The Lotte Series Pt. I—IV


2010

HD video 1.50 mins (loop), 400 sheets of paper, c-print framed, two packages, work from the collection, documents, lightbox, artistbook, cotton gloves. The work is part of the Kalmar Art Museum collection.
—I feel as though I should like to write you a long letter. An endless letter. Pages and pages.

The Lotte Series Pt. I—IV is a four part site-specific installation with re-interpretations of works by Lotte Laserstein, 1898—1997, an artist of Jewish descent that immigrated from Germany to the small city of Kalmar in the south of Sweden. The work is based on paintings and documents found in the collection and archives of Kalmar Art Museum. Informed by her artistry and relation to her long term friend Traute Rose each part in the series uses different media, addressing issues of representation of women, private identity, alienation, the “muse” as a phenomenon and art as commodity.


The Lotte Series Pt. I: I am a Stranger Here Myself (Tomas). C-print framed, 2 packages, work from the collection.
The Lotte Series Pt. IV: Traute II (Puppy). Six folded riso prints A2-format, cotton gloves.
The Lotte Series Pt. I: I am a Stranger Here Myself (Tomas), (detail).
The Lotte Series Pt. IV: Traute II (Puppy), (detail). Folded riso print.
The Lotte Series Pt. II: L to V (Vita to Virginia), HD video 1.50 mins (loop), 400 sheets of paper A4-format.
The Lotte Series Pt. II: L to V (Vita to Virginia), HD video 1.50 mins (loop).
The Lotte Series Pt. III: Traute I (Still Life) (detail).
The Lotte Series Pt. III: Traute I (Still Life). Documents, lightbox.

The Lotte Series Pt. I—IV was commissioned by the Kalmar Art Museum for the exhibition HÄR II. The series consists of four parts: I am a Stranger Here Myself (Tomas), L to V (Vita to Virginia), Traute I (Still Life) and Traute II (Puppy). The work was awarded the Jury Prize. Exhibitions: Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar SE.


 ©MMXIV Conny Karlsson Lundgren