Elin Wikström’s art practice deals with being subjected to “constructed situations” and has the format of interactions with various audiences and interventions in different spaces and contexts. Her works can go on for an hour, a day, a week, a month or several years and the work process is often participatory-driven. Working in this format is an attempt to question norms, values and logics for how one speaks, thinks and acts and to trigger reflections on current social, political, environmental and cultural issues. The reasons behind developing such methods has been to try representing individuals and groups as active subjects able to critically question and change their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Wikström has recently made projects for: Contexts, Paris, France, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden, Center of Contemporary Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia, Emscherkust 2013, Essen, Germany (www.emscherkunst.de) and PALS festval 2014, Stockholm, Sweden (www.palsfestival.se).