And Again Shifts / Och igen skiften is part of Sandström’s artistic research project Howe Across Reading – Performing the Past which is an investigation into the histories and languages of New England in the north east of USA and Västerbotten in the north of Sweden, with and through the writings of poet and literary scholar Susan Howe. The region’s colonial historical narratives, thick with impenetrable woods, biblical language and “new” land co-resonate in a variety of ways. The project looks at, and listens to, how sounds, times and spaces are generated in ongoing translation and trans-historical reading and writing across geographies, religions, and literatures. Howe’s texts are here a condition for searching, a means to navigate within archives, narratives, language based time-space.
The exhibition presents, amplifies and scrutinizes selected areas within the research process. And Again Shifts / Och igen skiften is a place and time for heading deeper into specifics, for formulating this particular in-the-midst-of and for continued reading and writing