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 installation that, in addition to other "uninhabited spaces", depicts abandoned and disastrous sites in the evacuation zone of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The installation work forms a sort of inventory of the space concept in Japan, starting with the 1974 anniversary. It was originally produced as a six-channel video installation for an 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, a 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.

Malin Pettersson Öberg works as a visual artist and filmmaker. She holds a master in art from Konstfack (2007) and has studied video and experimental film at EnsAD in Paris and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2011). Pettersson Öberg's practise is basically about trying, shifting and reevaluating different arrangements and approaches. She uses the essy as a format to investigate how we experience time and how we move between places and cultural or national identities. Since 2007, Pettersson Öberg has participated in exhibitions and film festivals in Sweden and internationally, for example at Index, the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation (2017), JD Center of Art, India (2017), Uppsala Art Museum (2016), Kalmar Art Museum (2015) and Bonniers Konsthall (2011, 2007). In June 2018, her film Modellarkivet (2017) opens the new exhibition space Box at ArkDes in Stockholm.

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

Organizer: Kultur Vallentuna



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


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