Malin Bülow (SE)

Malin Bülow - En Caul (2021) photography Gert Jan van Rooij

Malin Bülow (b. Sweden, 1979, lives and works in Oslo) mixes performance art and installation. In her elastic, contemporary works, she uses dancers clad head to toe in Lycra body stockings to create tension and movement throughout the designated space.

Specially for Brief Encounters, she conceived the work En Caul (birth inside an intact amniotic sac). “The installation I am planning for Brief Encounters is a textile wall, consisting of two sides made up of semi-transparent elastic Lycra attached to a stainless-steel skeleton that runs along one of the long avenues of beech trees. In cooperation with a number of dancers, I want to create a borderless zone where inside and outside merge and where the mutual porous membrane structure seems to dissolve as the performers press their bodies – skin, limbs, extremities and facial features – against the membrane in acts meant to create an overall meditative elongated landscape."

En Caul was made possible with extra financial support of the Norwegian Embassy in The Hague.