The artist Malin Bülow was granted Mobility funding during this year’s first round of applications, to undertake a travel from Norway to Denmark. The purpose of the travel was to participate in the exhibition “Hydrosphere”, in Helsingör.
The artist travelled from Norway to Danmark where she built, installed and performed her artistic piece. Her work is analyzing what it means to be a body of water, both physically and planetary.
“Breathing with the ocean is a development of Kroppsligt transfusionsförfarande that was shown at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, as a part of my final project at the Kunstakademiet. I have developed the piece, in a dialog with the curator Elena Ortiz at the Laboratoriet for Æstetik og Økologi in Copenhagen, specifically for the exhibition space at Snekkersten strand outside of Helsingör.”
Mobility funding is intended for the travel and/or stay of professional artists or cultural workers within the Nordic and Baltic region. It is a grant that enables the development of networks and to perform or present a work of art. Mobility funding can be applied by individuals as well as groups up to six people.
Malin Bülow states that the importance of the grant has been:
“The funding has been essential for me in order to perform this costly project. It gave me the flexibility to travel and work for a longer period of time at the exhibition place in Snekkersten strand in Helsingör. During my stay I got a good connection with Angela Rawlings, who also took part in the exhibition, Elena Ortiz who curated the exhibition and the others that are affiliated with the Laboratoriet for Æstetik og Økologi in Copenhagen.”
Photo: David Stjernholm