Virgo Rising

Susanne Svantesson & Eric Length

Welcome to the opening Thursday 16 June, 6-8pm.

 

 

16 June – 18 August

 

 

The exhibition Virgo Rising revolves around the video work Magical Mystery Tour by Susanne Svantesson. The film is a collage of documentary material and the artist’s own footing from Los Angeles. The narrative focuses on the women who followed the infamous cult leader Charles Manson, their quest for an alternative lifestyle and the psychological tensions that preceded murders committed by some of the members in the group in 1969.

 

Eric Length’s paintings with visions of skyscapes and dissolved landscapes oscillate between being representational and ephemeral. Together with Susanne Svantesson’s kaleidoscopic photographs these paintings can be understood as a mythological backdrop to the film, a borderland between nature and spirituality where underlying forces in our culture reveal themselves through the cracks. Length and Svantesson have collaborated closely for the exhibition Virgo Rising and are also a couple.

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Eric Length (b. 1980, SE) graduated MFA from the Malmö Art Academy in 2011. In 2020 he received a grant from the Ellen Trotzig fund by Malmö Art Museum. He has exhibited at several galleries and institutions in southern Sweden such as Sjöbo konsthall, Galleri Ping Pong (Malmö), the crypt of Lund Cathedral, Arnstedt (Östra Karup) and Tjörnedala Konsthall (Baskemölla). Other solo exhibitions in Scandinavia include: Vita Rosen (Göteborg), Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Stockholm), The Boiler Room (Oslo).

 

Susanne Svantesson is a visual artist who lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. She also graduated MFA from the Malmö Art Academy in 2011. She has previously exhibited in Galleri 54 (Gothemburg), Cirkulationscentralen (Malmö), Galleri S:t Gertrud (Malmö) and Sjöbo konsthall. This is her first exhibition in Norway.



 

Susanne Svantesson: Magic Mystery Tour (2016), excerpt.