Pernilla Ljungkvist, Sweden

born 1981, lives and works in Gothenburg.

A self-proclaimed mission of enlightening the masses follows as a blurry line along the work of Pernilla Ljungkvist. What it is we should be enlightened about does not appear clearly though it all seems to leave a trace of anxiety ?I think of my performances as a sort of itch in peoples eyes, in their stomachs, and myself as a pointer in what I believe to be the right direction. Im looking for the beauty in being afraid and that feeling of awkwardness that leaves you gasping for air. Maybe it can be summed up as an embracement of all the things you usually push away.She works mostly with performance along with sound, text and video, and her performances often leaves a trace, an installation, of what just happened as a reminder to continue whatever that might have started.