Beteiligte(r) Künstler*in(nen): April Lin 林森
Curated by Colette Patterson
Ort: SLUG Eisenbahnstraße 5 04315 Leipzig
Sliding into this vessel, a tingling vibrational force consumes edges of subjectivity
unsettled, an abyss opens.
The ground and the horizon become spherical, time expands. Dislocating temporal and spatial signs observe a transformation in matter.
This disequilibrium of an organism, of its balance, disrupts the navigational system, in these moments our understanding of relational networks can morph into something other.
PASSAGE TOMBS marks a point of departure to recalibrate and reconfigure. dispensing with the idea of selfhood as a kind of property relation characterized by self-ownership.
Being is not self-possession or even self-determination, it is movement and circulation: jellyfish and stone.
April Lin 林森 (b. 1996, Stockholm — they/them) is an artist-filmmaker investigating image-making as a site for the construction, sustenance, and dissemination of co-existent yet conflicting truths. They dream & explore & critique & fret & catastrophise & imagine & play with the potentials that the moving image holds — for a collective remembering of forgotten pasts, for a critical examination of normalised presents, and for a visualising of freer futures as, of course, imagined from the periphery.
April Lin 林森 uses video as a self-reflexive and cathartic tool, interweaving strands of auto-biography, world-building, documentary, performance, and the post-Internet, topped off with an inevitable garnish consisting of the other matters dialoguing with their brain and heart during the making process of each piece. Uniting their genre-fluid body of work is a commitment to centring oppressed knowledges, building an ethics of collaboration around reciprocal care, and exploring the linkages between history, memory, and interpersonal and structural trauma.
Their films have been shown and screened at: the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, HOME, Royal Art Institute of Sweden, LA Filmforum, MADATAC, Botkyrka Konsthall, Arebyte Gallery, Konstfack, Camden Arts Centre, Beijing International Short Film Festival, Tunis International Feminist Art Festival, Floating Projects, Underwire Festival, Chinese Arts Now, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, NOWNESS Asia, and 4:3 Boiler Room.