Linnéa Sjöberg

Based on astronomy studies of dying stars in the universe and the star cult in rock mythology. The work consists of staged documentation (screen captures) of the Internet, where the aim is to find a cross point between the two subject fields – which become the chemical element lithium. A story arises where the lithium different meaning are activated, both as a medicine for treatment of bipolar disorder (Kurt Cobain’s use of the substance) and the annulment of an antithesis against the theory of relativity called “the cosmological lithium discrepancy”. The two projections consist of screen-capture recordings of the computer desktop where my search methods are traced through the editing of images, text and sounds. The desktop reflects the working procedure which in return shows how the subjects are linked together.

Video installation (10 min), shown at Nordin Gallery Stockholm, 2009