Sara-Vide Ericson (SE, b. 1983)
In her practice Sara-Vide Ericson, Swedish, born 1983, re-enacts thoughts, experiences, fantasies, desires and dreams. Ericson begins by selecting a location to perform, in solitude, an action or a composition, to feel the icy waters, the moss under her feet, the sensation of cold ceramics against her chest, the smell of pine, and the texture of granite on skin. Then she revisits the place to photograph it, often with her sister as her intermediary in the composition. Staged and dressed like a doppelgänger of Ericson, her sister is and isn’t her. The artist uses these photographs of the performed compositions and her sensory memories as the foundation for her paintings. Thus, blurring the lines between reality and fiction, Ericson lets us step into her being.
Sara-Vide Ericson’s works are vessels that carry meaning from beyond the canvas. Something ancient, something wild, something you can’t quite quantify. They challenge our perception of real, fiction, authorship, emotions and notion of existence. An awakening call from the wild.