Pseudohyphae 2021

PSEUDOHYPHAE, 2021, Site specific installation/Performance, Gaby Berglund Cárdenas.
Photo/Edit: Bev Hayes. Location: rooftop of the 1450’s Sockerbrucket (KKV), Gothenburg, Sweden

For En-tropy 2021, a collective exhibition created for GIBCA Extended 2021, Cárdenas created a site specific installation as part of her performance Pseudohyphae.

The artist used the linen thread she had used in her forest installation Hyphae in 2020. She visualized an imaginary thread pulling the head to the heavens while performing a 20-minute standing meditation (Zhàn zhuāng 站樁/站桩), a practice she learned through years of studying tai chi. The intention is to keep a still position for the duration of the meditation. The work is a metaphor for our search for balance and grounding. Her antidote for dislocation, experienced when we are born in one place but live in another.