Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force
Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force follows the development of film and video technology through time management systems, an invention that historically served to increase the efficiency of labor as well as to establish pathologies of neurophysiology. This recent work of Kajsa Dahlberg seeks to understand the way that these motions, measured in time, today are a source of conflict in conglomerate companies like Amazon and Apple, but also in freelance work, and questions their utility for strategies of both control and resistance. The film may also be considered a reflection on the conditions of artistic practice.
About the Filmmaker: Kajsa Dahlberg studied at Konsthögskolan in Malmö and, 2007–2008, took part in the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. Since 2012, she teaches at the Valand Academy of the University of Gothenburg. Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde (2013); Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2006). Group exhibitions and biennials include: Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2012); based in Berlin (2011); 8th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2011); Turku Biennial (2011); Manifesta 8, Murcia (2011); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); Lunds Konsthall (2010); The Kitchen, New York (2009); The Power Plant, Toronto (2009); 1st Athens Biennale (2007); Prague Biennale 3 (2007); The Royal College of Art, London (2007).