As we’ve previously seen, if you really want to get the unfiltered version of what’s going through a person’s head when they look at a work of art, then it’s probably best to ask someone under the age of five. That’s the driving idea behind Private Language, a new project from Norway-based Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin.
“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story, which one they liked the most, etc,” she explains. “I asked each one of them if they felt the collection was missing something and if so could they draw the missing piece. I also asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which all except for one did.”
Nordin plans to use the children’s drawings to make new sculptures and paintings. Head over to Booooooom for more photos of the ongoing project, and visit her website to check out her portfolio and stay up-to-date on the series, which she plans to exhibit and publish in a book!
From Malin Gabriella Nordin’s Private Language series. Photo credit: Bastian Kalous via Booooooom