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Linda Sestrajcic

Linda Sestrajcic, (b 1989) , living and working in Malmö, Sweden.
In Linda’s Sestrajcic art, the documentary meets the imaginary and creates an open imagery that contains both existential, social and bodily issues. With a participant-based working method, Linda explores social relationships and contexts that both includes aspects of collective and bodily care. The works consist of multi-layered
documentation of human fates, stories and social contexts. Linda is trained at Umeå art college and the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.

Artwork info
Nikekvinnor (Women of Nike)
Photographic print on plexiglass and wood
Varied sizes. From 50×50 cm – 70×100 cm

Linda Sestrajcic has for a long time collaborated with and followed the women’s association Nike
women, a group of retired women on disability pension. In the photo installation Nike women are shown with poetic warmth. The bodies are of the various women and the pains they carry, as individuals but can also be seen as a collective. Through the semi-transparent surface and the overlapping formation, the individual body is visible while the whole installation creates a joint body. Thereby raising the question of whether the body can be seen solely as an individual matter or also a representation of something greater.

The Echo of Nike Choir
Video, 09:25 min

The Echo of Nike Choir consists of fragmented pieces of stories, performed by 7 women from the Nike Women Association; a group for retired women on disability pension. The stories are represented in a timeless environment, constantly shifting between past, present and future. Using a collective working method, Linda creates the work in collaboration with the Nike women, who have been allowed to act freely in interaction with each other without directing, script or predetermined lines.

Vattnets hus (House of Water)
Photographic prints on plexiglass

In vattnets hus (House of Water), Linda explores how we can collectively act to find ways to exist despite physical challenges. How well can suffering and vitality coexist and what platforms can we use? She has followed and documented a group of women who regularly practice water gymnastics for rehabilitation and self care of the body. The works have a transparent effect, change with light and are perceived differently depending on where it is viewed from. There is a suggestive expression when the images shine through each other and create something new.

Quote: “I find inspiration in coherence with others”