The exhibition In the Greenery brings together three installations, where memory, loss, and transformation are at the heart of the narrative. As a visitor, you enter an acoustic and visual environment composed of light, sound, green plants, constructions, and suggested actions. The installations can be experienced separately, but together they form a web of references and interrelations. The exhibition can be seen as a dysfunctional memory theatre in three acts, where you can listen to one piece after another, as a flow.
“Greenery” may refer to foliage, the main organ of photosynthesis, or to greenhouses, environments and apparatuses designed to enhance rapid growth and development.
Fluorescent You, 18 min (loop)
Therapy in Junkspace, 8:30 min (loop)
Then There the Bark Above Their Shoulders Grew, 8:30 min (loop)
In the Greenery was shown at Inter Arts Center, 8-29 April, 2016, and is part of Janna Holmstedt’s research project Are You Ready for a Wet Live-In? Explorations into Listening at Umeå
Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, and Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, in the framework of Konstnärliga
Duration: 36 min
Voices: Orenda Fink, Janna Holmstedt, Jo Rideout, Matt
Wycoff, Alex Voiceover
Sound mix and sound technician: Marcus Pal
Technicians: Anders Smolka, Marcus Råberg
Programming: Marcus Pal, Jörgen Dahlqvist
The exhibition was produced in collaboration with Teatr Weimar and Wlabs, and is supported by the Umeå
Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University; Konstnärliga forskarskolan; Teatr Weimar and Inter Arts Center.
Photo: Mikael Lindahl and Janna Holmstedt