Luleå Biennial 2020:
Time on Earth

Information regarding Covid-19

Last chance The Luleå Biennial 2020: Time on Earth

Wednesday February 10, 16~20 and Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14, 12~16
Galleri Syster is open. Group show with Augusta Strömberg, Susanna Jablonski and Ana Vaz.

Thursday February 11–Sunday February 14, 12~16
Havremagasinet länskonsthall in Bodenis open. Group show with Beatrice Gibson, Susanna Jablonski, Birgitta Linhart, Fathia Mohidin, Charlotte Posenenske, Tommy Tommie and Danae Valenza.

Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14, 14~18
The former prison Vita Duvan is open with an electro acoustic installation by Maria W Horn.

Saturday February 13, 15~19
The artist Markus Öhrn and the poet David Väyrynens sound installation "Bikt" is exhibited on the ice by Residensgatan in Luleå. Listen to older generations of Tornedal women and their testimonies.

Book your visit via Billetto. Drop in is possible as far as space allows.

For those of you who do not have the opportunity to physically visit the Luleå Biennale on site, a radio show including artist talks, sound works and specially written essays will be on stream on Saturday February 13–Sunday February 14. Visit our radio page here.

The exhibitions at Norrbotten's Museum, Luleå konsthall, Välkommaskolan in Malmberget and the Silver Museum are unfortunatly closed.

Attempt to Live in Direction by Brecht
Martin Högström

I purge the area of everything magical so as to avoid hypnotic tensions. With a definite gest of showing. My way of thinking, is it of importance? Ramifications of chemically graded fields. And collects, controls ideas and actions. Make them clot. In thick clouds that I measure. I examine and understand my own behavior as well in all its peculiarities. I take nothing for granted as something that “was bound to turn out that way” or “only to be expected from a character like that”. I memorize what astonishes me and I think my thoughts as authentically as I can, to the best of my abilities and knowledge of others. With the attitude of somebody who is astounded and contradicts. I do not speak the words as if improvising them myself but like a quotation. And bring everything with me that does not exist, becoming its own opposition. A darkness, a hidden space. Throw something out that stings and sit down behind her, holding her body. Sort of crouch over her. Especially my right hand. And it is difficult to steer when it bounces downhill. But we cling on. Until the speed decreases. A few breaths. An imposed fear rushing up on us from behind. And hits the back with a thump. Against the spring system that is the body. The mass of time that constantly seems to come running from behind. And hits the lungs. We breathe. Distant voices. An impression of ease, of difficulties overcome. Since I do not identify with myself I invite you, who are likewise not asked to identify yourself, to criticize the person in front of you. Hoping that what has fallen will stay a while before withering in a heat far too intense. The attitude which I adopt is a socially critical one. Detached from the past. A cover whose surface reveals more than what is underneath, that doesn’t mean much, consists of an accumulation of named units, formations. Branches. Talk. Evidence.

Radio 65.22 is an auditory cross section of the biennial’s theme and contents, which amplifies and makes accessible written texts, framed situations and artistic voices. Radio 65.22 also enables an encounter with chosen parts of the Luleå Biennial’s activities for those who cannot experience the biennial in situ.

With Radio 65.22, we want to inscribe ourselves into an experimental and exploratory radio tradition, where the media itself becomes a platform for our ideas on radio and its capacity to depict and mirror the world around us. The task of Radio 65.22 is to tell of reality, in further ways that may not be possible through the image or the text.

Under Fragments: Time on Earth you will find radio programmes and sound pieces in different genres and forms that reflect this year’s biennial in various ways. Spirit of Place is a touring series of literary conversations on language and place. The culture journalist Kerstin Wixe takes us along to places that have played a significant part in an author’s stories, or carries the story’s history. Woven Songs is a deepening series of radio programmes that accentuate singing, the voice and the role of storytelling in the creation of new world views and orders, produced in collaboration with Public Art Agency Sweden.

Listen, reflect, enjoy!