ExhibitionPart of WE ARE TIME
3 Channel Video Installation on 46 inch Monitors, 2008
Three different rooms (living room, dining room and bedroom) with similar everyday furniture are shown on three screens. During the course of 26 minutes the objects in the rooms dissolve, leaving only the lighting and the bare space. Time seems to unfold at a pace that is both slow and infinitely fast: the gradual process of disappearance takes place at a slower rate than we normally associate with movement and destruction, but we also experience it as an acceleration of biological and geological time. We feel the natural force that inevitably leads towards the erosion and dissolution of all forms. What remains is a desolation beyond subjectivity.
LOCATION: FLATLAND GALLERY
Jonas Dahlberg― Artist
Jonas Dahlberg (1970, Uddevalla, Sweden) often engages architectural precision and an investigative approach in his work, while always contemplating on the aesthetics of space, light and existence. He builds architectural models of public environments or private interiors that he also employs as film sets for his videos - allowing the viewer to be at the same time inside and outside of the centre of the mise-en-scène. After studying architecture and art history in Lund and Gothenburg, Dahlberg received his MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2000. His work has been shown at the Busan Biennial, South Korea; the Santa Monica Museum; Art Basel; the 50th Venice Biennal; Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva; among many others.