MAGNUS WALLIN
TRELLEBORGS MUSEUM
June 11 – September 4, 2022

Echo (2021)
2D and 3D animated film
Film installation with vertical projection
Film 18.35 min (soundless)
Format 4K

The core imagery that forms work Echo comes from photographic high-resolution documentation of the inside of a cranium whose contents have been consumed. In the close-ups of the material, traces of handling and removal, can be detected. The animation of this imagery transforms the contents and creates something more corporeal. The work is projected vertically to emphasize its sculptural qualities. In the calm motion of the camera this transformation mediates over man’s own matter and scale, in a silent echo, in the event of space in darkness and light. The skull that was once hollowed out is made whole here in its own space.

Monotonous (2022)
Sound installation, 18:38 min

Monotonous is a sound-based work – a recording of a slowly rotated cranium. The sound has been created by a hand-made pick-up vibrating reading the main dish. There is a forced repetitive sound that strives for the authentic in the monotone.

Are you in pain… Not anymore no:13–16 (2021)
Aluminum, blood powder, bone, acrylic
Dimensions: 79,5 x 79,5 cm

In the series Are you in pain … Not anymore, Wallin has applied layers of blood powder bound with acrylic on aluminium panels. At the dimensions 79.5 x 79.5 the format refers to Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square of 1915. The layers have then been polished down to leave an almost completely unblemished smooth surface. From a distance they resemble jet black monochromes, free from connections to the outer world, entirely in line with Malevich’s Suprematist manifesto. The contrast between the strict format, the seemingly clinical surfaces and the actual roughness of the blood results in a both figurative and literal proxy for the human body. The bone fragments draw attention back to the surface and act as concentrated reference points for the viewer, emphasising its corporeal presence. This is further enhanced in the light of the UV light where a recognition for the viewer arises.