Lina Selander's films and installations can be read as compositions or thought models, where ideas and conditions are weighed and tested. Representing Sweden at the 56th Biennale di Venezia 2015, she has compiled a group of works and documents describing a migration between utopia and collapse, where technological or ideological development as generators of energy and destruction are inescapably linked.
Lina Selander - The Excavation of the Image: Imprint, Shadow, Spectre, Thought
The Swedish Pavillion at Arsenale, 56th International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, 9 May – 22 November 2015.
Curator: Lena Essling
Commissioner: Ann-Sofi Noring
Exhibition architecture: studio nāv / Carl Fransson, Thomas Paltiel
Organised by Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
With generous support from Lena and Per Josefsson.
With thanks to Kvadrat.
The artist wishes to thank: NTNU University Museum, Trondheim; The Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm.
Texts: Lena Essling, Lina Selander (LS)
Images © Lina Selander, Andrea Rosetti, Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet