Hope This Helps
Studio 17, Stavanger
A brand new year has started, with possibilities to live smarter, healthier, more efficient or more evironmentalfriendly. But you know how it is: The aspirations and ideals may be fine, but in the end it is just so easy returning to the old habits. These contrasts are much present in the works of Bente Ånestad.
The attention is first drawn to the colourful explosions of peptalk and inspirational quotes, in drawings on paperdisks. But the bleak reality is well documented in the black&white drawings of solitaire games, lazing on the sofa, staring at the TV. And as a brutal judge, the wall clock spins fast around, showing how time flies while you do nothing.
Or really? What is so bad in enjoying life a little, use some time to relax, doing stuff that is utterly non-productive? I mean not all the time, but some of the time? Maybe we should better ditch some of this pressure to be oh-so-perfect, and just appreciate life? Do you feel better now? I hope this helps.