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The Installation All is One consists of two projections side by side. The videos are identical in many parts although reversed. The birds have forgotten the route down south when the autumn arrives; a golden vessel helps them to get to an island where many dimensions exist simultaneously. The work can be seen as an inner journey but at the same time as an outer cosmic concert.The images are filled with symbols and the narrative is open in its structure and flows trough fairytale like tableau’s, the perspective changes, images from outer space get mixed in with nature, water lily ponds, birds and ghosts. This is a video where the non-physical world is as important as the world we live in every day. I have strived for a freedom, a wish for the images and the music to be the guide. This is more a video for the mind than for the intellect.
Petra Lindholm (b. 1973 in Karis, Finland) lives and works in Småland, Sweden. She is educated at the Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm (1996–2001). She has exhibited at galleries, museums and institutions in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Italy and the US. Petra Lindholm works mainly with video, textile and sound. Her films do not have a specific narrative structure. They are focused on nuances and changes in color and image; which creates a tense atmosphere rather than a clear-cut story. Lindholm often depicts situations that are easily recognizable or phenomena in the environment, where the real and ordinary things seem unreal. She composes the music for the films and sings herself. In 2001 she received the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation’s Artist Award, 2002 the FilmForm Award and in 2006 she won third prize in the Carnegie Art Award. In 2018 the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm awarded her the prestigious Axel Theofron Sandberg Prize. Her works are represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Malmö Konstmuseum, Borås Konstmuseum, Västerås Konstmuseum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki. EMMA–Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland, ProArtibus, Finland among others. In recent years she has completed a number of larger public commissions working with site-specific sculptures and installations.