The Unspeakable


Installation view Göteborgs Konsthall 2016 
The Unspeakable, HD video triptych by Lena Mattsson




                         






















The Unspeakable

Welcome to Göteborgs Konsthall, opening 30th of January, 2016 at 13.00.  


RUM - GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 
- NORDIC LIGHT: ART 
2016.01.30-2016.02.08
Göteborgs Konsthall continue investigating nordic film beyond the cinemas. In cooperation with Göteborg Film Festival we present a sellection of the most exciting new video art from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Island.
Tinne Zenner (DK) Sleeping District (2014) 
Santtu Koivu (Fin) Memory Trace (2011) 
Hlynur Pálmason (IS) En Maler (2013) 
Emilija Škarnulytė (LT) & Tanya Busse (CA/NO) Hollow Earth (2013) 
Lena Mattsson (SVE) The Unspeakable (2014) 
During this exhibition we have additional opening hours on mondays 11-17. 














http://www.konsthallen.goteborg.se/prod/kultur/konsthallen/dalis2.nsf/vyPublicerade/8E4D85CDC27CFA5EC12570B2003F4414?OpenDocument

http://www.konsthallen.goteborg.se/prod/kultur/konsthallen/dalis2.nsf/vyPublicerade/1B66D04F45184CEAC125709200429C85?OpenDocument

I BETRAKTARENS ÖGA - OM LENA MATTSSONS VIDEOKONST
MAGASIN WALDEN Essä: Lars Gustaf Andersson, Professor, FFU-ansvarig
Filmvetenskap, Språk och litteraturcentrum, Lunds universitet   

The cultural masturbator

















                           






"The cultural masturbator" by Lena Mattsson with Bo Cavefors

HD video installation view Nässjö Konsthall photo 1, 3
Music: Andi Almqvist and Conny C-A Malmqvist 

Photo 2 "The salt of the earth," video installation on salt, by Lena Mattsson with Bo Cavefors and Måns Holst-Ekström 
photo 4 back projection by Lena Mattsson, 
photo 5 "Censorship: To Eat Or Be Eaten" sculpture and video by Lena Mattsson
photo 6 "Warning for disturbing content "mirror by Lena Mattsson, 
photo 7 sculpture installation view by Lena Mattsson 

"Den kulturelle onanisten "av Lena Mattsson med Bo Cavefors, Nässjö Konsthall, Sweden 2015
24 October - 21 November 2015

                                  Kulturreportaget Ordens makt och berättelsens kraft

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS


      light a candle against the darkness 2015 
                                                         A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
                                                            Sculptur by Lena Mattsson

                                                                             Copyright: Lena Mattsson

The cultural masturbator






"The cultural masturbator" by Lena Mattsson and Bo Cavefors 
HD video installation view Nässjö Konsthall photo 1, 2 
Music: Andi Almqvist and Conny C-A Malmqvist 
photo 3, sculpture and video by Lena Mattsson

Nässjö Konsthall, Sweden 2015
24 October - 21 November 2015

Kulturreportaget Ordens makt och berättelsens kraft 

Sveriges Radio P1 

http://t.sr.se/2180MdO

The Second Side of Life




"The Second Side of Life" by Lena Mattsson my contribution to the
Book and exhibition: MAP OF THE NEW ART
IMAGO MUNDI - LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION 
Welcome to the opening at 7pm, Monday the 31st of August 2015
Fondazione Cini, Venice

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

IN THE  EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by Lena Mattsson

Video installations view from Lena Mattsson solo exhibition at Moderna Museet Malmö 2014.
 Bo Cavefors talks about the Red Army Fraction "RAF" and his life and way of living.
(A short documentary film from the synchronized video triptych) "In the Eye of the Beholder"
by Lena Mattsson, Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, Music: by Conny C-A Malmqvist.


Copyright Lena Mattsson, Moderna Museet Malmö. 2015

http://www.modernamuseet.se/en/Malmo/News/March-16-Last-chance-to-see-Lena-Mattsson-In-The-Eye-of-The-Beholder/

I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst av Lars Gustaf Andersson.

Film magasinet WALDEN 2015

 I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst

av Lars Gustaf Andersson.


Lars Gustaf Andersson är poet, författare och professor i
Filmvetenskap Språk- och litteraturcentrum, Lunds universitet.







"The Unspeakable" Video installation view from Ystads Konstmuseum 2015. 
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson


Welcome to Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden, February 2015 7-3 May 2015 "Varning för känsliga människor "

Censorship: To Eat Or Be Eaten





 Sculptures: by Lena Mattsson, plaster and acrylic paint 
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson

"The Unspeakable" Ystads konstmuseum







                                     Video installation view from Ystads Konstmuseum 2015. 
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson


The Unspeakable is a video installation considering questions about the family and potential misfortunes
luring beneath the happy surface.
Family happiness might change quick as a summer wind and maybe life and death walk hand in hand in an eternal circuit where all living has a meaning and even the dead  help us in our wrestling with important existential questions.
This video installation is dedicated to the memory of the most beautiful white lily I’ve ever seen.

You `came to us, bringing a hope of light, and left us with the hardest questions ever posed to us.
You`ll always remain in our thoughts as a pretty flower which live for a short summer to shine bright and clear in the garden of life.


Special thanks to: Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Music: Andi Almqvist
Ola Åstrand ,Varbergs Konsthall, Ystads konstmuseum




Welcome to Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden, February 2015 7-3 May 2015 "Varning för känsliga människor" 

I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst av Lars Gustaf Andersson



"The Unspeakable" Varbergs Konsthall





                                       

      Welcome to a video installation The Unspeakable by Lena Mattsson.
Music: Andi Almqvist
     Varbergs Konsthall, "Varning för känsliga människor" Sweden
11 october 2014 - 11 january 2015
  Copyright: Lena Mattsson

In the Eye of The Beholder, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden 2014











     
Welcome to a video installation "In The Eye Of The Beholder" 
about the man, the myth and the human being Bo Cavefors
 by Lena Mattsson. Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, 
Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist
Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden, 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014
   Curator: John Peter Nilsson

Copyright photo and installation
Lena Mattsson 

In The Eye of The Beholder


     
Welcome to a video installation about the man, the myth and the human being Bo Cavefors by Lena Mattsson.
 Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden, 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014

In The Eye Of The Beholder












"In The Eye Of The Beholder" 
By Lena Mattsson,Video stills, film 1-2 
Actors: Bo Cavefors and Ola Åstrand, Music by Conny C-A Malmqvist

Opening, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden 
18 January 2014 -16 March 2014 
Curator: John Peter Nilsson

Copyright: Lena Mattsson


Film magasinet WALDEN 2015
Läs I betraktarens öga - om Lena Mattssons videokonst
Lysande dokumentär om Bo Cavefors, Tidningen Kulturen Text: Bertil Falk, Film- Filmkritik
http://tidningenkulturen.se/artiklar/film/filmkritik/16651-film-lena-mattson-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder

"Legenden Cavefors är avmystifierad", Kultur KvP-Expressen
Recension av filmvetaren och poeten Lars Gustav Andersson,
universitetslektor och docent vid Lunds universitet!
Legenden Cavefors är avmystifierad | Kultur KvP - Expressen

”Hedonistisk rytm passar utmärkt i altaret” Sydsvenskan Kultur, Text: Thomas Millroth 
http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur--nojen/hedonistisk-rytm-passar-utmarkt-i-altaret/

Superb dokumentär med Bo Cavefors, Text: Zen Zat (Bertil Falk)
 http://zenzat.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/superb-dokumentar-med-bo-cavefors/

Sydsvenskan Kultur 15 januari 2014. Text: Emma THÖRNKVIST 
http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur--nojen/hon-bygger-bo-pa-moderna/

Kunstkritikk "Vårsonaten - Sverige", av Frans Josef Petersson
http://www.kunstkritikk.se/kommentar/varsonaten-sverige/?d=se

http://www.kunstkritikk.no/artikler/spring-sonata-sweden/



Malmö 18 January 2014 - 16 March 2014