Hi! I am Anna Livia, a Swedish artist based in Stockholm and Berlin. I am interested in the space between the visible and the hidden, between the absent and the present, between the emerging and the disappearing, between permanence and change, between the fragment and the whole, between the star and the hole, and between nothing and infinity. Plus-minus and beyond..
Bewilderment in the face of life’s enduring mysteries, the inevitability of death, our ultimate aloneness, the philosophy of the absurd, and the longing for purpose and meaning in the absence of any obvious meaning or sense to life, are all topics that are close to my heart. I also have an appetite for places that are off the map, in our minutely known and surveilled world, uncharted territory is getting increasingly difficult to find, which in itself gives rise to a sense of loss, calling for imaginary solutions.
My art practice oscillate between the material and the immaterial and is grounded in a mixture of conscious and subconscious process, drawing on a variety of media where my choice of particular means/mode of expression is arrived at in relation to the content. Artworks often unfold and overlap over time and may be hidden, evolving or not meant to last, such as installations, interventions and site specific work that exist for a limited time, are dismantled, destroyed or self-destruct, and may be re-created or re-worked at some indeterminate future time and location.
In addition to my art-practice I also write spoken poetry and lyrics that I perform under the alias Ana Dinextra. Projects have included Where Everything Falls Out with musicians Kenneth Cosimo from 'The Institute of Highspeed Art' and Graham Lewis from legendary 'Wire', as well as touchdonttouch with Jayrope.