Vicente Mollestad’s
artistic practice develops within an around
the West’s relationship to the non-Western.

Often through connecting phenomenas, ideas and references that were, in some way or another, lost or overlooked. Throughout the body of work there is a recurring interest in the problematics of the seemingly inseperable relationship between the personal and intimate to the political and historical.

Among recent projects is the making of an archive of lesser known European cannibal exploitation film, investigating and questioning cannibalism as anti-colonial strategy, and looking into the role of globale immigration and world politics in relation to the Norwegian rap scene from the 80’s up until present time. 


Vicente is currently based in La Paz, Bolivia.

This website is under construction.



Recent/Upcoming:
  1. Spriten Kunsthall 28.01.22
      The Current is Strong and
      Un-Western

  2. Telemark Kunstsenter 24.02.22
       I Wish You Would Call Me More Often

   3. Greenlight District 17.11.21
       The Cannibal Archive:
       Green Inferno












Mark

3. Thomas Kuhn

 




TK / 1962
From The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

            Yet one standard product of the scientific enterprise is missing. Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and, when successful, finds none. New and unsuspected phenomena are, however, repeatedly uncovered by scientific research, and radical new theories have again and again been invented by scientists.
            The practice of normal science depends on the ability, acquired from exemplars, to group objects and situations into similarity sets which are primitive in the sense that the grouping is done without an answer to the question, “Similar with respect to what?” One central aspect of any revolution is, then, that some of the similarity relations change. Objects that were grouped in the same set before are grouped in different ones afterward and vice versa. Think of the sun, moon, Mars, and earth before and after Copernicus; of free fall, pendular, and planetary motion before and after Galileo; or of salts, alloys, and a sulpuhur-iron filing mix before and after Dalton.





Mark