Art critic Claire Bishop writes in the latest Artforum about artistic reseach and how it as a reseach model relates to information overload, developments in digital technology and more…

Its relationship to knowledge and truth—cannot be understood in isolation from contemporaneous developments in digital technology.

Recomended reading this easter is Claire Bishop, “On the suprabundance of research based art”.

Happy easter! 😋

MEB is a studio and workshop located in Strandveien 23 D on Lademoen, not far from the city centre.

I am this season working on remaking 70’s burda-moden models and designs, and more…

MEB is a studio and workshop, but also a space where I can work on studio photography and document what I am making in the clothing workshop.

I hope later on also to be able to extend further on my earlier research on social art and design, and to work on and present various collaborations, exhibitions, gallery and showroom.

Level up 🎉 I reached @localguides level 6 by helping others explore on Google Maps. #localguides

Rotating public art sculpture at Brattøra in the new area for strolling, walking or running, if you like. The new walking area in Trondheim is (according to Pir II) one of the most important areas for city development in Trondheim, and has been compared to the new “bar strip” in Oslo.

…. Frank Stellas coat remind us about Sovjet Constructionism. Ina Blom writes that the relation between Conceptualism and Constructivism, is in the background of and cannot be separated from Neo-Conceptualism, and post-conceptualism, such as the style site works of Gardar Eide Einarson and other contemporary artist whom in their practices address and questions modern and post-modern art and practices, and more. 

… Italian Memphis group uses design in their social approach to design language and as comment to post-industrial society. They are famous for their use of stripes and retro design style.

Images: Coat Frank Stella. The Metropolitian Museum of Art. Ca. 1965 | Gardar poses with i-D Fashion Director Charlotte Stockdale | Form- and designlab. Stool three – Stripes. 2017/20. MEB.

Donald Judd
15 untitled works in concrete
1980-1984, detail
Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Photo from

To be ahead of a problem that is based in the social

Late modern can be an expression that are used to make a point of the fact that when society or projects in the social, fails, (…)

Key strategies for late modern artists are situational, performative, and site-specific (Ina Blom, 2007).

The artist Donald Judd disagreed with the idea of art being an object that could be transferred from museum to museum and shown in continually different contexts without losing meaning. 

The late points at ideas that are already proven wrong, and that we know are a failure are still being applied to social and political arguments.  

Predictions or ways of thinking

Thinking that questions the museums’ social function, can be “late”, or doomed among artist and curators and directors. 

Museum programs, projects, exhibitions and other institutions of the 21 centuries are dealing with discourses on social art and its cultures.

Judd’s specific objects

The 15 concrete works that run along the border of the Chianti’s property were the first works to be installed at the museum and were cast over a four-year period from 1980 through 1984.

Each unit has the same measurements — 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 meters — and thus is large enough to enter. Here, the notion that the environment is an integral aspect of the work is taken to another level, where each box is both a permeable space as well as a monolithic whole.

The neutral color of the concrete combines with the earth tones of the Texas plain, and the industrial nature of the forms seem intrinsically related to the abandoned air force base on which they are placed.

Inspired, as well, by the Missouri landscape in which the artist was raised, these structures grow naturally out of both Judd’s Minimalist aesthetic and from his early childhood years. In this work, he has achieved a full integration of form and space, art and environment.

Recycling of materials and also the bauhaus style gives a “late” design, where form and design reflect on historical and artistic, well-known and already approved, or tried out ideas. Within the late modern design world and its framework of retro-capitalism, are ideas that were once proven wrong welcome… Although many may say that the Bauhaus style is a thing of the past, is the Bauhaus-inspired “late” design a continuous study of recycling and modularity.

Side-table. Recycled materials, and bauhaus-inspired design. website and web magazine communicate sale of the poster Free design. The web mag is in addition to the sale of the poster introducing the related notions social design, graphic design, and offset. 

The poster is sold as offset, digital file, and as multimedia CD-r.

PosterDesign website and mag is now out!

You can on the site download a productionsheet with specifications.

The site and the poster present and document an independent and non-commercial initiative.

The Free design – poster is a part of an independent artistic and disciplinary research on social art and design, and the topic “free design”. Its research and production grew out of a workshop and collaboration with the independent curator Christiane Erharter and the international studio program OCA ISP in 2003-’04.

The poster design series Free design – poster can now be ordered at

The site and its web mag communicate sale of the poster design as offset and multimedia CD-r and is offering you a reading on the notions social design, graphic design, and offset.

The offset poster, and the multimedia CD-r with digital files can be ordered at

Related to modern utopia, relational aesthetics, eco-design, modular design, information economy, postmodernity, green design, communication theory, globalization, and the topic social design and art, is the poster design adopting its free design from a 70’s popular culture and the conceptualization of a postmodern lifestyle concept.

“Global village” has since the 90s colloquium-form-of-education been intended to be a symbol of dialogue, and attitudes about openness and dialogue-based learning across disciplines.

The concept is central in discussions about subject boundaries and has since the 60s encouraged dialogue between subject boundaries, and learning based on multi-perspective thinking, and a post-modern ideal of knowledge.

The design variants from this summer’s design and form lab are variations exploring a postmodern lifestyle concept.
They explore materials and combinations of this original design. The furniture in this picture is as the furniture in the lab, made from MDF or plywood. They are well known, art historical examples made by the North-American artist Donald Judd. As minimalist and conceptual art on the verge to design, are they also examples of the term design-art.

The lab is oriented towards the possible future of an art-space “saloon” workshop, based on its material and topical exploration.

They are made for situations within a home or private living context.
The black stool of the lab this summer is made for use in my private office-space and studio.

Stool with cover in black wool, and hank in blue and black polyester.
Post-war design such as the module design of Charles and Ray Eames is the inspiration for many artists today working with relational aesthetics, post-conceptualism, encounter-art, and/or the topic or intertext of social art and design.

The prototypes workshop and its design and form lab is questioning module design, diy design, lifestyle design, design for small spaces, urban design, home and living, Murphy’s law and more.

Murphy’s law…

My dad testing the white stol.

There are four prototypes. These are variations on the same diy-redesign.

Next week on this blog I will post pictures of the last variants.

White stool Haute Couture lab

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That includes also intermedia, social media, and how these are used.

Jenny Holzer. “Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise” from the series “Truisms T-shirts” (1980-).

Redesign, recontext, recolor…

Remake is to put something that has been out of production, into production again. Sometimes the term is used in order to say something about non-commercial activities. Remake as a cultural activity can relate to cult and cultivation, special interest and specialization.
Up-cycling is to recycle – to recycle, update and give new life to.




Bo Bedre


LB/DF [Jotun]

I am working on Liam Gillick’s idea about social art, and its ‘sociality’. It refers to American and European modern design and architecture.
Individualism not measurement. – Donald Judd.

Learning about video theory (with old video equipment): – A Closed DV Video Circuit captured with a Sony DV Handy cam creating a workspace for a social memory through relating the recording of video to a TV monitor. Widescreen, and camera lense, light, zoom, and creative dramatization of workspace.

Exploit the work force of video #SocialMemory – Explore the social tag in social media.
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