The Age of Distance
8 December 2021 - 14 December 2021

The project takes it outset in the previous work, ‘Hush’, a 10 min sensorial VR installation that lets the user become the subject of a Northern myth.

During their research time at IAC, the artists will continue to experiment on how to deepen the relationship between the inner experience and the physical space around us. For this purpose, both light, image and interactive techniques are used. The aim is to shift the sensorial experience from the virtual area to the real one, thereby strengthening the sensorial experience of the work. Our human need to explain the world around us is related to our need to understand ourselves and our place in the world. Using ancient myths, the artist wants to build a universal story that reflects our society today.

The audience will actively participate in a mythological world in which the ancient symbols will become part of our present. As is the case of the fatalist logic of the old myths, the participant is partly a blind actor in a larger scheme.

Vibeke Bryld is a director and writer living in Copenhagen. She has a BA in philosophy and literature and MA in Screen documentary from Goldsmiths College. She works in a space between documentary and fiction. Her films have been selected for Berlinale, HotDocs, CPH:DOX, and her first VR work was selected for competition at Venice Film Festival in 2020.

Elin Maria Johansson is a visual artist, born 1979 in Västernorrland. Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Lives and works in Skåne since 2010. Her works consists of video, animations, objects and sounds. The works form an abstract and metaphorical weave, a suggestive and sublime depiction of the place and the time we live in.

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Elin Maria Johansson, Vibeke Bryld