Granne med Gud (Neighbour with God) - Michael Johansson
Granne med Gud, 2002
(Neighbour with God)
Studio, office equipment, painting equipment.
Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 m.
Installation view: Åpen dag, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Trondheim (N)

For an Open Day exhibition in the Trondheim Academy of Art, I divided the studio I was sharing with a fellow student in half. Our way of working was very much different. I liked keeping my space clean, while my studiomate’s paint and materials spread both in volume and intensity. I chose to make our differences even more obvious.

Chaos is neighbour with God is a Swedish proverb, meaning that there’s a thin line between succeeding and failing, between total chaos and great solutions. In this artwork you might say I named myself God.


Exhibited at:
Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (N) 2003
Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim (N) 2003
Åpen Dag, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Trondheim (N) 2002