| Submerge 3

Submerge 3
2:24 minuti

Christina Maj Lundqvist

nato/a a Copenhagen, Denmark
residenza di lavoro/studio: Birkerod, DENMARK

iscritto/a dal 29 apr 2020


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Descrizione Opera / Biografia

“Submerge 3”
“Submerge 3” is part of the video series Submerge - an ongoing project that Christina Maj Lundqvist is working on. It is a person gradually falling towards a surface in slowmotion. The colors are surreal, its slow motion and orientation is ambiguous. The musical sounds are soothing almost meditative. Christina works with this illusion by changing colors, pace, orientation and sounds. Editing the video that she films underwater using only natural light and a small hand held underwater camera. She sees her video works as paintings in motion.

“We reach out for a split second but find ourselves in a fleeting moment.”
Water is the ongoing constant in my art. I am preoccupied by the elusive, distorted and mirrored person below the surface. There is an intersection where several worlds meet; the twisted mirrored surface beneath the water, the underwater existence and the dissolved reality out of the water. My videos are a slow motion subject matter in a colour and gravity diffused setup. Sound and picture flow together revealing concealed obscure realities. The digital sequences are moulded like paintings.
I record underwater with a gopro, natural light, hand held camera, use my daugter or my self as models , and manipulate the video in premier pro.
I work in video, painting, light sculptures and more.
Water is in constant change, it’s uncontainable, it’s uncontrollable, it’s fleeting.
Born 1972 in Copenhagen, DK.
2014-2019 Art School Spektrum, Copenhagen
2012-2013 Copenhagen Art school.

Christina Maj Lundqvist is born in Denmark 1972. Works include video art, painting (canvas and paper), photo and light sculptures/installations. Water is her on going constant. Working with video started in the pursuite of her underwater motives. She visualizes a distorted slow motion subject matter in a color diffused setup where sound and picture flows together using editing software.
Everything below is mirrored impressions on the underwater surface. Lundqvist is preoccupied with the elusive, distorted and dissolved person under water molded in digital possibilities and uses simpel but strong visual effects to create a new world. The saturated colours, the slow motion and the loss of gravity gives an unusual sense of substance.
The compelling elusiveness of a quite simple and familiar motive challenges ones perception. Unexpectedly you see the water with new eyes and the matter is obscure. The motives become dreamy and interesting like a moving painting.
In the works there is something momentarily pleasant about the merging nuances of color and sounds. However the momentary pleasantness is quickly replaced by a curiosity and wonder: What happens in the water, above the water and beneath water. The apparent subject challenges the spectator and Lundqvist’s works appeal to your senses, in more ways than one. To perceive what is going on with the subjects you will have to take a very close look. But the videos creates more questions than they give answers. The viewer is submerged further into this liquified world.
Educated at the Art school Spektrum in Copenhagen and Copenhagen art school. She has been exhibited in groupexhibitions in Vienna (2017) and Berlin (2013/2016) and will be in NordArt2021 in Germany. In Denmark she has been in several state sponsored juried exhibitions: The Spring Exhibition 2020, The Autumn Exhibition 2019, The Easter Exhibition 2019/2016 and The Summer Exhibition 2015.
2019 she won first prize at “VK19”, Holbaek. At the “Award Exhibition 2016” Gallery Oxholm in Copenhagen she recieved “The audience award” and “The award for Second place”.