(b. 1990, Eskilstuna)
Video documented performance, contact microphone, amplifier,
brought and found material.
Video duration 28.46 mins.
Please use headphones!
Haul: The act of dragging something, slowly or heavily.
Pull; tug; (the quantity that was caught) catch; (prey) pack; tow;
(transport in a vehicle) cart; (objects) drag; law (hale) concur;
When is an object born? Can you wake up an object and bring two
different places together by creating a roar, on a bridge, in a
city, in a sunrise?
Through a performative site-specific method, Josefine Östlund
explores the meeting between the body and specific places, city and
countryside. The process is what interests her. Going out into the
woods, letting it speak, seeing shapes, like bodies. She often
starts with a harsh deforestation of the forest or a messy
construction site in the city. There she is engulfed by the traces
that exist; work, violence, noise, power and discharge. Josefine
sees a value in what has been left behind by the progress of the
big machines. She handles found site-specific material as objects
and is driven by the questions; can it become alive in a new world,
in a new place? Can an object live through its own sound? Is it the
artist's body movements and breath that animates an object or vice
versa? The outcome usually results in performance works, video,
sculpture and installation.