Chakra tuning forks, decoy whistles, whips, sea shells and other seemingly random objects form a sculptural gestalt or a foley studio. The sounds of the objects are imitating life while a voice is speaking about the touch of sound and our human bodies as constellations of bacteria and microorganisms which interact with the environment beyond our death, questioning the western idea of the self.
The body is a site that is permeable to sounds and microbiota that even regulate our moods and emotions through their serotonergic systems and perhaps even influence our dreams.
We see the objects on the sculpture, and just as the sounds of the instruments are reproduced and invisible so are the microorganisms. Would there be a possibility for communication with our microbiology out of the known? We, as listeners are left to be turned towards the voice of thought.
Love Enqvist works broadly across the fields of essay film, sound, sculpture and performance. He explores utopian ideas about how to live together and relate to each other. His work is based on extensive research and performative documentation around ideas and individuals whose stories haunts our present; social and spacial change and what is inscribed in the collective history and memory. He is also founder of the project space Studio Giardini in Venice, Italy.
2001-2006 — MFA, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
2004-2007 — PGC, Art and Architecture, Royal University College of Art
2003-2004 — Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2022 — ”We Will Learn To Speak Again”, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2021 — ”Earthly Paradise” Fotoparken, Gustavsberg, Sweden
2018 — "The Cooperative Human”, Nacka Konsthall, Sweden
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 — ”Internal Clocks”, Berlin, Germany
2022 — Paintings, Studio B Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2022 — ”Co-Op”, Lokale, Copenhagen, Denmark
2021 — ”Symbiosis”, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 — ”Diggers and Dreamers”, Oyster Press
2008 — Dharavi, documenting informalities, ICE
2003 — ”RECORDING N°ONE 25 12 (vinyl), Portikus
Selected Grants and Awards
2017 — Winner of Celeste Art Prize for best film
2016 — Two year working grant, Swedish Art Council
2013 — One year London grant Iaspis/Gasworks
2009 — Two year working grant, Swedish Art Council