Living Room: Mia Salsjö

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze.

An artist sits at her round glass table, typing on a laptop. She wears a black top and glasses with dark hair. The table is covered in sheet music, as are the walls on either side of her.

Living Room Volume I by Nina Sanadze

Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze. Watch Volume I presented by Bus Projects here.

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Living Room Volume 1: Mia Salsjö, 15 July 2020  

Living Room is an ongoing series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze.

Each film presents a portrait of a Melbourne artist captured in their home studio and sometimes at their job too.

Recorded on a smartphone in between Covid lockdowns, the films blend domestic and political, private and public creating personal, insightful biographies of artists and living conditions of our time. 

Artist and composer Mia Salsjö orchestrates multi-disciplinary art projects, encompassing drawing, music composition, text, performance, video, and textile-based works.

Her practice is grounded in complex code-based systems. The systems are devised by Salsjö as a means of linking diverse media to an underlying linguistic system. It is through this process that Salsjö reflects on the elusive nature of communication – its potentialities, triumphs, failures, past, present, and future.

Salsjö's work has been performed and presented in many exhibitions, most recently Moving Pictures at LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Modes of Translation at the 13th Biennale de la Habana, Cuba 2019, and The Score at Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne in 2017.

Mia is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. 

To find out more about the artist checkout their website   or instagram .

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