In Mattering Waves, Ane Graff presents a new body of sculptural works that poetically engage with issues of identity, touch and growth. The sculptures in Mattering Waves deal with issues of touch and identity between materials, and between humans and materials. Inspired by philosopher Donna Haraway’s statement that she herself is “a creature of the mud,” the works in Mattering Waves connect the human body to the material world. The human body is highly material, being constantly “touched” and affected by other materials: it is an inextricable part of the mineral and metal world, as metals are being pumped through veins and minerals build bones.
Ane Graff lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She graduated from Bergen National Academy of the Arts in 2004 and currently holds a position of PhD Research Fellow at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include “Soon Enough: Art in Action”, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; “Myths of the Marble”, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the 11th Gwangju Biennale “The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)”, Gwangju; and ”Surround Audience -The New Museum Triennial 2015″, NY.