Maskinhuset in Grängesberg, Sweden 2018
Maj is an exhibition based on Maj Hirdman, the daughter of a miner, who became involved in socialism and the workers´ movement. Her writing became a confessional document of everyday life in Dalarna during the Swedish industrial period. It depicts the personal stories of the local families ranging from the miners to the society ladies and politicians.
An international group of artists have taken inspiration from her works to produce a new body of sound and video installations. They’ve chosen to use sound due to its capacity to evoke memory. The sounds, played through speakers and headphones, magnify the inherent beauty of the Machine House offering us a view into its history.