Siren Elise Dversnes Dahle (b. 1986, NO) uses photographic starting points of collapsed buildings. These images of ruins are woven, and a fine-meshed interaction emerges between construction and the destructive collapse associated with warfare and crisis. The architecture is grim, apparently destroyed. Dahle’s work paints a picture of a more existential decay – distorted thoughts and feelings of discouragement. She places herself at an intersection of contrasts: between imperfect beauty, an aesthetics of decay, and the possibility of building something up.
Dahle is acquired by the National Museum of Norway and the National Museum for Decorative Arts and Design in Trondheim.