Lina Selander: Open System – Silphium and Other Works

14 January – 21 March 2015, Iniva, London

By Helen Sumpter

Silphium (still), 2014, HD video, b / w, 22 min. Courtesy the artist

Thinking of an analogy to describe this small selection of Lina Selander’s short films, photographs and installations brought to my mind a hand of cards. Each individual work (card) has its own significance, but can appear more than once within the exhibition (card game). And how these same works are reedited (how cards are added, taken away and shuffled) affects the overall impression (the meaning of that hand). Alright: it’s a bit of a clumsy parallel. Nevertheless, these notions of…

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