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Malin Bülow’s large-scale performative sculptures draw attention to the body and in particular the skin. She treats the skin as an elastic boarder. 

”I want to activate and at the same time intensify the stillness of sculpture.” Bülow attaches living models and dancers to her sculptural installations, – “they embody the skin and they become extensions, activators and holders of a sculptural system or structure.” 

For Squared elasticity I have invited three dancers to improvise and interact with my sculptural idea. I am working from a frame on the wall – a format that both resembles and breaks with a somewhat classic white cube situation. I dress the frames in elastic skins and I connect it to the dancers at the other end. I hope to initiate an ambivalent sense of rigidity and elasticity. The bodies seem locked within their own framework, they literally are fixed to and become one with their framed anchoring point. At the same time their positions are elastic and they are plastic in relation to each other.

 

  • Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
    Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
  • Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
    Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
  • Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
    Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
  • Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.
    Malin Bülow (b. 1979) Framed Elasticity, 2012. Wooden frame, lycra 400 х 800 cm.