Brief Syllables / Thin Vowels (2014)
Attenuate Attenuate (2016)
Sculptures, Wall piece
The sculptures in the room display sliced and unspooled electricity and communication cables that have been dug up from underground. The thin net on the wall is made of copper.
Nina Canell is interested in the dissonance between functional materials and their immaterial connotations. She sees subterranean cables as forming an underground network of capital, labour and knowledge, or as a kind of extension of the human nervous system. In the wireless age, the materiality of the cables seems almost anachronistic.
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen
Born in Sweden in 1979
Based in Berlin