Nina Canell
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Nina Canell works with everyday man made objects to create assemblages that ascribe to them a new function and status. Often incorporating audio-visual elements Canells work produces new associations and hierarchies between discrete objects. - Sally O'Reilly - Frieze Magazine, Issue 98

Canell's video installation We Lost Wind depicts a saxophone player deep in a Swedish forest. The lone musician, wrapped-up against the winter cold has his saxophone buried - almost surgically grafted - into the cavity of a dead, hollow tree. The occasional blasts of the instrument, which irregularly puncture the otherwise peaceful ambient near-silence of the work, use the hollow tree as a resonator to broadcast the naturally amplified plaintive sound throughout the forest.