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Empty Vessels (installation version)
Petra Lindholm

Created during the artist’s stay in Kathmandu, Nepal, Empty Vessels is a continuation of Petra Lindholm’s interest in the symbol of the mountain. The video follows in the thoughts and footsteps of climbers as they ascend one of the highest mountains in the world. Images of distant mountain peaks suggest that the satisfaction of reaching the summit will be short-lived – that the climber’s desire for greater heights is unquenchable, much like contemporary society’s constant desire for new thrills.

Keywords Installation
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:08:14
Color Color
Year 2014
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About the artist

Petra Lindholm

Born 1973 in Karis, Finland. Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. Petra Lindholm works mainly with video. Petra Lindholm works mainly with video. Her films do not have a specific narrative structure. They are focused on nuances and changes in colour 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 often composes the music for the films and sings herself.