Pål Bylund

Selected works (2007-2015) and updates.

Recent, upcoming events or other things:

January 21, 2015

A textile work collaboration between myself and Jens Strandberg on display in the Pop-Up store at Pro Artibus inofficiella hemslöjdsförening, Ekenäs, Finland.

The piece and the ongoing work of combining cloth and paint is guided and illuminated by the sentence “The borders defeated us. And our skin worked as ghosts, trying to live.” and inspired by the home and people who, for various reasons stay at home.

See some documentation of the store here.

February 18, 2013

The Swedish Dance History vol. 4 (book) has a release on Friday the 22nd February at Nya Kontoret in Stockholm.

The Swedish Dance History is a compilation of texts and images mostly, but not necessarily, related to dance and choreography. The history of dance is initiated through dance, but it is writers that fasten it and its readers that secure it. The Swedish Dance History is dance’s claim on its own history, a history created and authorized by us who create dance and choreography. The Swedish Dance History is a collective effort to realize this history and ultimately to claim the right to our future.

The writing group the Ventilators, whom I’m take part in, contributes to the anthology with a collectively written text entitled “The Gun”.

Show more updates.

February 11, 2013

I’m taking part in the Course Course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. The course is a series of practical critiques of various art educational formats initiated by Toby Lynas, who is a student at the school.

As my contribution to the course, I have been conducting studio visits with students at my former school. These studio visits are an opportunity for students (and for me) to discuss their art practice with someone, but also to spark a discussion about what studio visits are, what they could be, and what they should never end up being.

These visits are briefly documented here.

September 10, 2012

I’m teaching a course about documentary practices at Gävle Konstskola in October, together with Stina Östberg and Johannes Samuelsson.

We will talk about different aspects of a documentary working process and my part of the course will emphasis on the sorting phase of an activity.

This will be the first installment of a total of two teaching opportunities this fall. The second one will take place at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, in December 2012. I will have a lecture there, which will feature yet another part of the work Floating Subjects.

March 8, 2012

Participated in “Soffan (the sofa)”, a 2-day discussion set up by Annika Drougge and Staffan Hjalmarsson on their livingroom sofa in Nacka outside of Stockholm.

The sofa is meant to be a space for internal and external discussions with recurring and/or invited participants.

Other participants than myself and the hosts, on this inaugural occasion was Jon Brunberg and Johan Malmström.

The project will eventually have a site here.

February 26, 2012

Participated in the Empy Room of Speculation, a game of speculation. Set up as a panel discussion to fictionalize our way inside of and around the future.

In a panel discussion situated in 2112, we asked ourselves, where did all this knowledge production get us? What was actually learnt, and what can we learn from it now in 2112?

The event was initiated by Jens Strandberg and Zoë Poluch. The other participants were: Toby Lynas, Stina Nyberg, Laurel Ptak and Uri Turkenich. The game was held at Konstfack in Stockholm.

Scroll down on this site for a bit more information and images

November 27, 2011

Opening a (so far) web-based project titled Fact-Checking Auction House Videos. And it’s pretty much what the title promises.

I’m working with the major auction house’s multimedia marketing as subject, and this is an installment in the ongoing project of utilizing fact-checking in an aesthetic discourse.

The idea is to continuously work with different videos and update the site as the project develops.

Watch the work on it’s webpage.