Curating Art: Fragments of Forests
Presented in collaboration with the International Master’s Programme in Curating Art at Stockholm University, Fragments of Forests is a site-specific exhibition with artists Linnea Lindberg and Mari Mattsson focusing on notions of subjective memory, time and fortune-telling, perception and traces of human presence through acts of breathing and lyric poetry.
Accelerator has a collaboration with the International Master’s Programme in Curating Art at Stockholm University. The students create events in connection to themes that Accelerator wishes to highlight in the exhibition programme. This event is curated by Linnea Wästfelt and Jonas van Kappel and developed in connection to Lisa Tan’s exhibition Dodge and/or Burn. Fragments of Forests is a site-specific exhibition focused on notions of subjective memory, time and fortune-telling, perception and traces of human presence through acts of breathing and lyric poetry. After the event on 4 October, traces of both works will be on view until mid-December as part of Accelerator’s public programme.
Intrigued by solitary remains of forests as well as iconic ancestors of lyricism such as Sappho, whose work has stood the test of time only in fragmentary form, Fragments of Forests approaches the forest as a non-linear labyrinth to both get lost and find solace within; as a physical manifestation of an inner world. For this evening, the artists Linnea Lindberg and Mari Mattsson have created sound-based and textual works that in different ways convey strategies to deal with the past, present and future, with uncertainty, forgetfulness, fragility, memories and hopeful wishes.
Linnea Lindberg is an artist working with fragmented poetry, clay, images and drawings with charcoal. For this event, she will present the new work IN LOVING MEMORY: a text-based installation on amnesia and longing, exploring the mind as a haunted house. She holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm.
Mari Mattsson explores concepts such as time, technology and nature through installation, sound and scores. During this event, she will present a new sound piece based on breathing exercises and the folkloric history of the cuckoo bird as a fortune-teller. She graduated in 2023 with an MFA at the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm.
The event starts at 18:00 by the entrance of Accelerator with a duration of approximately 30 minutes. After a short introduction, we will move towards the site in a 5-minute joint procession.
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Wednesday 4 October at 18:00
Duration: 30 minutes
Free, no registration required
Curators: Linnea Wästfelt and Jonas van Kappel
Artists: Linnea Lindberg and Mari Mattsson
Mentor: Nina Øverli