In society where different intertwined forms of power influence our beliefs about ourselves, each other and the world, fundamental human abilities such as seeing, hearing and speaking are today directly related to concepts such as power and value.
To do art and to work artistically is for me to create freedom of movement in body, mind and soul. I can visualize, angle and widen my perspectives and add new dimensions to sight and being. I can examine what is hiding behind and beyond the already articulated language.
Aesthetic experiences are important to society's self-understanding and development, and in my opinion, art carries the power to broaden perceptions of life, norms and human experiences.
Anna-Lena (born 1974) lives and works in Stockholm. As an artist she works mainly with audio, video and installation art. In her work she explores how medium, content and language is correlated to each other and how they create a significant meaning. She also explores how mediated communication can be perceived intuitive and with our senses.
Her working method is often direct, present and repetitive with an abstract expression that lies close to an every day life. Jaktlund has among other places shown her work at 61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, Syros International Film Festival, Greece, Västerås Konstmuseum, Zita Folkets Bio, Tensta Konsthall, Konsthall C, Pannrummet, The Spanish Institute in Stockholm, Botkyrka Konsthall in Tumba, Tensta Träff in Tensta, Edsviks Konsthall East in Sollentuna and at Galleri Fisk in Bergen.