Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
Nordic Panoramas, Landscape No. 1, deals with the image of the Nordic landscape. The vast perspective reveals a landscape that is recognized as typical Icelandic, but which also represents a general idea of what constitutes a landscape. The quiet depiction puts the landscape in a subtle, yet brutal motion. By deconstructing the national romantic view the work explores notions of origin, the supposedly natural and ideas about national identity.
By exploring socially constructed images and stories of nature, history and shared space, My Lindhs work challenges everyday situations and stereotypical constructions and in so doing underscores the blurry boundaries of identity construction. Using video, sound, and installations she stages our reality in such a way that the unexpected that takes place also invites the viewer to actively participate.
My Lindh (b. 1972) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied at the Art Academy Valand, Gothenburg and Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (MFA). Lindh’s work has been shown at Moderna Museet, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists (Iaspis), Göteborgs Konsthall and Färgfabriken, as well as in international group shows and festivals such as Kunstverein München, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki Art Museum and the Institut finlandais in Paris.
She has realized a number of public artworks, and has initiated and participated in several collaborative projects. She has also received the Stockholm City Culture Grant and the Martin Emond Grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts.