Hoc est Sammentreff
Galleri Blunk, Trondheim, Norway
“Hoc est Sammentreff” in collaboration with visual artist Månica Zander (Gothenburg, Sweden).
What is reality? Is there something real that is universal? The origins of Månica Zanders and Therese
Sunngrens joint project is a mixture of frustration and fumbling to fnd a personal approach to deal with what sloppily
might be called life puzzle.
Since autumn 2007, they have collected fragments, thoughts and glimpses of life in two notebooks sent back and forth
across the borders.
In an attempt to understand what constitutes the parameters of what may be called reality, with the strophe “det som
är botten i mig är botten också i andra” (what is the bottom of me, is the bottom also in others) from Gunnar Ekelöfs
poem “Jag tror på den ensamma människan” are Zander and Sunngren in the exhibition “Hoc est Sammentreff” at
gallery Blunk, trying to keep a subjective visual conversation about their observations of reality.
Månica Zander (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Therese Sunngren (Jakobstad, Finland) began their artistic collaboration
during their visual art studies at the Swedish Polytechnic, Nykarleby, Finland. In 2006, they did their frst joint project,
the exhibition “Lost; memory” at gallery Sinne, Helsinki, Finland, and has since continued their active cooperation. Recently,
they have been present as participants in the workshop “Art & Text / Art & Practice” with Karlotta Blöndahl at
HIAP, Helsinki, and in the internet project “Weather Photos”, an international photo project about weather, emotions
and communication, initiated by Miriam Songster