7–13 May Bachelors

Jont Sonja Nilsson Rundgren

Sweden, b. 1992
Exhibition: 7–13 May

My Life as a Sausage in an Ultra-Polished Casing

By looking at my everyday life, I try to understand the very strange time we are living in right now. I observe connections between societal structures, behaviours and aesthetics.

In My Life as a Sausage in an Ultra-Polished Casing, I use the sausage/human hybrid as a metaphor for living in a time in which we have managed to make most things about turning a profit. Which brings the insight that I myself am some sort of product.

A big part of my own and others’ daily lives is about polishing our identities and working to both ‘fit in’ and ‘stand out’ in a market. In the world of products, it is the surface that we communicate with — something that I think forms the basis for our contemporary focus on the superficial.

I give form to these thoughts and attitudes through an installation consisting of sculpture and video. The result is a depiction of the sausage/human hybrid in everyday situations.

In short, my degree project is about how it is to live as a product in an environment in which everything and everyone are also products. The polished is the norm in both aesthetics and behaviour. Like a sort of polished polishing.