ISLET FICTIONS – Or the presence of the gap

Published: 13 May, 2022
ISLET FICTIONS – Or the presence of the gap

View of Sisters’ Talk (2022, augmented reality experienced through QR code via smartphone) By Tatiana Danilevskaya (with the participation of Mikhail Dobrovolsky and Ivan Kalinichev).

June 3-12, 2022
Artists Milagros Bedoya, Tatiana Danilveskaya & Abdellah M. Hassak
Curated by Sara Rossling & Meryem Saadi

ISLET FICTIONS Or the presence of the gap explores Gnesta and Bryggeriholmen from a distance and fiction to fill gaps of non-on-site experience. The exhibition is the outcome of an open-ended collaborative project between two curators and three invited artists during the peak of the pandemic in 2021. Departing from a residency at Art Lab Gnesta that took the form of a hybrid format through on-site visits and online gatherings with the artists, the project delved into sound, connectivity, and international exchange during unpredictable periods of lockdowns and solitude.

The collective process oriented through site-related work and thought, experimenting with mediation, transmission and digital ways of engaging with a place and its locals. Fiction and alternative narration became artistic methods of approaching Gnesta as a site and handling the gaps of not being able to embed oneself physically in a place. The exhibition asks, what happens to the individual notion of a place when there is limited access to it? And what are the possibilities of such gaps when imagining a place?


Meryem Saadi is a PM MOBILE-Resident hosted at Art Lab Gnesta in Gnesta, Sweden as part of the Immigré Artist (IA) Network co-funded by Nordic Culture Point. The IA-Network is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM).

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