Ask the Dust

Exhibited at:

Ask the Dust, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (NL), 2002 | The Biennial for Video Art, Silvanum, Gävle (SE), 2004 | Chemical Warfare, ACAF Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (EG), 2010

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Left: We Have to Talk About It, 2002, 2-channel video installation, 7:45 min. Right: OK, 2002, neon and wood, Madhouse (No Copper Roof/Pure White Spirit), 2002, wood, paint, apparatus for distilling alcohol, bottles, newspaper

In 2002 the project space of Stedelijk Museum, SMBA, hosted Ask the Dust. It was a double solo exhibition together with fellow Swedish artist Pär Strömberg. My work focused on the death of a person who had been very influential to me and my friends during our teens. In the 2-channel video We Have to Talk About It we follow archeologist and mutual friend (Niklas Groop) as he’s aimlessly wondering around in the desert, looking for answers. The accompanying 3D-animation Chemical Warfare features six flickering vultures, each representing lost friends.

Chemical Warfare, 2001, looped 3D-animation, 1:20 min

We Have To Talk About It (2002) from Magnus Monfeldt on Vimeo.

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