Architecture and the use of space is both a response to our surroundings and a cultural construct, it gives shelter and transcends time connecting the present with our historical path. Too often architecture is merely understood as an object - a building. But architecture is more importantly an on-going process, it changes over time, transforms as it is used and alters by shifting contexts. Architecture is something we perform.
— Tor Lindstrand




tor lindstrand | balgo

About the artist

Tor Lindstrand (Stockholm) is an Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-A) and an architect. His practice oscillates between architecture, art and performance, in numerous cultural contexts with projects presented in institutions including, the TATE Liverpool, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Steirischer Herbst, the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Van Abbe Museum, VOLTA Basel, Performa New York, Royal Dramatic Theatre Copenhagen, NAI Rotterdam, Swedish Architecture Museum, Tensta Art centre, Botkyrka Art centre, and Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Together with choreographer Marten Spangberg he initiated International Festival, an organisation working within context specific projects spanning from buildings, publications, films, installations, public interventions and situations. In 2010 he founded Economy together with art director Jessica Watson-Galbraith, a practice dedicated to working in architecture, art, education and performance.

About the host partner

Warlayirti Artists is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous art centres, whose artists have a reputation for producing uniquely individual and vibrant artworks. Located in Balgo Community, on the edge of the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts in northern Western Australia, Warlayirti Artists, represents more than 200 artists across the three communities in the Kutjungka region – Kururrungku (Billiluna), Mulan, and Wirrimanu (Balgo).