Sculptural Pavilion Local A.
Home: Karlbergsvägen 76, S-113 35 Stockholm
Studio: Visiting address Industrivägen 12, Solna
Carousell consists of four video artists from the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway who discovered that we were all archiving video footage that was important to us but which had never come to use. There were some common denominators to why some projects remained unedited on the hard drives from one year to the next. We discovered a pattern in that the material contained a too private involvement in different ways, which didn’t function within the artistic practice of each artist. After discussing why this was so, we wanted to test what could happen if we handed over the material to each other in a circular motion within the group. Through the process, we want to see if the method of taking over someone else’s material could provide a healthy distance and thus a new view, but also the challenge of seeing through another artist’s (camera) eye. The artists of Carousell are Felice Hapetzeder (SE), Henrik Lund Jørgensen (SE/DK), Kristina Kvalvik (DK/NO) and Marit Lindberg (SE). In Carousell we want to try workshop-based methods of developing projects together or in support of each other. Other artists from within the group or external participants in our workshops can engage in exchange of methods and specific artistic choices. Carousell’s roundabout of video material and creative exchange places itself into contemporary concerns of authorship and challenges both the audience’s expectations and the participating artist’s integrity. Carousell is developed further at every exhibition. Carousell is financed in part by Kulturbryggan and The Nordic Culture Fund and will publish a printed matter of the progress with support from Längmanska Kulturfonden. Carousell aims to bridge the gap between practice and theory, which means that we have built a scenario where we meet at various locations and work separately with the video content, while we discuss concerns that arise with the group. We also create workshops where we invite others to give new perspectives to the works and dialogue. During the exhibition period Skånes Konstförening was transformed to a videoart cinema developed with special consideration to timing and the spatial dynamics. Carousells earlier projects have been exhibited at Rum46 in Århus, Nässjö Konsthall and Atelier Nord in Oslo. The material in Carousell is rethought and reworked before each exhibition and the shape of presentation is shifting and changing in relation to the specific spatial conditions. More information: www.carousell.org