Malin and Tor: Two architects in conversation.


33 min16 sec, HD video, color, stereo sound, 16:9, 2011, English spoken


Synopsis: In March 2011 a discussion was conducted between Malin Zimm and Tor Lindstrand, during Arkitekturemuseet Live at Architekturmuseet Stockholm. The discussion unfolds in two parts: Part I: On spectacle, speculation and other spec-words. Part II: On clothes, choirs and hidden desires. The physical location where the discussion took place was filmed ten days later, during the preparation works for the staging of the next exhibition at Architekturmuseet.


Both P like Politics, P like Parrots and Malin and Tor: Two architects in conversation, invite the viewer to take a close, almost voyeuristic look at the possible intersections between spectacle and speculation, paid or unpaid labour, amateurs and professionals. Inspired by the social phenomenon of choirs in Scandinavia, the two videos are interrelated, though not explicitly. In both works, I visit and closely observe two spaces that take on meaning precisely through their extended and careful observation. The moving images serve as a pleasure to the eye, but also as a decoy, a trap that directs the viewer towards the audio information. In the space between these two films, speech varies from the intelligible to the imperceptible. Language ranges from a rational tool for understanding and communicating to a tool for expression and entertainment; creating music, enjoying, having fun.