MOMENT V: OUR TIME TOGETHER IS UNCERTAIN with Malin Arnell and more at Shimmer

Artists: Malin Arnell and more

Exhibition title: Moment V: Our Time Together Is Uncertain with Malin Arnell and more

Curated by: Shimmer (Eloise Sweetman and Jason Hendrik Hansma)

Venue: Shimmer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Date: September 7 – December 15, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Shimmer, Rotterdam

Interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator Malin Arnell, PhD, is a frequent collaborator with other artists, activists, and writers. Through these collaborative practices, Malin works with key issues for participating in (social) domains by emphasising the porous intimacy between environments and actions. In doing so, Malin focuses on the experiences around/in/through/of the body (my body, their body, our body) by incorporating the affectivity between relationalities, territories, and power.

At Shimmer, Malin’s sculptural performance works coalesce with the surrounding Rotterdam Port and the Maas River. As such the audio, performance, and installations become a vulnerable space of industry and fleshy encounter. Coming together through this exhibition our macro-narratives collapse with micro-movements of hospitality and conviviality: A shared earbud, a soft embrace, the hum of electricity. Finding friendship amongst the ships travelling to Manila or Hamburg.

Grounding the exhibition are Sometimes, Sometimes, Sometimes (2013), Slow Dancing With Two Fans (2014), and the collective action Strategic Flocking (2018).

Malin’s collaboration and works have been shared in for example in Stockholm (Moderna Museet, Index The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Färgfabriken, Studio44, Weld, CCAP, Kulturhuset); London (ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art); Berlin (September Gallery, The neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), Akademie der Künste); New York (Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, EFA Project Space, White Columns, The Kitchen, Danspace Project | St. Mark’s Church, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at Brooklyn Museum, CCS Bard Galleries / Hessel Museum of Art); Los Angeles (Hammer Museum, Human Resources). Malin lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin.

Shimmer is a Rotterdam based exhibition space that operates with an ever-changing studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. Shimmer is a momentary flash of light and an ever-changing space where practitioners, thinkers, audience, and entities are brought together in the spirit of care and companionship. Alongside the exhibitions, are programs such as the events program Sunday Mornings with and the online mixtape On the Waves with… to move into both the personal and the public space.

Shimmer would like to thank our friends Mario Fjell, Carolin Lange, and Henning Rosenbrock for helping produce the exhibition and making it possible.

Malin Arnell, SLOW DANCING WITH TWO FANS, Industrial fans and action

Malin Arnell, SLOW DANCING WITH TWO FANS, Industrial fans and action

Malin Arnell, SLOW DANCING WITH TWO FANS, Industrial fans and action

Malin Arnell, SLOW DANCING WITH TWO FANS, Industrial fans and action

Moment V: Our Time Together Is Uncertain with Malin Arnell and more, 2018, exhibition view, Shimmer, Rotterdam

Moment V: Our Time Together Is Uncertain with Malin Arnell and more, 2018, exhibition view, Shimmer, Rotterdam

Moment V: Our Time Together Is Uncertain with Malin Arnell and more, 2018, exhibition view, Shimmer, Rotterdam

Moment V: Our Time Together Is Uncertain with Malin Arnell and more, 2018, exhibition view, Shimmer, Rotterdam

Malin Arnell, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, 2013, Denim jacket and MP3 Player, Produced in in collaboration with Johanna Rosenqvist/KOEFF, 18:19 min: reader Jess Arndt

Malin Arnell, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, 2013, Denim jacket and MP3 Player, Produced in in collaboration with Johanna Rosenqvist/KOEFF, 18:19 min: reader Jess Arndt

Malin Arnell, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, 2013, Denim jacket and MP3 Player, Produced in in collaboration with Johanna Rosenqvist/KOEFF, 18:19 min: reader Jess Arndt

Malin Arnell, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, 2013, Denim jacket and MP3 Player, Produced in in collaboration with Johanna Rosenqvist/KOEFF, 18:19 min: reader Jess Arndt

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, STRATEGIC FLOCKING, 2018, Framed instant film photographs from collective action in public space, Saturday 8 September, 2018

Malin Arnell, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES, 2013-2018, Printed text and chewed Marrow Bone

Malin Arnell, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, IS, IS, IS, 2018, Curatorial response and documentation of SLOW DANCING WITH TWO FANS, Text and instant film photographs

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