Precarious Spaces Radiant Days - Malin Pettersson Öberg

Art Cube - Vallentuna Culture, Vallentuna

The exhibition "Precarious Spaces Radiant Days" takes its starting point in Malin Pettersson Öberg's stays in Japan 2012 - 2016. There she has looked into issues of cultural and national identity, as reflected in guidebooks, architecture and built environments from a comparative perspective.

The central work of the exhibition is a video projection that, in addition to other "uninhabited spaces", depicts abandoned and disastrous sites in the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It forms a sort of inventory of the space concept in Japan, starting with the 1974 anniversary. The work was originally produced as a six-channel video installation into a exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum 2016. Through a series of filmed tables of places where time seems to have stopped, the visitor is confronted with the vulnerability of our high-tech societies, but also with the lure of seeing, experiencing, and trying to portray what is invisible to the naked eye.

The show also includes a soundtrack  radio program, "Wrapped words: Listening to Japan", based on interviews with Japanese artists and culture workers from 2014 on how they experience Japan's change after the earthquake and nuclear accident 2011.

Photo: Timo Menke

The picture shows the work "Precarious Spaces Radiant Days" in the exhibition "Rummets rymder 1974" at Uppsala Art Museum (2016).

Contact information

Vallentuna Kulturhus
Allévägen 1

Phone: +46-858785000



|Translated by Google translation|
From Stockholm take the E18 north towards Norrtälje, follow signs for Vallentuna.


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