Andréhn-Schiptjenko is delighted to present Katarina Löfström 's second solo show Dark Matter, an installation including objects and a video work at the gallery.
The opening takes place on Thursday November 19th, at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through December 20.
In earlier video works such as Tower, An Island, Score and Little Star (shown at Andréhn-Schiptjenko in 2006) Katarina Löfström has reduced and abstracted a flow of images down to its lowest common visual denominator.
The exhibition Dark Matter consists of new work conceived under hypnosis and also relates to other psychic states on the border between, for example, dream and wakefulness. The light work Rosario's Morse code messages "Eyes Open" and "Wide Awake" are classic termination commandos, used to bring the subject out of hypnosis.
Löfström has, in earlier video works, taken an interest in loops and reflections in a non-linear flow of images. In the new video work Crying Skyscrapers she has returned to those themes, now in the shape of a dreamlike animated panning over the facades of building. She takes them into the physical room with sculptures such as Secret Garden, two ornamented mirrors that are hermetically turned towards each other, and the new multiples shown in the exhibition.
Katarina Löfström was born in 1970 and lives and works in Stockholm. She graduated from University College of Arts, Craft & Design in Stockholm in 1997 and has also worked with music and in advertising, with, among others, Jonas Åkerlund. In 2007, Katarina Löfström had a solo show at Uppsala Art Museum. The same year the permanent installation Coloratura, a light work that visualizes and is activated by the sound activities in the building, was inaugurated at the cultural venue Uppsala Konsert och Konferens. For the European Patent Office in Munich she has made the permanent light installation Rosario, of which the gallery will show a smaller version. The last years, she has also been shown at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, where she was on the Iaspis studio grant in 2003, and at Kiasma, Helsinki, Tramway in Glasgow and Kunsthaus Graz.