Focusing on the present moment the festival presents contemporary performance art by internationally acclaimed artists active in the intersection of visual and performing arts.
The international group show A Posthumous Journey into the Future explores fiction and modes of speculative writing and storytelling in contemporary art as a method to create emotional and intellectual understanding of the cultural and planetarian crisis we are in, due to climate change. What can we learn from a romantic and subjective experience of relating to the world, by sensing and imagining? Can a time-leap, neglecting the industrialization produce a framework for alternative ways of living and thoughts? The “Posthumous Journey” can also be understood as a questioning of the anthropocentric point of view, where acknowledging agency in nature also gives space for new imaginaries, opposed to colonial and other hegemonic structures.
Participating artists: Imani Jacqueline Brown, Alma Heikkilä, Johannes Heldén, My Lindh, Mónica de Miranda, Håkan Jonson, Signe Johannessen and Eglė Budvytytė. Curator: Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson
Inauguration of the piece Time Circuit for Radiotorget in Gothenburg.
The work consists of two heated bronze seat marks set into the staircase facing Radiotorget, and a sculpture with solar cells that heats the seat marks. The seat marks were left by two residents of Radiotorget: a 95-year-old who has lived there since it was built in the 1950s, and a 10-year-old child who had just moved into one of the houses built on the square when the artwork was created. If you sit on a mark, you can be warmed by it and become part of a circuit through time and space, through the energy of the sun as well as those who left their mark.
Art Consultant: Marie Holmgren. Commissioner: Göteborg Konst
My Lindh has received a public commission by Uppsala municipality.
Lindh will work with the site specific piece Tremors in Space-time for the square of Södra Gunsta in Uppsala. Inauguration 2025. Art consultant: Åsa-Viktoria Wihlborg for Art Platform
Inauguration of the public commission Growing futures for Tallbacken’s school in Gävle.
The work came about through a collaboration between My Lindh and fourth and fifth graders in Tallbacken’s school. The work consists of annual rings in bronze that spread out over the school’s entrance floor. The annual rings contain sentences with the children’s thoughts about time and the future. In the middle of the floor is a bronze plate, made after the largest pine that grew on the site before the new school was built. When My counted the annual rings, she concluded that the tree must have been growing on the site since around 1830. When the children now enter their new school building, they are literally stepping into their history, their present and their future.
Curator: Björn Norberg. Commissioner: Gävle municipality/Gävle konstcentrum.
Participating in Slakthusateljéerna Open House with the performance reading and temporary installation There Was Art.
An exhibition with site specific works in the bird watching area of Hammarskog
Six works made in relation to the site and to the concept of watching through binoculars. Participating artists: Anna Einarsson, Anna-Karin Brus, Jessica Faiss, Leo Correia de Verdier, My Lindh and Sofie Proos. Curators: Anna Einarsson and Jessica Faiss
My Lindh has received a public commission by Vallentuna municipality and Konstnärscentrum öst.
Lindh will work with the site specific piece How far does a pine tree reach? in the forest of Kristineberg. The work consists in two parts that will both be sandblasted into stone and concrete. The work has been preceded by a one-year investigative and performative process, in collaboration with residents in Vallentuna. Inauguration 2027-28.