Lina Selander

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INVOLUNTARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY (2007)
Involuntary Autobiography 
Mixed media: sculpture, sound.

Involuntary Autobiography is a handmade vinyl player that plays an LP with documentary sounds from the town of Portbou by the Spanish-French border: the railway station, the beach, rain, storm, someone practicing scales on a violin. The needle is thick, it distorts the sound and distinction between documentary and abstract; it carves it way into the vinyl, slowly ruining the sound it registers. In the end it has carved its own track where it remains.

Installation view, Arts Birthday, Moderna Museet, Stockholm 2008