MFA Exhibition; Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir
Eroticization of Depression
Gallery KHM2, Bergsgatan 29, 3. Floor, Malmö
Opening 25 June from 12 - 18
25 June - 10 July 2021
Wed - Fri 12 - 18/Sat - Sun 12 - 16
The sensuality of nonexistence, desire for the impossible, hybridity; an open, extended, secreting body, a body of becoming, process and change. The camera has the power to make something feel like it exists, feel real, even when in direct contradiction to society’s agreed-upon truths. It pierces through all preconceptions about what is sane, valuable, and real, with a gaze more dominant than that of any eye.
Due to the pandemic you have to book a time slot to visit the exhibition. Book your slot here: https://boka.se/gallerykhm
For an online tour email: elisabetbirta [at] gmail [dot] com
Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir (b. 1991, Iceland)
My work reflects on the nature of femininity and humanity within the contextual framework of humankind’s relationships with other species and notions of our common qualities. I take a performative approach, incorporating my body and drawing on my personal experiences for material. I work in a variety of mediums, with a main focus on performance and film, and consider the symbolic nature of filmmaking within a historical narrative. My practice also explores specific cultural influences and familial heritage. Archetypes and influences from visual culture—from fairy tales to film—have shaped my identity and appear as remnants in my work. Critical and guilty at the same time, I participate in the world I help to create, using a seductive aesthetic to lure and delay the sting of critique.