What Could Not Be Expected in the Country of Eternal Light
The exhibition title is a quote from Mary Shelley´s iconic horror novel. Observing the novel´s 200-year jubilee, the nine members of the artist group VERKLIGHETEN have worked with the theme Frankenstein´s Monster. The exhibition explores different aspects of the Frankenstein thematics through film, sound, photography, drawing and installation. The art in the exhibition brings forth subjects such as the archive, present-time monsters and natural experiments gone wrong.
VERKLIGHETEN is an artist-run gallery founded in Umeå 2001. An important part of the driving force is the collaborative work as an artist group and to have vivid discussions concerning art and creativity. Currently VERKLIGHETEN consists of the following artists: Clarissa Siimes, Mattias Olofsson, Gerd Aurell, Mia Rogersdotter Olofsson, Sandra Wasara-Hammare, Alexander Svartvatten, Fanny Carinasdotter, Ida Hansson and Helena Wikström.