National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo and Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
Ådlandsviks work is an investigation into things and how things are connected to people. Central is the abilities things and products have to memorize and transfer knowledge about their own biographies, i.e how they are made, who made them, what they are made of and in the end why they were made. In neoliberal economy products are given a shiny and scratch-free surface in order to reveal as little as possible of their biographies, essentially making them talk about about concealment and suppression. They are physical manifestations of the marginalization of people. Today liability exists as a spectre entangled within a global network of supply and demand.