DAHLBERG, Jonas

Loss as Architecture

Series: Art and Architecture: rooms, buildings, peninsulas; organised by Parveen Adams
Date: Friday 23 October 2015
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 90 mins

Jonas Dahlberg addresses architecture’s influence on how the body and mind experience the outside world. For the last ten years Jonas Dahlberg has developed a series of videos based on miniaturized architectural sets that are filmed through experimental methods. His practice includes public art works – most recently a large rotating sculpture which during daytime reflects the surroundings and during nighttime reflects the history of the surroundings - book projects, photography and a set design for an opera at the Grand Theatre in Geneva.


He won the Memorial Sites Competition for the victims of the 2011 Norwegian massacres. The first site - Memory Wound – a 3 1/2 metre wide slit in Sorbraten Peninsula, is now under production and to be opened July 22, 2016.


Dahlberg studied architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, LTH at Lund (1993-1995) and art at Malmø Art Academy (1995-2000). He has exhibited at a number of large galleries and institutions across the world, including the Neue Kunsthalle St Gallen, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Moderna Museet in Stockholm. He represented Sweden at the São Paulo Art Biennial and participated in the Norwegian biennial for contemporary art Momentum in Moss in 2004.


This lecture is part of the Term 1 lecture series Art and Architecture: rooms, buildings, peninsulas; organised by Parveen Adams. Other lectures in this series include Invisible Dead Room by Gregor Schneider, and The Imaginary Studio by Georges Rousse. 



All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.


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