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Nadine Byrne

Nature is a mirror. A reflection of wild emotion and deep tranquillity. The correspondence between the immensity of world space and the depth of “inner space” (to quote Bachelard from his book Poetics of Space) is a prism through which we should view Topografi. As viewers we become travelers of an inner landscape, overlapping dreamlike tableaus pass us by as we encounter beings of pure imagination, performed by members of Byrnes family. There is an inclination to mythology, as if these vanishing and fragmentary events we are witnessing are the very origin of something that will be handed-down, relayed, imagined. The hallucinogenic repetion in imagery and sound is a confounding temporal play, creating a strange dreamlike logic and texture. 

Keywords Nature, Music, Experimental, Sound, Landscape
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format 8mm super
Duration 00:09:33
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2012
In text Nadine Byrne
Latest screening Mar 25, 2023
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About the artist

Nadine Byrne

Nadine Byrne (*1985, SE) is an artist and composer whose
interdisciplinary artistic practice spans across sound, sculpture, performance and video. Her work explores themes of memory, grief and loss as well as the inherent language and history to be found in materials and gestures. Byrnes practice is also informed by a fascination for visual and social manifestations of alternative constructions of reality.
In her cinematic work she incorporates the idea of the gesamtkunstwerk, Byrne creating the costume, set design, choreography as well as the soundtrack and often letting them spill out from the video work and into a spatial installation, sometimes further activated by performance.

Byrne lives and work in Stockholm and received her MA from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She has exhibited and performed internationally, most recently at places such as Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, and CPR2, NYC.