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This Is the Place
Lina Selander

A poetic narrative, decomposing and recomposing film as narrative structure. Images from the film ‘Native Land’ are combined with text by Lina Selander. A story is told from from different point of views; a personal destiny is conjured out of a field of tension between image, sound and text. But none of the layers submits to the other. The place is both where it happened  was written  and where it takes place now, in front of the spectator. Music by G. Mahler.

Keywords Documentary, Montage, Essay
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:05:30
Language English
Color Color
Year 2001
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About the artist

Lina Selander

Born 1973, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Lina Selander works mainly with moving images in film and video, but also with photography, text and sound. Her works are often installations where these different medias and components converge and interrelate to one another. She is interested in the image’s ability and lack of ability to reproduce time, experience and memories and she explores how different narrative forms and techniques transform and change a story. Her works investigate film as medium, examining its possibilities and limitations as form of expression, and they often raise questions about history, media archeology and authenticity.

Selander’s work has been shown at Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Moderna Museet and in international group shows, biennales and festivals, for example in the Manifesta 9 in Genk, Bucharest Biennale 2010, the Media Art Biennale in Seoul, Korea. She will represent Sweden in the next Venice Biennale 2015.