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. 3 deals with the image of the Nordic landscape. The video shows a wooded lake at dawn. Eventually, the forest starts moving very slowly sideways indifferent directions, while the dawn fog pushes in. The mighty landscape almost gives the impression of being a living being. Through the image of a threatened landscape, the work explores notions of origin, what is supposed to be natural, and ideas of 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.