Josefin Tingvall

Black Water

The filmpiece Svart Vatten is based on material conversations between iron, trees and water. A trinity that touches both large industries, political and natural forces in Sweden. a slow paced collage showing a black ice block melting together with elements from different landscapes from the north of sweden. The name of the project, Svart Vatten (Black Water) , comes from both the definition of water that contains feces and bacteria, water you are unable to live with and that needs to be cleansed in order to be used, as well as the old textile dye mixture when you mix iron and bark from trees (tannin) in water which turns the dye-bath black. This chemical and play of words has turned into a ritualistic question in the work, will it black water? Will it be destroyed?  The piece ’Svart Vatten’ was made during Luleå Ateljéstipendium 2018-2019. The collage video is a 45 min long loop with atmospheric sound.

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