Estrid Åkermark / Legend
Galleriet, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
Östra Strandgatan 30 B,
903 33 Umeå
Legend centres around authority and power. Legend is standing behind a speaker’s chair, an item that represents a big event that is going to take place, is taking place or has taken place. Sort of a quiet before the storm. A looking back at the materials of childhood, ombré PVC that brings one back to P.E class. Growing up around the minimalist luxury of Stockholm, a city of contradictions in wealth, class, suburbia/suburbs. A scene created for the observer to enter and feel what it’s like to stand before and behind the speaker’s chair, both moments often being necessary. I am legend, and sometimes I’m the one observing legend.