tunnel vision // tunnel:vision // tunnelvision // ˈtʌn(ə)l vision

Tysta Marigången is a sensory threshold, a liminal passage between states of mind; a place and a non-place. It is a walk-through passage located in the center of Stockholm, and yet barely used and unknown to most. What is this tunnel’s purpose? Has it been here all this time? Will it still be here in the future? Where will I end up if I enter? Through passages, cities create ways of going out and coming back in. ‘Tunnel Vision’ serves as a portal into a different way of understanding public space and our role in it, a different state of Stockholm. Here, the hidden struggles, the bubbling tensions of the city are brought to the surface. The tunnel is both cold and quiet, but it can also be loud with hopes, disappointments, and the echoes of passing cyclists.

For the Nobel Week Lights, we invite visitors to Tysta Marigången - to witness the contradictions, ask questions and experience the multiplicity of this space. Through multimedia works, light sculptures, performances, sound installations, ‘Tunnel Vision’ invites you to explore artworks inspired by the Anthropocene, friendship, loneliness, borders, and the power of poetry.

behind the trees, iron

gates of the private houses,

the shuttered rooms

somehow deserted, abandoned,

as though it were the artist’s

duty to create

hope, but out of what? what?

- “October” by Louise Glück, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2020

This website accompanies Tunnel Vision, an exhibition shown in Tysta Marigången between 4 – 12 December 2021. The project is a collaboration between curating students at Stockholm University and art students at the Royal Institute of Art and is presented as part of Nobel Week Lights.

Tysta Marigången is a passageway located in the center of Stockholm, near T-Centralen. Spanning the distance between Tegelbacken and S:ta Clara.

Artists: Theres K Agdler, Akay & Olabo, Christine Dahl Helweg-Larsen, Astrid Eriksson, Sara Ekholm Eriksson, Charlotte Landelius, Linnea Lindberg, Mehregan Meysami, tm, Lior Nønne Malue Hansen, Manos Saklas, Aske Thiberg

Curators: Joel Albinsson, Hanna Bargheer, Yul Cho, Jeanette Gunnarsson, Victoria McCarthy, Katinka Saarnak, Ifra Shariq, Johanna Rüskamp, Katrine Østergaard

Supervising professor KKH: Lina Selander