Events & News

2022

Dear swarm-I, a room swarming of we-me-s

Negotiations of bodies and space through paper and text in an installation that explores paper as a carrier of meaning. The work challenges modes of reading and makes it a spatial task that encourages and choreographs the gaze of visitors to bend and jump paperedges and to combine lines of texts across the space.
Inaugurates Curatorial Program for Research’ new art space in Brooklyn.
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2022

veckad rytm – PublikMusik

a band with Marcus Doverud formed out of PublikMusik in care for choreographic and music practices that complicate virtuosity in relation to playing and listening.
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2020

TEXTRUM

TEXTRUM is a project conceiving text on going since 2019. It is a parallel writing process with Berlin based artist Freja Bäckman. Our texts gravitate around topics on the structures of societies and social interactions. In the end of 2019 we  meet in a residency at NKF in Stockholm and processed texts and also gave a workshop with artists Ulrika Gomm, Sille Storihle and Elske Rosenfeld.

2019

The Transatlantic Meeting on Nationalism(s)

Workshops, performances and presentations for The Transatlantic Meeting on Nationalism(s) in New York in July, where artists and art professionals gathered around national belonging and nationalism combining historical and contemporary perspectives on these complex notions.
I performed A walk in the park and hosted workshop Migrating Roots. Curated by Susanne Ewerlöf & Carmen Ferreyra. The Transatlantic Meeting on Nationalism(s) was part of CPR 2019: Navigating the (art)World.freedom1

2018

Utsikten

Utsikten / The Prediction, a three floor exhibition at Krognoshuset in Lund, Sweden. Featuring an installation with folded and plied lighting filters, and a set of typographic prints on the notion of the nation state (setting borders for people ans imagination) and a large drawing of a lowercase i (of the font Times New Roman). The exhibition combine abstraction and argumentation. A version was showed at Grafikens Hus. utsikten_rad

2016

Viformation

Published book: Viformation, written together with Marcus Doverud. Launched in a conversation with curator Camilla Larsson at Weld in Stockholm. viformation_wp

2016

Participation in project IdentityLab

I am part of research project IdentityLab, a collaborative project between the Istanbul based maumau Art Residency and Verkstad konsthall in Norrköping. IdentityLab happens in the context of the Tandem Exchange Program. The research concern identity and connections to place, partly through the lens of minority groups in the two countries. First journey visited Jokkmokk, Stockholm and Norrköping. Next one Batman in east Turkey and Istanbul. There is a publication Between Pl&ce, download it! Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

2015

Textile Location

Textile Location is a performance work where a red and white textile set a structure probed by a costume and by text. Text read and recited. Textile Location has been showed at Agora Collective, Berlin, at PALS 2014 –International Festival for Performance Art, at Sunday Run_up @ccap celebrations, and at Slakthuset.Textile_wp

Statement

Liv Strand is in her art engaged in thin materials such as paper, sticks, sound and veneer. And in how the surfaces and their communicative messages are interpreted visually and understood, through social – rather than individual – negotiations. Her work addresses knowledge sharing and thought structures that affect understanding in a temporary social body (accumulation). The works of art take the form of installations or performances that want to draw attention to the processes involved when we really grasp something, perhaps just for a moment.

Liv Strand is based in Stockholm. She’s co-initiator of Salon Material (2011-18) and of feminist sound art project Larm (2004-08). She is a member of Fylkingen and in the board of NKF.