2017, two channel 3D animation, sound

Malstrømmen (2017) is a two-screen 3D animation built around a newly formed cyborg as a self-portrait and a narrative based on Edgar Allan Poe’s A Descent into the Maelström (1841). In Poe’s short story which takes place in Lofoten, the narrator gets caught in a maelström and his whirl towards its bottom becomes a kind of time travel as he passes objects from different eras. In the animation, the maelstrom becomes a “contact zone” or an “Area X”, a place where meaning is dispersed as the cyborg receives transmissions from unknown organisms. Small glitches within sound bites allude to the potentials of other forms of language, sensation and interspecies communication.

Installation views: I Taste the Future, LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival, Henningsvær, Lofoten, 2017; Myths of the Near Future: Entangled, FotoNoviembre Biennale, TEA, Tenerife, 2019; Cosmic Existence: Unexpected Encounters – Possible Futures, Den Frie, Copenhagen, 2019; Fertile Ghosts, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Amsterdam, 2020; SF2021: A Fantasy Odyssey, SeMA – Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2021

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Malstrømmen, Ann Lislegaard, Kunstfort, 2020
Malstrommen, Ann Lislegaard, Kunstfort, 2020
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