Elísabet Anna Kristjánsdóttir - Dear John
MFA Exhibition - Malmö Art Academy
Gallery KHM2, Bergsgatan 29. 3rd floor
2 - 17 April 2021
Slow opening 2 April from 12 - 18
Wed - Fri 12 - 18
Sat - Sun 12 - 16
It all started with this one letter I wrote to you.
I could never have imagined how this story would unfold.
Sometimes it’s been rather unclear to me where you begin and I myself end.
I began to see your traces everywhere and I started to collect them.
John, I did this because I care about you. I have made you a home!
Dear John (2021) is an immersive installation in which the viewer is invited to enter the home of John. Like a house but dismantled and stitched back together, ordinary objects have been imbued with new meanings, leaving traces of John’s wondrous mind in unexpected places.
The artefacts function as if mise-en-scene in a photograph. However, unlike a photograph, the viewer may enter the frame and observe the scene through John’s perspective. Through his gaze, the boundary between the familiar and the strange is dissolved. In John’s home, poetry finds its way into the most common objects of everyday life.
Elísabet Anna Kristjánsdóttir (b. 1988, Iceland) works with photography, text and installation, often driven by fictive characters and narratives. Elísabet lives and works in Malmö.
Due to the pandemic you have to book a time slot to visit the exhibition.
Book your slot here: https://boka.se/gallerykhm