<p>Hilda Hellström has developed her practice using intricate casting techniques that explore the inherent qualities of transformative materials. With an empirical and experimental approach, her interest lies in how cultural or emotional associations of material affect our perception of the world around us. In the process she incorporates the will of the material, leaving large parts of the process to the haphazardness of gravity. To show the material qualities and the process of production - what she calls the material narrative - is significant to the practice. She sees this interest as a critique to the anthropocentric worldview that leaves man at the center of all relations. The juxtaposition between intent and chance is at the core of her work, where intent represents human action and the chance represents non-human influences. Through film and sculpture, Hellström has explored the themes of geology and natural forces throughout her practice. The ground we stand on, that we know in its uttermost solidity, erupts and transforms, which might leave us feeling humble or lacking control. These transformative aspects of the world and the malleability of reality are in different ways translated into the work.<br /><br /> Her work has been exhibited at Gothenburg Museum of Art, The British Craft Council, MAK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst) Vienna, Victoria & Albert Museum London, Tramway Glasgow, London Design Museum, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Röhsska Museet, Art Basel Miami, Shanghai Power Station Art Museum, Daelim Museum South Korea, Design Museo Helsinki and MUDAC Lausanne, amongst other institutions. Hellström currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.</p>
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