CONNECT: International Videoarts Festival

Tina Willgren – Sweden

Tina Willgren is a visual artist working primarily with video. She lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden, where she received her MFA at the Royal Institute of Art in 2005. In her videos and installations, she explores the mind and body in relation to the contemporary world. Recent activities include a new installation for the exhibition “Lydda, A Garden Disremembered, Birzeit University Museum, West Bank, Palestine which will open on October 4:th 2018, the solo exhibition “Party Boat”, at Black Wall Gallery, Vaasa, Finland in April 2018, a commissioned video installation for the municipality of Sundsvall, Sweden which took place in the autumn of 2017, and partictipation in the programs of Delete TV #5 and UMW Media Wall, Univiersity of Mary Washington, Fredricksburg, VA, USA, during 2017.

After Hours, 2019

Inspired by the lagging dance floors of Second Life, I made the digital world of After Hours in a game engine, and captured the events of it with virtual cameras. It´s a distorted discotheque, populated by fragmented avatars, unfinished 3D shapes, scattered body parts and pieces of clothing, set in motion. During After Hours we might see glitches from the virtual worlds on the verge of disappearing, new ones coming into being, and the dance of all the imperfections of the time span in between.