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Lina Selander, Lenin’s Lamp Glows in the Peasant’s Hut, 2011, HD video, black-and-white, sound, 23 minutes. Installation view. Photo: Danilo Donzelli.

Lina Selander

Galleria Tiziana Di Caro

Lina Selander, Lenin’s Lamp Glows in the Peasant’s Hut, 2011, HD video, black-and-white, sound, 23 minutes. Installation view. Photo: Danilo Donzelli.

Lina Selander’s first exhibition at Galleria Tiziana Di Caro comprised three video installations from the same series with which she is currently representing Sweden at the Fifty-Sixth Venice Biennale. These works, from “Excavation of the Image—Imprint, Shadow, Spectre, Thought,” 2011–15, are tied together with subtle shared references and reveal their impact gradually, through the viewer’s accumulated experience with each subsequent installation. Selander employs video to explore the ways in which history and reality itself are aesthetically reified, while also parsing the relationship between the technology used to capture an image and its meaning. She experiments with mixing genres and methodologies, and her audio tracks feature hybrid versions of various languages; all of this functions to demolish any classical narrative structure.

The video Model of Continuation, 2013,

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