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December 18, 2014


Filed under: Writing


I’ve opened up an account on Medium and put my MFA thesis online for anyone who is interested.

Physical copies are also available (for a limited time) through NSEW. Less than a dozen are left! Coincidentally, everything on NSEW is on sale through the end of December..

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December 10, 2014


Filed under: Quotes

I’ll make my report as if I told a story… the soundest fact may fail or prevail in the style of its telling: like that singular organic jewel of our seas, which grows brighter as one woman wears it and, worn by another, dulls and goes to dust. Facts are no more solid, coherent, round, and real than pearls are. But both are sensitive.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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November 19, 2014

Forslag Design

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Forslag Design is a new Japanese webshop selling Scandinavian and Scandinavian inspired products curated by Yako Yoshikane.

On their main page right now there is a feature on my Pictures from Japan accompanied by a new text written for a Japanese audience.

They are also carrying a wide selection of NSEW products, including some that are sold-out. The pic above is a double framing of postcards from Kim Hiorthøy and Paul Paper.

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October 20, 2014

This Saturday in Baltimore

Filed under: Exhibitions


Baltimore’s Open Space is re-opening in a brand new location with a group show I’m happy to be a part of:

Precious Moments is a group curated show focusing on works that are hinged on sentiment and the gentle gaze of mind-full observation. Artworks span from domestic sculpture to written and painted prose. Like photos in a family album, this show is woven as a warm blanket to welcome you to our new home.

Andrew Eargle (Oakland)
Roberto Jamora (New York)
Flannery Silva (Baltimore)
Patrice Renee Washington (New York)
Jessica Williams (Oslo)

Open Space
512 W Franklin St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Opening: Saturday, October 25, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition: October 25 – November, 2014

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October 13, 2014


Filed under: Images


Working on a new project now during this lull between traveling, application deadlines, and real life. A slow sifting through images with the tentative title: digital images of the physical world.

Last night Rolf and I were talking about my childhood love of sci-fi. Got so impassioned talking about it but when I was done he just shrugged and said something about our world being so crazy and full enough as-is.

Also: posting some images here, though I haven’t decided how I feel about it yet.

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October 1, 2014

unlikely pairing

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Rolf (my husband) and I have started a new blog about foraging, fermentation, and food: unlikely pairing.

I’m trying to keep it updated twice a week and at this very moment we actually have dozens of projects going on. Tomorrow, for example, I’m bottling our first batch of hard cider this season and preparing the second. I also took a few pics of things to forage in NYC when we were there last week..

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September 18, 2014

Jessica Williams + Friends

Filed under: Exhibitions


The NYABF opens in exactly one week, so here is the final list of all the great people I’ll be representing at my table, Jessica Williams + Friends:

Anna Barner Stokholm
Constance Tenvik
Eivind Opsvik and Michelle Arcila
Eriksen / Brown
Hedda Roterud Amundsen
Ina Hagen
Jessica Williams
Ksenia Aksenova
Martin Sæther and Daniel Peder Askeland
Parallel Academy
Marianne R Arnesen
Solveig Lønseth and Andreas Öhman


I’m also happy to share that my table is supported by both the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and Kulturrådet. The latter has financed the production of two newsprint posters (one of which is above) and a selection of Norwegian candy that will be given away at the fair.

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September 7, 2014

This week in Umeå

Filed under: Exhibitions


On Friday a short video I’ve made (a still from which is above) will be debuted as part of a screening organized by Lily Benson at Folkets Bio in Umeå. The screening itself is in conjunction with her solo show entitled The unnamed feeling opening on Thursday at Trailer Gallery.

This show should not be missed if you’re in the area because not only should the show be good, but Lily is great also! Inspired by Youtube videos of simple everyday gestures filmed with intimacy intended to induce Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (A.S.M.R.), she has created a new body of work around the need to name bodily sensations. More info here.

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