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The video shows Tågteve (Train TV), an installation realized by My Lindh in 2012. Tågteve was displayed along the railway between Stockholm and Uppsala (Sweden) in the summer of 2012. The installation turned the train window into a TV screen, and the bypassing landscape into a movie. Via 28 large subtitle signs, the passenger was able to follow a dialogue about traveling and reality as a movie. The video is edited and shows a few of the28 signs.
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.