Wessman & Sköld A quest for land without evil 11/5 -1/7

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A quest for land without evil

Preview Friday 11/5 from 5 - 8 pm
Exhibition dates 11/5 - 1/7 2012

ELASTIC Gallery is proud to present the first exhibition by the artist duo Wessman & Sköld at the gallery.

Ola Gustafsson ELASTIC Gallery

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natural resources materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.

natural 1 existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind

resource ( resources) a country's collective means of supporting itself or becoming wealthier, as represented by its reserves of minerals, land, and other assets.

mineral 1 a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. • a substance obtained by mining

forest a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth

land • an expanse of land; an area of ground, esp. in terms of its ownership or use ( lands) the Indians were wiped out as gold prospectors invaded their lands.

use 1 take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplishing a purpose or achieving a result.• take or consume (an amount) from a limited supply of somethin, exploit (a person or situation) for one's own advantage

economic • justified in terms of profitability • (of a subject) considered in relation to trade, industry, and the creation of wealth

gain 1 obtain or secure (something desired, favorable, or profitable)

means 2 money; financial resources : a woman of modest but independent means. • resources; capability • wealth : a man of means.

wealthy having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich : the wealthy nations of the world

reserve 1 (often reserves) a supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required

asset noun a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality

valuable worth a great deal of money

property 1 a thing or things belonging to someone; possessions collectively.• a building or buildings and the land belonging to it or them

profit a financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something

wipe someone out 1 kill a large number of people

exploit make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource) • use (a situation or person) in an unfair or selfish way • benefit unfairly from the work of (someone)

unfair not based on or behaving according to the principles of equality and justice : at times like these the legal system appears inhumane and unfair, selfish, mean

Not behaving according to the principles of equality and justice. Ignoring them. Justifying the continous systematic, accelerating efforts to achieve more with economic pretexts. Trying to win over the resources.

We sit down among the resources, where they once were and partly still are, to have a sandwich and a coffee. A large area is (still) available. We sit together (big, small). Capability.

Isabell Dahlberg, 2012

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