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Kajsa Dahlberg

Kajsa Dahlberg works cinematically with the sculptural room and creates a ghostlike, challenging synthesis. A looped Tarkovskij-tracking encloses a cubistic full-scale model, architecture which barely exists. The construction is without function, but carries four index numbers, as openings for the camera eye, in all cardinal points. In this space, marked by High-Modern references a strange dialogue devoid of meaning is carried out, provoking the spectators. The will to get out of the circular reasoning awakens, almost invokes, but the movement back and forth is an insurmountable obstacle. It is left to the spectator to question this pattern, when he or she leaves the gallery.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (4:3 Letterbox)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:13:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Kajsa Dahlberg

Kajsa Dahlberg is a visual artist, born 1973 in Gothenburg, currently living in Oslo. Dahlberg’s work is informed by queer life practices – its theories, and affinities and she has worked with a range of mediums including film, video, installations, text, and collaborative projects. For the past few years, she has been engaged with thinking about the apparatus of film as something that is not exclusively the product of human decisions, but also, in part, the product of the activity of agents other than ourselves. This work has partly been conducted within the framework of her Ph.D. Tidal Zones – Filming Between Life and Images (2024), carried out at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Dahlberg received her MFA at The Art Academy in Malmö 1998-2003 and was a studio fellow at the Whitney Program in New York 2007-08. Her work is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Malmö Art Museum, Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, KORO (Kunst i Offentlige Rom) Oslo, and Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, n.b.k, in Berlin. Dahlberg is currently teaching at the Film Arts School in Kabelvåg, in Lofoten, Norway.