Solo Exhibition at Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program
This exhibition was the culmination of a four month residency during which artists scavenge from the "dump" and create new works made from 95% reclaimed materials found at the Recology San Francisco transfer station.
With the title Beyond Repair as her central theme, Anja Ulfeldt resurrects objects that have been cast into obsolescence. Simultaneously enhancing and subverting a sense of place, Ulfeldt renders uncanny the most basic infrastructure such as flooring, windows and vents to create a questionable and changeable psychological space. By upending expectations, Ulfeldt constructs an environment that is seemingly free of authority and open to doubt. But alongside this uncertainty, she also provides opportunities for viewers to escape into the poetics of small moments. Objects move by forces unseen, what we think we are watching is not quite as it appears, and our perceptions are given free rein to shift from the real to the fantastic.