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THROUGH LOOKING THROUGH GLASS 
a research into the im/material properties of transparent glass

Master thesis
2013

Transparent glass has over years managed to infiltrate every part of modern society, changing both human behaviour and language. And yet it is more invisible than ever. 
This current status calls for a new perspective on glass.

My work explores glass beyond the object. To understand the immaterial potential of transparent glass, one must look beyond surface and object and into and through the material. It is not about the object, but what happens through the object. With point of departure in handmade photographic glass filters and photography, I have been researching the immaterial aspects and the ambiguity of transparent glass and how these notions can mediate absence and presence.

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THE NONSENSE OF TRANSPARENCY

Writing research
2012

This paper highlights the complexity of transparency through analyzing my own
work in connection with examples from literature and art. Transparency is a
multilayered concept with multiple meanings. By using the illogical Wonderland of Lewis Carroll as an example, I have tried to give a notion of what transparency is within language and philosophy. Here the lack of transparency, the nonsense of the Wonderland, is the essential. There is no logic. Or at least not the logic Alice and the readers are used to. The illogical nature of Wonderland can be compared to the notion of alternative perspectives in art, which the Cubist movement is working with. The Cubists worked with transparency from a physical and a philosophical perspective. By layering planes of different densities they build up a fractured image with multiple viewpoints and hereby offers an alternative perspective on the portrayed object and the space around it. The multiple viewpoints can also be seen in installations from the Light and Space movement, which used transparency to create a possibility to see the space around the installation from different angles and perspectives.

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© 2010 Mette Colberg - all rights reserved

LOOKING THROUGH GLASS
TEDxCopenhagen talk 2013
“One thing glass has taught me is that there are many way to look at things. It all depends on from which angle you look and through which filter.”
We encounter glass on a daily basis and yet it is more invisible than ever. Its transparency has become at metaphor for its position in modern society. However, with a change of perspective and open eyes there are still things to be learned from this material.
CLICK TO WATCH THE TALKhttp://tedxcopenhagen.dk/talk/looking-through-glass/
INTERVIEW / RADAR MAGAZINE
November, 2013

I’m not sure I’m interested in art.
I’m interested in things that make me think.

CLICK TO READ THE INTERVIEWhttp://radarmagazine.se/arts/mette-colberg/
RADIOFORTÆLLINGER : ØJNENE DER SER
September, 2014 

Henrik C. Wiberg må skifte tilværelsen som Hotdogkonge ud med en som billedkunstner på grund af noget en læge kunne se i hans øjne for 20 år siden, og i dag er Henriks syn på sit liv helt ændret. Der er mange måder at anskue tingene på, og det er Mette Colbergs specialitet at vise os. Hun er kunstner og udfordrer vores vanlige syn på verden igennem slebne glasfiltre.

CLICK TO LISTEN TO THE PROGRAM (IN DANISH)http://www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p1/radiofortaellinger-131#!/

Radiofortællinger

BENDING THE LINE OF SIGHT : SOLO EXHIBITION AT NAU GALLERY

- May, 2015

INTERVIEW / TRACTION MAGAZINE
November, 2015

I construct a camera filter that constructs an image that can trigger thoughts about construction.

CLICK TO READ THE INTERVIEWhttp://tractionmagazine.co.uk/post/122386234762/090-mette-colberg
INTERVIEW / WERDE MAGAZINE 
April, 2016

Photo reportage featured in the Spring edition of the German magazine Werde by photographer and writer Barbara von Woellwarth.

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