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Daniel de Paula (b. 1987, Brazilian) reflects upon the production of space as the reproduction of dominant abstract ideologies such as capital, property, labor, and value. Daniel holds a BFA in visual art from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo and also studied astrophysics and human geography. The artist and researcher has had solo exhibitions at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, BR (2023), LABOR Gallery, MX (2023), Galleria Francesca Minini, IT (2020), and Kunsthal Gent, BE (2019), and took part in group exhibitions such as the Biennale de Lyon, FR, São Paulo Bienal, BR, among others.

Foto: Hans-Olof Utsi

Combustion / production, 2024

Combustion / production is a new site-specific work for the city centre of Kiruna. For the artwork, the artist has fused together three metals. One of the metals comes from Sweden's largest iron ore mine, operated by the state-owned mining company LKAB in Kiruna. The other metal comes from the clock pointers of the clock tower of Kiruna’s first City Hall Igloo, which has been displaced and installed in the town’s new city centre. The third metal consists of recycled material from incinerators in Swedish crematoriums, which are typically repurposed to become new metal objects, with the surplus from sales going to the Swedish Inheritance Fund (Allmänna Arvsfonden). These three metals have been melted together and cast into paving stones, and will become a part of Kiruna's public urban space when the work is installed at the end of Luleåbiennalen 2024.

With support from

The project I Händelsernas Centrum is co-funded by the European Union and is supported by the Swedish Board of Agriculture, Leader Tornedalen, LKAB and Kiruna Municipality.

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