Fjærestad's work references everyday life, and her sensitivity to social and cultural interactions, played out through the materials and techniques she uses. In a previous exhibition she wowed audiences by crocheting fuse wire into the forms of 1980's and 1990's middle class, domestic appliances.
With this project, ideas relating to our sporting culture, and particularly the stadium or grandstand, came in for scrutiny. By isolating this structure, questions arise, such as who is viewing who and who has the power? By bringing these questions and forms into the gallery space, the audience and its behaviour gets implicated in the work. Who is on show? Who is competing? Who is winning? Who is judging? Answer: all of us.
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