Johanna Billing

Swedish conceptual artist Johanna Billing discusses her collaborative efforts in stating, “When I invite people to perform within these complexes, which they often no longer have any practical connection to, they join me in trying to figure out the meaning or function of the institution — both historically and in the context of making the film. And perhaps this is how we together construct — or perhaps better, suggest — this new space within the films that could appear, as you say, universal.” Much of Billing’s work involves the organization of groups of people who engage in forms of unrestricted improvisation. In her presentation of these interventions as films, one can see the active exchange and learning that occurs between individuals, a common theme in her work.

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