selected works 2020-2022

Christofer Degrér. Daydream, 2021

 

Daydream, 2021
Chroma key paint, rose thorns, chandelier, artificial roses, matchsticks,

strontium aluminate, galvanized carabiner, galvanized steel chain
86 x 81 x 59 cm

> Installation views: Sleep Seeds (w/ Karin Lindstén), Løvens Hule

Christofer Degrér. Daydream, 2021

 

Daydream, 2021 (detail)
 

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Feeble remains of all those times someone never told someone they love someone enough times. Goes without saying, not even once. Recreational fantasy toward a state of final ambivalence or wilted chives sprinkled on top of cold mashed potatoes. Not even death dies eventually. The fear of the known trumps the fear of the unknown each and every time, everybody knows everybody, there’s no escaping what’s ever so completely open, ever so relentlessly accessible. The reoccurrence of complicit fill-in-the-blank forms, perpetual miseries turned code, turned pure unsolicited abstraction, subsiding, falling, collapsing escalators toward high-security nature reserves of free-roaming regrets and missed potential, disintegration into machinic discombobulation, alien indecision, exponentially unfamiliar pain, reducible mystery and chimeric somebodiness., 2021 

Oxidized (using a mix of halite, ammonia, spirit vinegar, liquidized bluebottle fly [Calliphoridae lucilia] antennae) copper nails, and artwork caption (incompletely complete with redundant disenchantments, unmended affinities, and lost connections)

10 x 10 x 5,5 cm

Photo: Lena Bergendahl

> Installation views: amber subfinity, Celsius Projects, Malmö

 The sound of the word “jouissance” pronounced in perfect French from underneath a robotic lawn mower. Ghost in the ghost. Machine in the machine. Everything in its right place of mohair, or, no, I mean, nowhere., ​2020 Chroma-key painted wrought iron, aluminum latch 74 x 195 38 cm

"Jouissance” pronounced in perfect French from underneath a robotic lawn mower. Ghost in the ghost. Machine in the machine. Everything in its right place of mohair, or, no, I mean, nowhere., ​2020
Chroma-key painted wrought iron, aluminum latch

74 x 195 x 38 cm

​  25/6, 2021  Strontium aluminate, copolymer, E27 LED bulb (45 W), single-socket pendant lamp fixture (3,5 m cord, CEE 7/16 "Europlug" [Type C]), galvanized carabiner,  galvanized steel chain  42 x 15 x 11 cm  ​

25/6, 2021

Strontium aluminate, copolymer, E27 LED bulb (45 W), single-socket pendant lamp fixture (3,5 m cord, CEE 7/16 "Europlug" [Type C]), galvanized carabiner, galvanized steel chain

42 x 15 x 11 cm

​  Rose (II), 2022  Chroma key paint on artificial rose  35 x 22 x 18 cm  #2 (Ed. of 7 + 1 AP)  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

Rose (II), 2022

Chroma key paint on artificial rose

35 x 22 x 18 cm

#2 (Ed. of 7)

​  25/6, 2021  Strontium aluminate, copolymer, E27 LED bulb (45 W), single-socket pendant lamp fixture (3,5 m cord, CEE 7/16 "Europlug" [Type C]), galvanized carabiner,  galvanized steel chain  42 x 15 x 11 cm  ​

25/6, 2021 (detail)

​  Rose (II), 2022  Chroma key paint on artificial rose  35 x 22 x 18 cm  #2 (Ed. of 7 + 1 AP)  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

Rose (V), 2022

Chroma key paint on artificial rose

35 x 22 x 18 cm

#5 (Ed. of 7)

​  *, 2021  Neon, glass tubing, silicone wire, transformer, acrylic tube support,  reference and omission  Dimensions variable (hardware: 11 x 12 x 4 cm)  ​

*, 2021

Neon, glass tubing, silicone wire, transformer, acrylic tube support, reference and omission

Dimensions variable (hardware: 11 x 12 x 4 cm)

​  “[...] immediately left behind and I’ll turn down eternity unless in April’s haze immediately left behind  and I’ll turn down eternity unless in April’s haze [...]” (section), 2022  Chroma key-painted plants (black-bindweed [Fallopia convolvulus], broadleaf plantain [Plantago major], chickweed [Stellaria media], corn marigold [Glebionis segetum], field forget-me-not [Myosotis arvensis L], field milk thistle [Sonchus arvensis], field thistle [Cirsium arvense], fireweed [Chamerion angustifolium], giant hogweed [Heracleum mantegazzianum], goosefoot [Chenopodium L], ground elder [Aegopodium podagraria], groundsel [Senecio vulgaris], shaggy soldier [Galinsoga quadriradiata], slender meadow foxtail [Alopecurus myosuroides], sticky ragwort  [Senecio viscosus], stinging nettle [Urtica dioica], treacle-mustard [Erysimum cheiranthoides], wall lettuce [Lactuca muralis], yarrow  (Achillea millefolium L]); spackling paste, MDF  87 x 55 x 55 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

Equilibrium: “[...] immediately left behind and I’ll turn down eternity unless in April’s haze immediately left behind and I’ll turn down eternity unless in April’s haze [...]”, 2022

Chroma key-painted plants (black-bindweed [Fallopia convolvulus], broadleaf plantain [Plantago major], chickweed [Stellaria media], corn marigold [Glebionis segetum], field forget-me-not [Myosotis arvensis L], field milk thistle [Sonchus arvensis], field thistle [Cirsium arvense], fireweed [Chamerion angustifolium], giant hogweed [Heracleum mantegazzianum], goosefoot [Chenopodium L], ground elder [Aegopodium podagraria], groundsel [Senecio vulgaris], shaggy soldier [Galinsoga quadriradiata], slender meadow foxtail [Alopecurus myosuroides], sticky ragwort

[Senecio viscosus], stinging nettle [Urtica dioica], treacle-mustard [Erysimum cheiranthoides], wall lettuce [Lactuca muralis], yarrow (Achillea millefolium L]); acrylic paint, spackling paste, MDF

87 x 55 x 55 cm

​ Orthopteroid pixies as if live-streamed flat amber, 2​020 Bug zapper (30W) within mosquito net, carabiner, galvanized steel chain, and extension cord 100 x 60 x 35 cm
Halo formulate, 2021 Permanent marker, pearl white acrylic, epoxy glue, rose thorns (not raspberry thorns) from a rose bush picked at midnight under an absent full moon, mashed organic raspberries bought from a man with a whisker-like mustache (who tried to tell me a story about a hat, but I had other plans) in a fruit stand on Möllevångstorget in Malmö, traces of psilocybin mushroom retrieved from exotic birds with their beaks open in a 174​°​ angle stuck in a chandelier in a luxury apartment in Stockholm, and ashes from a finely minced hornet smoked from a shotgun kiss during a normal sunset not too long ago on cut Eckhaus Latta t-shirt (“Lapped Boy T-Shirt” [white]) 32 x 22 x 1 cm ​ ​

Orthopteroid pixies as if live-streamed flat amber, 2​020
Bug zapper (30W) within mosquito net, carabiner,

galvanized steel chain, extension cord
100 x 60 x 35 cm

 

Halo formulate, 2021

Permanent marker, pearl white acrylic, epoxy glue, rose thorns (not raspberry thorns) from a rose bush picked at midnight under an absent full moon, mashed organic raspberries bought from a man with a whisker-like mustache (who tried to tell me a story about a hat, but I had other plans) in a fruit stand on Möllevångstorget in Malmö, traces of psilocybin mushroom retrieved from exotic birds with their beaks open in a 174​°​ angle stuck in a chandelier in a luxury apartment in Stockholm, and ashes from a finely minced hornet smoked from a shotgun kiss during a normal sunset not too long ago on cut Eckhaus Latta t-shirt (“Lapped Boy T-Shirt” [white])

32 x 22 x 1 cm

 Double-edged spiritfulness in wake of biological tactility apparatus lost in quicksand hydrogen peroxide (Midas),​ 2021 Magician glove, rose thorns from a rose bush picked at midnight under an absent full moon, lint from any number of missed congregations, artificial psoriasis flakes, epoxy glue, jungly mewtwoesque-based setups impervious to changelessness, and cotton thread 3 x 10 x 17 cm ​

Double-edged spiritfulness in wake of a biological tactility apparatus lost in quicksandblasted hydrogen peroxide (Midas),​ 2021
Magician glove, rose thorns from a rose bush picked at midnight under an absent full moon, lint from any number of missed congregations,

artificial psoriasis flakes, epoxy glue, mewtwoesque baselessness, cotton thread

3 x 10 x 17 cm