Patched Up

Tegen2 Stockholm. 10 April-3 May 2015

In Patched Up, Petter Hellsing tracks the global city's rhythms and shapes – the constant shifts between chaos and order.
An entry into the city, as a body or a thought, the city as materialized ornamentation.

Textiles, which have long been Hellsing's primary media, have their own place within city life. Temporary constructions that make flexible spaces.
Protection from insight, a lookout point, in layer upon layer around our bodies.
In the woven, the twining, in the interweaving of threads, he looks to follow the city's and his own lives, in the embracing, in the temporary, to something greater - beyond the narrative.