Elastic Bonding: Malin Bülow creates stretchy installations of textile structures and slowly moving bodies for the Project Space at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim.

Malin Bülow is an Oslo, Norway based artist specializing in mindblowing blends of performing arts with large installations. Created in 2019, this vertical version of her Elastic Bonding installation was made site specifically for Project Space at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim. It was shown as part of Multiplié dance festival, an annual festival of contemporary dance. The installation was made in collaboration between Babel visningsrom and DansiT.

“Three frames corresponding to the size of the windows were mounted in the ceiling. Textile structures made of neoprene and stretch lamé were attached to the frameworks creating vertical cones to which three bodies are connected on the ground. Silicone tubing filled with water and titanium dioxide literally connects the bodies on the ground with the frameworks in the ceiling. The tubes and the liquid moves as the bodies change their positions. Gravity, elasticity and deep breathing are used as initiators of movement.”

Elastic Bonding by artist Malin Bülow.
Elastic Bonding
Elastic Bonding by artist Malin Bülow.
Elastic Bonding
Elastic Bonding by artist Malin Bülow.
Human bodies are linked to each other and to the building through meters of textiles.
Elastic Bonding by artist Malin Bülow.
Tension and movement

All images © by Malin Bülow.

Credits:
Performed by: Marie Rechsteiner, Karoline Bergh Ellingsen, and Gunhild Løhre.
Co-production: DansiT
Photos: Susann Jamtøy

The project is supported by Arts Council Norway, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Trondheim kommune and Trøndelag fylkeskommune.

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