Workshops, performances and presentations in New York July 16th – 18th. The Transatlantic Meeting on Nationalism(s) is a gathering of artists and art professionals around national belonging and nationalism combining historical and contemporary perspectives on these complex notions. I will give a performance walk and host workshop ‘Migrating Roots’. Curated by Susanne Ewerlöf. The Transatlantic Meeting on Nationalism(s) is part of CPR 2019: Navigating the (art)World.
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TEXTRUM a project conceiving text. A parallel writing process with Berlin based artist Freja Bäckman. The texts gravitate around topics of the structures of societies and social interactions. In November and December 2019 we will meet in a residency in Stockholm processing and editing.
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.
The performance Tja chat, tjena chien, concerning mimetic displacement is performed at the festival My Wild Flag, at ccap, in collaboration with C.off as a Studiekretz, where a conversation format follow after the performance. AND another occasion at Kalmar Slott at Samtidskonstdagarna. Kalmar Konstmuseum and Konstfrämjandet Öland/Kalmar arranging.
Published book: Viformation, written together with Marcus Doverud. Launched in a conversation with curator Camilla Larsson at Weld in Stockholm.
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!
Begränsningens anatomi (The anatomy of confinement) was exhibited at Verkstad konsthall in Norrköping. Sculptures, installation and typographic prints makes formal considerations on the notions of ‘nation’ and the Swedish, newly popular, third person pronoun ‘hen’ that do away with the gender distinction.
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.
Liv Strand gives in her art form to the aspiration of re-shaping, for the shapes yet-to-come. Be it in an installation, a text as image or a book, in a guided tour of a space, in the facilitation of a workshop or in a sculpture: the work aims to put up a space for temporary negotiations. Negotiations through art about staying on the surface, how to blend into a striped space or on how the structure of the nation state frames our lives.