Etikettarkiv: Dan Lageryd

THE FOREST  THAT UNITES

THE FOREST  THAT UNITES

IDI/AMV

Center For Art And Culture in Chicoutimi, Quebec

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The forest is a dominant part of Sweden just as in Canada, with large uninhabited areas of forest stretching over much of the country.

Chiqoutimi lies, like Stockholm, in the taiga boreal forest zone, which stretches along the entire northern polar circle from Japan and East Russia, across Scandinavia and Scotland to Canada’s west coast. Fir trees dominate the forest, which is relatively species-poor.

It is not hard to see that this has affected the development of both countries and the paths we have both taken during history. The industrialisation of both of our countries was reliant, for example, upon  exploitation of the forest  and the colonial oppression of indigenous peoples.

In the forest exists both the mythical and the political, the dangerous but beautiful, the ecological and the economic. Embedded in the forest is also the contrast to the city which becomes clearer, the more the gap between city and the rural widens, between what is perceived as the center and what is seen as periphery.

Even how the countries are perceived politically are, in any case, on the surface, similar. They are both seen as liberal, stable and hospitable with well-developed welfare and strong faith in equality and social justice. Beneath the surface, however, there are conflicts with indigenous peoples concerning land and historical oppression, and a long underground smouldering, but increasingly open, flaming racism.

Dan Lageryd

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Vernissage fredag 9 januari 17–20

Ett arkivistiskt bevarande av Essingeledens ytskikt, en filmisk avskanning av dess asfalt, emulsion mot emulsion. En bitvis abstrakt film vars variabla hastighet återspeglar trafikens rytm.
Med inspiration hämtad från bland annat Detroit och Düsseldorf, från psykogeografi- och derivétraditionen, från tankar kring film och tid, stad och yta.

Dan Lageryd är konstnär och filmare och har studerat fotografi och skulptur på Konstfack. Han medverkar regelbundet i filmvisningar och utställningar, både i Sverige och internationellt. Hans verk har köpts in av bl a Statens Konstråd och Folkets Hus & Parker.
Dan Lageryd arbetar främst med rörlig bild och berör i sin konst teman som tid och rum, repetition, perception och arkitektur. Han är baserad i Stockholm, Sverige.

www.danlageryd.com

Utställningen pågår 9 januari – 1 februari 2015
Öppet tors 16–19
fre 12–18
lör–sön 12–16

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