Soft resistance
by Tora Wallander, 2018, '
Loop sequence. Video installation. Courtesy the artist

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2020
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 9th edition

Soft Resistance was first exhibited in the hall of the reactor R1 at KTH, the site of Sweden’s first nuclear reactor. The work stems from a series of events in which jellyfish forced nuclear power plants to shut down when they blocked the cooling turbines. In fact, these animals thrive due to uncontrolled fishing, rising ocean temperatures and acidification of the waters caused by the destruction of marine ecosystems. The work proposes a vision in which the anthropogenic dimension will be overwhelmed by the animal kingdom’s reaction, which will inevitably re-establish a new balance between the parties.

Tora Wallander (1991, Sweden) works on research-based projects, departing from the analysis of real events and phenomena to end up with the production of video works who oscillate between fiction and documentary. She has an interest in mankind’s relation to nature and our role in it. She makes use of a wide range of materials and techniques, often using methods that create illusions when moving between the analogue and the digital. Her work has been shown in Konstakademien, Stockholm; R1, KTH, Stockholm; Galleri Mejan, Stockholm. She is an MFA graduate at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
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