Within the field of science, Interference is the physical phenomenon which occurs when two or more waves meet and interact with each other and each other's fluctuations. Isabel Berglund and Signe Jais have titled their new joint exhibition in SPECTA Interference: the two artists each contribute to the exhibition with individual works, and at the same time they bring forward the constructive interference that can arise when two artists exhibit together. In other words, the exhibition will draw attention to both the individual characteristics of the works and at the same time exactly where the works, each with their own sound, strike a common tone.
Signe Jais works primarily with collage as her medium. With scraps and different types of paper, most often from older books on Danish and international architecture, she takes us on a journey, both back in time specifically, but in this way also out of the time-specific. With a firm focus on showing us transitions - from countryside to city, from the inside to the outside and the movement in the space itself - Signe Jais often emphasizes the way in which these opposites are connected. And in the new works, she draws, quite concretely, threads on the collages; The perspectives are reinforced with many precise threads that have the same vanishing point, and she builds on embedded grids. Signe Jais thus enhances the underlying structures and connections already existing, both in our surroundings and in what we create.
And precisely the thread is the very concrete and physical point of Interference between Signe Jais and Isabel Berglund. Where Jais uses the thread as direction and to emphasize structures, Isabel Berglund uses the thread as the material which embraces and challenges the shape. In a number of new sculptures, Berglund has worked with the boundary between the recognizable and the abstract where objects such as table legs, dressers, sticks and bulky shapes blend together and are noted behind feisty knit in cotton yarn. The yarn has been given a special wax treatment, and it appears strong and energetic, with loose ends fluttering in all directions. The kinship - the interference - with Signe Jais' sewing thread is obvious, and where Jais emphasizes structure, perspective and connection, Berglund's knit shifts her motives; In changing colors and spiky threads, she creates new rhythms in the recognizable objects and she challenges the form and function which are otherwise clearly evident.