To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)
To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)
To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)
To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)

Multi channel video installation

by Freya Sif Hestnes

Text: Elin Böttcher Hestnæs

Sound: Liis Ring

Translation: Ditte holm Bro

 

Gallery text:

In the multi-channel video installation To the Reader, an elderly woman’s response letter to the municipality is read by three children who are all in the process of learning to read and write. Through this reenactment, a rarely heard voice brings a poetic and disturbing clarity to a complex subject; a possibility to understand the silent struggle of an individual that is submitted to a system that lacks the capacity to listen. How do we navigate the complex terrain of seeking and providing care?

 

Nominated for Fokus Festival Award, Nikolaj Kunsthal 2018

 

Presented at:

Röda Sten Konsthall: Exam exibition from Valand Academy (SE)

Centrum för fotografi: Flykpunkt – New Swedish Photography (SE)

Ishinomaki Film Festival, July 2017 (JP)

Nikolaj Kunsthal: Fokus Festival 2018. Shown at Nikolaj Kunsthal, in the ruins underneath Christiansborg and at Cinemateket (DK)

Twochange, Stockholm (SE)

Galleri Delfi: Another Landscape and Another Tongue, group exhibition (SE)

Museum Ovartaci: Overgang, 2018 (DK)

Kristiansand Kunsthall: Avskygninger, 2018 (NO)

 

To the Reader / Röda Sten Konsthall (SE)

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