Linda Persson

Linda Persson

Artist, Film-maker, Curator, Project manager, Lecturer / academic

My work is quite fluid between activities within the artistic discipline. It doesn’t necessarily have a solid form but rather fluctuate between ‘things’ that can be seen incompatible or unlike. And it is here, through these incompatibilities or failures where the translation of ideas into something more solid, like an object or a film emerge and take form. This often produces works that are slightly ‘off’ and awkwardly plump, cheeky and perhaps even stupid.

To give my methods a framework I would emphasize its concern with the breakdown
of language and our embodied relation between historical monuments, ruins and general stuff, both from the human and non-human world. When things are dematerialized and digitized to an increasing extent, one seems to forget about their finitude and fallibility: that everything inevitably breaks down, decays & disintegrates. It is in this gap where something else can surface, something we are yet to know.
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Location Sweden,Stockholm / U.K, London
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Curating
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Film & Video, Photography, Sculpture, Sound
Tags textile, text, performance, languages, dereliction, ruins, installation, choreography
Website http://www.lindapersson.org