Berit Nørgaard

I’M YOURS (IF YOU NEED ME) / 2010-2011

I’M YOURS (IF YOU NEED ME) consists of two parts: the first part is a workshop with various groups, taking place in Arko Art Museum. Participants for the workshop produce two handmade notebooks by picking up various materials that artist prepared for, and the workshop produces approx. 200 handmade notebooks in total. As the second part, these notebooks will be installed at the exhibition, and offered as a free take to visitors on the opening day under one condition as an exchange: that is, to write down a reason to take a notebook.

Adopting a method of D.I.Y. and participation, the work attempts to give a moment to question about an everyday act of “taking” –both necessary and unnecessary- and of “consuming” in contemporary society.