Karl Hallberg

Karl Hallberg

University Gothenburg Sweden


With my roots in traditional hot forging I work with metal in all forms. My works are often based on narratives that I find around me, these are then processed in the workshop in a dialogue with material, its proprieties and historic references and more.
To me metal is a material, inspiration and poetry.

What I will share

"It started with a tribute to the earth worm, the silent farmer of the underground whose work is an essential part of life on earth - the transformation of what remains of life on the surface.
I formed them out of hot sheet steel, a certain thickness gave the right presence.
When they were finished, they were shipped out in wooden crates, as if they were waiting to be buried alongside the very matter they would have been processing."


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