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Histories that nothing are
Runo Lagomarsino

In the video Histories that nothing are we see a man running holding a molotov cocktail. The sequence is constantly repeated. The molotov cocktail, however, is never thown. Histories that nothing are raises questions about what kind of images represent the political activist today. On another level, it also deals with the issue of political strategies, their differences, and what they can accomplish.

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:04:40
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Runo Lagomarsino

Born in 1977 in Lund. Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.

Runo Lagomarsino holds a BA from Valand School of Fine Arts (2001), a MFA from Malmö Art Academy (2003) and was at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, 2007-2008. Lagomarsino’s exhibitions include: Imagine Action (Lisson Gallery, London, 2007), Heterotopias 1 st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, (State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2007), I want to be able to see what it is (Lunds Konsthall, Lund, 2007, Ground Lost (Galerija Nova, Zagreb), This is no time for saluting flags (Elastic, Malmö, 2006).

Working in different mediums such as video, drawing, sculptural objects, and photography, his practice explores how today’s political and social environments have developed through different discursive and historical processes, which produce representations and metaphors from which we read and reread history and society. In different ways Lagomarsino´s work analyzes the tensions between universalism as a notion of inclusive humankind and the realities of colonialism and postcolonialism.