Normann x Brask Art Collection - Hasle Carafe & Glass
Two delicate pieces of glassware, a carafe and a glass, with an inscription that reads ‘kep it insade, tring not to brick’. With her contribution to the Normann x Brask Art Collection, Gudrun Hasle exposes, and plays on, her diagnosed dyslexia. Even if we are able to read the caption and comprehend the intended words, the obvious misspelling goes against the grain of our conception, making us oddly uneasy.Appearing almost like a scar that disrupts the smooth surface of the glass, the invasive nature of the sandblast inscription relates back to Hasle’s youth, when she went through a dark period as a cutter. Thus, Hasle’s pieces feed on narratives: her own personal stories, as well as the ones you read into them.The pieces play on dualities: the delicate container that holds its liquid and the individual trying to hold it together and not succumb to the pressures of society. By means of materiality and immateriality, Hasle draws our attention to fragility – in both glass and in people.
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