Afrang Nordlöf Malekian

Norbergfestival continues the collaboration with Galleri Norberg, this year hosting visual artist and film maker Afrang Nordlöf Malekian. He is a student at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and works with the spatial dimension of film editing practices. How does a specific cut in a film affect its surroundings, and what possibilities are there to compose new imageries? At Galleri Norberg, Nordlöf Malekian constructs a cross-pollination of visual matters, filling the space with an installation of moving images.

For the Choreomania programme, Nordlöf Malekian investigates on the possibilities to disrupt the narrative of an original photographic image. With architectural and performative means, he corrupts the way histories are written through images and how they are positioned in space. Thus, the photographic material turns into opportunities for communication, to be activated – rather than read, as facts.

Between the Cuts, Time Bleeds is an installation of imageries, where the artist lets his previous films merge together in a non-synchronised installation. Projected on a transparent fabric, the frames cut through the space as the razor blade of the film editing room. Between the cuts, images bleed through the projection, creating an ever changing film throughout the exhibition. The main material of the installation is Nordlöf Malekian’s previous works: 60 Executions in Iran Since 1979 [2017] and Memory’s State of Exception [2018].