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The Offspring Resembles the Parent, 2015

Lina Selander,, The Offspring Resembles the Parent, 2015 © Lina Selander. With Oscar Mangione

16.4 2015

Lina Selander at the Venice Biennal 2015

Lina Selander will be representing Sweden with the solo exhibition Excavation of the Image – Imprint, shadow, spectre, thought in the Arsenale. Venice Biennale is open 9 May – 22 November 2015.

Lina Selander is one of Sweden’s most innovative moving image artists. Her films and installations often focus on junctures in history where a system or physical place collapses and something new begins to emerge; the narrative of mechanical cinema giving way to that of digital video, or a political or economic system plummeting into a new one. Her works revolve around images as memories, imprints and representations. Selander’s process is similar to that of the scientist or poet. Each work constitutes a dense archive of facts and observations, occasionally in dialogue with other films, works of art or literature. The precise, rhythmic editing and use of sound in her films generate a unique temporality and strong internal pressure, and take intuitive leaps between associations and meanings. Lina Selander was born in 1973 in Stockholm, where she still lives and works.

The Moderna Museet’s curator for the exhibition of Lina Selander in Venice is Lena Essling, and the commissioner is Ann-Sofi Noring.

The Offspring Resembles the Parent (film still)
Lina Selander, The Offspring Resembles the Parent (film still), 2015 © Lina Selander with Oscar Mangione

Published 16 April 2015 · Updated 9 February 2016