X (25 – Linnéplatsen > Länsmansgården Svarte Mosse)
X, produced by Mariella Ottosson, incorporates voices, ambience and music inspired by Western movies – treating the sonic through cinematographic traditions and storytelling. A fragmented narrative on acts of naming, the sense of belonging and illusions of arrival, is presented in Swedish, Arabic and English, where the concept of a ‘dark science’ is central. Analogies between a politicised ‘West’ and the characteristics of a ‘Wild West’, aim to raise questions on the ethical compromise and lawlessness embedded in capitalism and ideas of ‘modernity’ – referencing, for instance, Carl Linnaeus’s questionable work on the human species and the first X-ray diffraction image of DNA fibre; Photo 51.
Mariella Ottosson & Loke Berg