String of Pearls - Thames festival, London 2000
Afghanistan - Konst Scenario, Stockholm 2003
Bush Loves - Kägelbanen, Stockholm 2005
Free Will - Teater Scenario, Stockholm 2005
Outing - Konst Scenario, Stockholm 2007
Outing - Pride Park, Stockholm, 2008
Boxed in, Boxed Out - Konst Scenario, Stockholm 2009
Summerholiday - ID:I galleri, Stockholm, 2017
I look at my life and wonder if I survived - Das Esszimmer, Bonn, 2018
Behind the Door - Space52, Athens, 2019
We are your friends - ID:I galleri, Stockholm, 2019
Last Words - ID:I galleri, Stockholm, 2020
Coming from a audio-visual background Tim Claxton’s work often focuses on the dark beauty of the dirty, the derelict and the spoiled.
Feelings of absence, of memory and of former lives often pervade. A sense of threat! Traces of people and society are extant but rarely take centre stage. More, it is what is left, in abstract forms, which shapes an atmosphere - a feeling.
Below is the short video, “I look at my life and wonder if I survived”, created from material filmed in research trips to former Soviet States. This work specifically was filmed at a former Soviet forced-labour camp. It is a companion piece to a longer film currently in production.
I look at my life and wonder if I survived