Valand 2021

HDK-Valand – Vanishing Points

Degree Exhibition with Bachelor and Master Programme in Photography at HDK-Valand

This year’s degree show from the programs in Photography at HDK-Valand takes place at Röda Sten Konsthall in Goteborg. Students from the bachelor and master are presenting their works through various methods such as photography, film, installations, CGI, text, books, and crafts, among others.

In the construction of perspective, the vanishing point is usually considered to be the point where parallel lines meet and form the illusion of three-dimensional space. Beyond the vanishing point, our sight ceases, and we are reminded that perspective makes our eye, the center of the visible world. In the construction of this exhibition, the artists are moving along different lines to renegotiate what we might imagine as the visible word.

With a foundation in the photographic medium, the artists are testing technological, historical, and theoretical aspects to expand the horizons of photography. The artworks in this show might help us to reimagine the points that make up our collective and individual experiences and memories. As these points move from the present to the past, many tend to fade and disappear. The artist in this exhibition has reflected on the present and revisited the past to reconnect the dots so that we might see an outline that forms other possible worlds.

Photo: Ingvild Davidsen 


Opening program

Director of Röda Sten Konsthall Mia Christersdotter Norman welcomes you, digital walk-through of the exhibition, speech to MFA students by Professor Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolffand speech to BFA students by Senior Lecturer Nina Mangalanayagam.




In MEETINGS, two students meet to talk about their works and process with the exhibition Vanishing Points at Röda Stens Konsthall April 24 - May 16, 2021. Throughout the past year, HDK-Valand had to switch to distance learning and even though the exhibition Vanishing Points could be realized as a physical exhibition in Gothenburg, all programs connected with the exhibition are digital. In MEETINGS, students' conversations are conducted through their computers, which also reflects the prevailing situation they have in their school environment. The students have been able to choose which language they wanted to use in the conversation.

Part 1

Fia Linnéa meets Emelie Doepel and Sofia Sandqvist Marjanen, the conversation is in Swedish.


Photo: Mia Rogersdotter Gran


Part 2

Armand Tamboly and Mia Rogersdotter Gran, the conversation is in English.

VanishingPoints · MEETINGS II - Armand Tamboly and Mia Rogersdotter Gran (english, 22 min)

Photo: Mia Rogersdotter Gran



Artist Talk