Annika Larsson at Institut suédois, Paris, France: Solo-exhibition

Institut suédois, Paris, France 27 February - 13 September 2020
Institut suédois, Paris, France

Andréhn-Schiptjenko has been invited by the Institut Suédois to present three solo shows by influential contemporary artists from Sweden. This series’ third exhibition will be Fear of Flying, a solo exhibition by Annika Larsson. In partnership with festival Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

Shaped as a series of experiments set in four private homes, the film FEAR OF FLYING explores Virtual Reality and its relation to the control and rebellion of moving bodies and minds. In close proximity with four circles of family and friends it investigates the blurred borders and paradoxical feelings of being simultaneously in control and out of control, here and there, moved and moving – states that are triggered by the complex system of interactions that take place between the technology and our bodies, nervous systems and brains.

The work is a part of Annika Larsson’s artistic research project Non-knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image which is funded by the Swedish Research Council and done in collaboration with RIA Stockholm and HFBK Hamburg.


Annika Larsson (born in 1972, Stockholm) lives and works in Berlin and has been a professor of time-related media at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts since 2018. Her most recent sound performances were shown at the Akademie der Künste Berlin (2019) and at the 58th Venice Biennale, in the Herkules Saal, Munich (2018) and in the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017). Solo exhibitions have been dedicated to her at the following institutions, among others: Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome (2014); Velan Center, Turin; La Fabrica, Madrid (2010); Le Magasin, Grenoble (2005); Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2004); S.M.A.K., Gent (2002). Her works are represented in important art collections, such as the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, S.M.A.K, Gent, the Goetz Collection, Munich or the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.