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Inner Pond
Lina Selander

Inner Pond is a bent horizontal split screen where the seam is the essence, the surface without extent the line, the meeting to which everything relates. The joint bares witness to the rectangular origin of the image. Two journeys filmed at night, an abstract landscape of fugitive colour memories in a tranquil self-referring meditation over surface, light and colour. The colour and being of drowning. The sound is a compilation of several manipulated sounds, among others the scratching from an old LP-record and ‘If Ye Love Me’ by T. Tallis, reversed and stretched. A voice sings: Save me.

Keywords Installation, Abstract, Music
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:06:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2003
Latest screening Nov 3, 2018
Oct 5, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
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About the artist

Lina Selander

Lina Selander (b. 1973) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lina Selander’s films and installations can be read as compositions or thought models, where ideas and conditions are weighed and tested. She examines the relationships between memory and perception, photography and film, language and image. The precise, rhythmic editing and use of sound create their own temporality and a strong inner pressure. Selander’s oeuvre recurrently explores a fascination for the phenomena and technologies that make images possible, thereby enabling history to be documented. Montage is used in the films to juxtapose images, while entailing a potential loss of content. Image meets text in a flow where meaning arises from the ostensibly unrelated, like echoes through and between the works. Selander’s works constitute a dense archive of observations, occasionally in dialogue with other films, art or literature. Their subject matters often stem from historic or ideological junctions, where one system or physical place collapses and something new begins to emerge.

Selander’s work has been shown at Kunst Haus Wien, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London; Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montréal and in international group shows such as Venice Biennale 2015; Kyiv Biennale 2015; Seoul Media City Biennale 2014; Manifesta 2012 in Genk, Belgium; Bucharest Biennale 2010; and at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.