Ingela Ihrman (SE)
Performance with fig costume (cotton, viscose, polyester, wire net, zip, wheat flour, white glue, paper, oil paint)
The Fig is a silent performance in one act. A person donned in a purple fig costume stands in front of the audience and divides itself in two halves as if a knife was cutting through the fruit. The cut exposes the fleshy interior of the fig. The half fig leaves its other half behind and walks away.
Ingela Ihrmans´s work is sparked by the strong emotions of everyday life and a desire to understand, question or express certain aspects of being alive, social and human. It is particularly the pleasures and pain that come with co-existence, autonomy, loneliness and longing for belonging that intrigues her.
Ingela Ihrman’s work is sparked by the strong emotions of everyday life and a desire to understand, question or express certain aspects of being alive, social and human. Her practice includes sculpture, installation, performance, video and writing as well as collaborations within the fields of science, theater and dance. She has an MFA in Art in the Public Realm and her works are exhibited at Yokohamatriennalen 2020, the Nordic Pavilion in Venice 2019, as well as Art Lab Gnesta, Moderna Museet and Tensta konsthall.