definitions and origns from an
etymological dictionary.

2011, installation, video (26 min, dvd, colour, sound), dictionary, photo collage. 2011, installation, video (26 min, dvd, colour, sound), dictionary, photo collage.