Malin Lin NordströmMultidisciplinary artist from Sweden/Taiwan • Currently based in Tromsø, Norway • about
4-channel video installation, 2019
Four videos sampling early sci-fi, archive footage and found material; juxtaposing contradictory narratives in exploring space as a symbol for the unknown and a projection screen for our fears, dreams and desires.
Moja på tvojaAn exploration of the dynamics and fluidity of language, the intersections between languages in specific geographic and cultural contexts, and the ways language carry and transmit tradition and rituals. An attempt to uncover the everyday rituals used to build common traditions, ceremonies and frames for the act of trading, using an extinct trading language as a starting point.
Sound piece and publication, 2018
In the Event of My Death (Funeral Rehearsal II)
Interactive installation and performance, 2018
A continuation of explorations of rites of passages and rituals surrounding death, this piece offers a ceremonial room that acts as a second funeral rehearsal but also as a shared space for contemplating death, loss and life’s transience. The audience is invited to join the rituals by offering building blocks for a personalized ceremony.
I’m SorryAn attempt to connect and juxtapose geographical distance and emotional distance.
Video, 6 min 40 s, 2018
A sound piece reflecting on distance and longing as an emotional state to linger in.
Installation and interactive performance, 2018
An exploration of death as a rite of passage, where the artist builds her own funeral ceremony in the intersection between secular and spiritual rituals in contemporary Sweden, Taiwan and Japan.
A tribute to workers, installed at Tromsø Business and Economics School.
Paraphrasing Sophie Calle’s The Address Book, the audience is invited to utilize the artist’s list of facebook friends to pose any questions about the artist. In an attempt to activate the human aspect of facebook friendships, the performance explores the limits of the private and the public in the digital age.
Interactive performance, video and sound, 2018
An exploration of rituals for healing and how they can be applied in a contemporary context.
What if we are not located at a single time, but exist in a temporally scattered condition, spread out in time the same way we are spread out in space? An exploration of time and repetition.
Exploring the act of walking as an inauguration ritual.
The Heart is the Only HunterAn exploration of love and loneliness through the medium of the audience’s own cell phones.
Text message piece, 2017
Try It, You’ll Like It
Photograph and fanzine, 2017
A search for the feeling of belonging and attempt to understand how it might be materialized through traditional costumes; raising questions about cultural appropriation and its implications.
In lifestyle blogs and on social media we share our dreams freely. But how do we really spend our free time? Ordinary Swedish people tell their stories anonymously on large internet forums such as Familjeliv and Flashback.
The dreams of one stranger meet the dreams of another.
A peek into the most private place in our homes, in a time when our dwellings have become yet another stage for self-realization and projection of identity and lifestyle.
An examination of the places in a city where the ghost of somebody long gone still lingers.
An investigation of mathematical language and how it can be used to approach emotional experiences.