I am not here

rencontrer  – to meet

raconter – to (re)tell

My name is Frida Sandström and I am not here, but my writings are. In connection to Works at work I will work on the situation of being and trying to become through writing. What is it to be told that haven’t yet taken place? What is taking place in the retelling and who is actually becoming?

I am an artist and a writer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. In my practice, I investigate the interaction usually called “communication” or more specifically “conversation”, and how the practice of this create a sort of common environment. Is it even possible to participate in what it is retold without remaking it, and how to mediate one’s being on the outside and the inside of the happening? Can one tear off the skin of time and collect someone else’s skin to cover oneself in, simultaneously? What is then, the soothing balm sinking into our bodies so that we can continue moving without fissure? If not the interaction is the actual fissure.

During Works at work I will be present and absent by writing, and by what is being read.


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