2016.04.01 - 2016.05.31

Malin Pettersson Öberg


Malin Pettersson Öberg (*1979) is a Swedish visual artist working in a variety of media. She holds a master’s degree in Fine art from the Konstfack University in Stockholm and has studied experimental film at the EnsAD in Paris. From a research based practice, Pettersson Öberg uses the essay as a format to explore how we experience time and describe places and cultural or national identity. In a world of constant translations between languages, places and formats she approaches questions of destabilisation and estrangement and assembles fragments from various sources into meditative flows of words and images. Since 2007, Pettersson Öberg has taken part in numerous screenings and exhibitions in Sweden and abroad, a.o. at the Bonniers Konsthall and IASPIS in Stockholm, at CentQuatre and the Swedish/Finnish institutes in Paris, and at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. She is a teacher and co-organiser of the studio space Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm since 2010.

Residence Plan:
At Youkubo Art Space, Pettersson Öberg will continue an associative research departing from the year 1974 in Japan, from ”radioactivity” and its various links with time and space/the room. She is intrigued by the paradoxical relationship to nuclear power in Japan, how it formulates in literary and visual culture, historically and today, and by how social welfare functions and formulates. She enquires the image of ”Sweden in Japan” by visiting places such as Sweden Hills in Hokkaido, and explores the idea of appropriation and independence. Her research will a.o. be carried out at the Japan Foundation Library in Yotsuya and through meetings with academics, activists and artists/writers. It will be the departure point for an essayist work, which will be exhibited and published as part of the project Species of Spaces 1974 at Uppsala Museum of Art in Sweden (2016), and later hopefully in Paris and Japan. Her residency is supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists.

Date 2016.04.01 - 2016.05.31
Place AIR-C
Website http://malinpetterssonoberg.com


  • Open Lecture「Spaces, translations and fragmented narratives」 Date+Time:25 May, 18:00?-19:15? Place: 6A308 presentation room 6A Building, School of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-Pref., 305-0006 Japan. http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/access/tsukuba_access http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/access/tsukuba-campus/map_south Access: 45 minutes from Akihabara Station to Tsukuba Station by rapid train of Tsukuba Express line(TX). After getting off at Tsukuba Station exit A3, you can take a bus from bus stop No.6 at bus terminal. Please take a [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan bus clockwise] or [Daigaku Chuo bus]. Please do not take a bus [counterclockwise]. The nearest bus stop to 6A building is [Tsukuba Daigaku Nishi] http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/application/files/9814/5619/4469/campusbus_route_en.pdf