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Vocabulary of Thought 

2014

Installation

Material: 26 collages, text 

Section §100 in the Norwegian Constitution is intended to secure all individuals the right to freedom of speech and access to official information. This is the point of departure for Røstads project. By breaking down the definition of §100, Røstad questions how one single law can influence ways of defining structures within our society. Røstads project Vocabulary of Thought takes an exploratory approach, in which an illumination of formal relationships and mechanisms between the state, government and the people is centre of attention. In the form of sober collages and subtle text extracts, Vocabulary of Thought investigates our freedom of speech, examining the different connections between the state and the individual. With Vocabulary of Thought Røstad invites us into a poetic and visual dialogue, exploring our relationships with power and freedom of expression.