SORGEARBETE (WORK OF MOURNING)

2020

3-channel video and installation

Sorgearbete (Work of Mourning) explores grief and mourning. How is grief experienced? What is its shape, form or texture? How can its impact be made visual?

The central part of the installation is a 3-channel video in which documentary interviews interlock with ritual-like performances featuring a group of women artists. Together, they share the experience of losing and mourning their mothers. The video navigates through questions of grief in relation to the body, creativity and memory.

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Sorgearbete (Work of Mourning)

3-Channel video

Screening version 3 min digest

Original length 37.33 min

Sound, color, spoken language Swedish with English subtitles



With: Nadine Byrne, Tanya Byrne, Linnea Hansander, Marja Knape, Madeleine Kozma, Agnes Mohlin, Mariana Silva Varela, Klara Wiksten

DoP: Marcus Harrling

Music: Nadine Byrne

Sound technician: Tanya Byrne

Colorist: Nanna Dalunde

Made with generous support by Bonniers Konsthall

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5 min documentation of 3-channel video installation

Each screen is 100 x 177 cm





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The Black Ribbon

Hand dyed fabric, steel

100 x 190 x 250 cm

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Portraits from a Void (1-6)

Fabric, embroidery, plexi-glass printed photograph, wood, steel

21 x 20 x 88 cm each

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The Presence of Absence

Steel, rope, photo collage, glass

25 x 18, 5 x 100 cm

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Attire for travel along the river Styx

Fabric, steel

42 x 130 x 115 cm

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Installation shots from the exhibition Sorgearbete at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm September 2020. Photos by Jean-Baptiste Béranger.

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Thank you

Everyone participating in the film + Ingrid Gustafsson, Madeleine Åstrand, Sarah Kim, Weld, Martin Malm, Iaspis, Aurelia Le Huche, Johan Meisel, Bonniers Konsthall