b. 1970, Gothenburg, SE. Lives and works between Stockholm, SE and Addis Abeba, ET
Cherinet works primarily with video installation, characterised by a mode of storytelling that uses film improvisation to probe perceptions of abstract notions. Her work is rich with references to the cities she lives in and the people she meets, often focusing on the human body, its affective life, social life and political functions.
For the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement, Loulou Cherinet proposes Axis, a film project linked to the concept of kinetic energy and the sensation that time, the direction of time, has changed due to the accelerating scale and complexity of memory technologies, digital infrastructures and more-than-human societies. Her film is a spatial montage of moving images constructed in the actual room inside which it is installed. The work draws from Cherinet’s continuously expanding archive of video, audio, found photographs and stock footage. The project’s form insists upon the present as the primary category of human experience and will fixate its origin at Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement.