The Blacksmith

 

  “I am consistently inspired by the science of the natural environment, as well as the technological footprint advancing on our planet. There is a growing incompatibility between human technologies and nature, and I continue to search for the root of the initial deviation.”

 

Christina Sporrong is a performance artist and metal sculptor based out of Taos, New Mexico. Born in Sweden and raised all over the world, Sporrong evidenced a fierce artistic drive from an early age. She abandoned city life to live in the inspiring high mountain desert, where she established Spitfire Forge, her own commercial blacksmithing and fabrication shop. She teaches National welding and blacksmithing workshops to women as a means to empower women and de-mystify the process of working with metal.

Sporrong spends a good part of the year traveling around the country and the world with her family, participating in various shows and festivals, showcasing her large scale sculpture projects. She continues to merge the mediums of performance art and steel sculpture with provocative and exciting results. She is currently residing in Berlin, Germany.

 

The installation Mitt Uthus exposes our current moment through the lens of digital culture and contemporary news. With its carefully curated sociopolitical memes and digital media it invites an exploration into contemporary viral media and the power wielded by these iconic visual sound bites of our culture.

 

More about Christina and her work on www.spitfireforge.com

Date

18. Juni 2018

Category

KAOTen Projekte, Kunst