janne malmros


Exhibition open to the public on
Fridays 2-7pm,
Saturdays 9am-noon
18th May - 6th July 2002
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street,
London WC1E 7HT

previous work by the artist
Janne Malmros’ work is investigative in nature, specifically in terms of play and games. She aims to create spaces where objects can act somewhere between control and chaos. In doing so she tests out options and offers up possibilities. She is interested in growth, movement and the power of mental pollution. Her work is often small, minimal and playful. Malmros has an ongoing interest in what dirt consists of. Mary Douglas referred to it as ‘matter out of place,’ and this could be a way to understand Malmros’ work; creating spaces with there own rules and letting objects play out their own unexpected stories within them.

For + The Parasites she has spoken to Valarie Curtis at LSHTM and looked into her research on hand washing, dirt, disgust and disease. Malmros explores what human beings are made of as material and what they are disgusted by, in a fresh manner with out the usual issues that come when viewing human matter and the human condition.

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