The work of Nina Canell attempts to activate an intersection between
humans, objects and events whereby a certain kind of material
imagination might be articulated. Her installations posit themselves as
testing grounds – imitating, misinterpreting or reinventing elements of
the natural world – proposing intimate bonds in our existing as well as
fictive vicinity. A certain affinity for peripheral moves and transitions
brings forth a group of sculptural works, which by way of accumulation
produces modest material cross-overs and complicates our conception
of proximity and distance, form and formlessness. There is a dedicated
principle at work, firmly embodying the assertion that the appearance
of a given thing is the outcome of the happenings it has endured –
a proposition that places sculptural emphasis on conductive relations,
shifting attention from its material aspect to that which is embedded
or activated by a stream of occurrences.
Born in 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, Nina Canell currently lives and works in Berlin.
|Medium||Bucket, foam, imploded thermos, insulation, light, maracas, neon, plastic, Polyfilla, rubber, socks, steel, string, synthetic fur, TV monitor, water and wood|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2010|
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