24.02.14 by Jeff

“Private Language” by Malin Gabriella Nordin

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Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin created a series of sculptures and then invited eleven children between the ages of three and five to interpret them.

“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story connected to them, which one they liked the most, etc. I asked each child if they felt the collection was missing something, and if so could they draw the missing piece. I asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which every child except for one did. Even the children who didn’t have anything to say about my sculptures were so certain when they started to move them around. There was no hesitation – they knew exactly how and where they were supposed to go. Before any judgment on the beautiful or the ugly, before any acceptance or refusal (official or private), they provided a testimony of a certain way of being in the world, experiencing the world.

Malin has produced a beautiful book of the project (which you can order here). I’ve included more images from inside the book below!

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03.10.12 by Jeff

Malin Gabriella Nordin

Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin
“Private Language” is a project by one of my favourite artists, Malin Gabriella Nordin. She recently invited eleven children, ages 3 – 5, to interpret a collection of her sculptures:

“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story, which one they liked the most, etc. I asked each one of them if they felt the collection was missing something and if so could they draw the missing piece. I also asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which all except for one did. The upcoming months I will interpret their drawings and make their missing pieces into new sculptures and paintings.”

I usually include a handful of images, but I’ve included 30 images here. They were too beautiful not to post. I guess it’s kind of obvious that I love this project.

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29.11.11 by Jeff

Malin Gabriella Nordin

Sculptures, collages, and drawings by Malin Gabriella Nordin.

Sculptures and collages by artist Malin Gabriella Nordin

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25.01.11 by Jeff

Malin Gabriella Nordin

More collages (soon to be sculptures) by Malin Gabriella Nordin.

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12.04.10 by Jeff

Malin Gabriella Nordin

Collages by Malin Gabriella Nordin.

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