Magnus Wallin

Uppsala Konstmuseum

“Physical Sightseeing,” the first comprehensive solo museum show of Magnus Wallin’s work, was an extended journey through the Swedish artist’s recent activities. The sightseeing in which spectators were invited to participate took them through a series of dark rooms, each housing a computer-animated DVD projection. Exit, 1997, Physical Paradise, 1998, Limbo, 1999, and Skyline, 2000, have all appeared as individual works and in a variety of contexts but were now, for the first time, brought together to form a whole. Thus the exhibition was an opportunity to appreciate the loosely connected narrative linking the three films, an absurd progression of events that emerged more forcefully as we made our way through the museum’s exhibition spaces, which had been reconfigured to draw us into the artist’s highly charged imagery.

The focus of Wallin’s computer animations is the human body—its

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