Morning Session: Linda Lamignan
On October 15, 2020, artist and performer Linda Lamignan participated in Art Hub’s program Morning Session.
Born and raised in both Nigeria and Norway, Linda Lamignan is occupied by challenging their colonialist histories and the lines between culture, nature, technology, gender, and sexuality. Examining the power relations between the oil industries of Nigeria and Norway, Lamignan looks to the extraction of resources and economic growth, which stands side by side with the suppression of both humans, animals, and nature.
At this Morning Session, Lamignan will also introduce their alter ego, Linda Lazer, who will express those very personal and tough emotions of being divided between different cultures and categories: pain, strength, frustration, and transformation.
The conversation was moderated by Nina Cramer, and Arnold Foyen-Tetga performed. This video is in Danish.
ABOUT LINDA LAMIGNAN
Linda Lamignan is a Copenhagen based visual artist, working between Denmark, Norway and Ghana. They received their MFA degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2019, and their work have been shown in Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Queens Museum and Kunsthal Aarhus.
Through video, music, objects and performance, they explore what lies in the spaces in between different cultures, genders and sexualities. In an attempt to erase the lines between culture, nature and technology, Lamignan seeks out to envision new alternative states. Over the past year they have entered a collaboration with their alter ego Linda Lazer, an afrofuturistic sound and performance artist whose work conveys the emotions about being the other, being alien, about the experience of floating in the middle ground between several worlds.