My Lindh My Lindh My LindhPerformance Jukkasjärvi

2001

The performance was carried out at the Jukkasjärvi Icehotel. The performance started with me standing in the cinema of the Icehotel in front of a screen and aiming a camera at the snow-covered ground. From the camera one could see a long cable leading to the source of the back-projection. On the screen the audience could see what they assumed was a live broadcast of what I was filming (the ground). After a while, I left the room, slowly walking through the Icehotel and outside, still filming the ground. Outside I put the camera on a tripod and filmed the moonlit landscape. Soon one could see me coming running from the left. When I reached the center of the picture, I suddenly disappeared – as if cut away. Those who followed the cable found that it had been cut off.

Jörg Heiser, Frieze Magazine, Issue 58, April 2001:
”My Andersson (Lindh) blurred the line between mediated and physical presence the opposite way: she walked out of the Icehotel with a video camera pointed to the snow-covered floor, seemingly transmitting simultaneously onto the screen via a long cable, until she fixed the camera to a tripod outside to capture a picturesque night-time landscape with moon and stars.
Suddenly a figure at a distance ran across the image and vanished, like a ghost, right in the middle of it. Puzzled, some followed the cable like Ariadne’s thread, only to find it cut off at the end – the scene had not been ‘live’, but entirely recorded beforehand.”