Artist Talk, Konstnärshuset, 7/3 – 2020
Welcome to a conversation between My Lindh, Victoria Brännström and Malin Zimm.
March 7, 2020
Lilla galleriet, Konstnärshuset
Based on the exhibition Nordic Panoramas, Landscape 1-3, My Lindh, Victoria Brännström and Malin Zimm discuss notions of the Nordic landscape. A view in transformation, which behind the tranquil scenography contains questions of exploitation, movement and territorial claims. A conversation about body in relation to landscape and a state of not finding solid ground.
My Lindh has been working on the ongoing Nordic panorama video series since 2014. The tranquil depiction sets the landscape in a barely noticeable but brutal movement. Lindh’s work explores stories in the common, in the public space, the landscape and nature. The works ask us questions about their own position and room of manoeuvre in relation to time, place, history and ecosystems. Lindh’s works have previously been shown at the Moderna museet, Gothenburg Art Hall, Gallery Sister, Iaspis, Färgfabriken, Kunstverein Munich, The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, the Glogalleriet in the Helsinki Art Museum and the Finnish Institute in Paris. She has finalised several public commissions and is represented on the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Art, Västerås Art Museum and others. Except for the ongoing solo show at Konstnärshuset, she is also currently exhibiting at the Ebeling Museum in Eskilstuna and at the Västerås Art Museum.
Victoria Brännström is an artist, art educator, building conservator and forest owner in Västerbotten inland and has Sami roots. Her work takes place in collaboration and dialogue, often in relation to a traditional female craft tradition. Brännström is part of Fiber Art Sweden and in 2016 she took the initiative for the project Möta Nöta Stöta / Råka Ömsa Speja (2016-17), where a forestry caravan constitutes a mobile art space. Five artists traveled around the inland and mountain regions of Västerbotten and created artistic and cultural encounters with residents, newly arrived and traveling people. Brännström was the 2008 Iaspis studio fellow in Stockholm and her work has been shown at the Alma Löv Art Biennale, Grieghallen in Bergen, the Liverpool Biennale, Västerås Art Hall and Fylkingen.
Malin Zimm is a Phd architect, writer, curator and editor-in-chief of the journal Architecture. She has previously worked as a world analyst at White Architects, as an expert in architecture at ArkDes, and as editor-in-chief of the architectural magazine Rum. In her dissertation Losing the Plot – Architecture and Narrativity in Fin-de-Siècle Media Cultures (2005), she examines pre-digital virtual architecture in late 19th century culture. Together with Mattias Bäcklin, she runs Zimm Hall, a nomadic exhibition space for art and architecture.