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Nina Canell (b. 1979) connects material objects with immaterial forces, such as light, gravity, or the atmosphere, so that the initial object is transformed. The key lies in the interaction of the parts, as in her Shedding Sheaths series.

Her works are often made of cheap or discarded elements like electric wires, fluorescent lights, nails, chewing gum, strings, wood, or optical fiber found by the sea.

Canell occasionally works in collaboration with artist Robin Watkins (b. 1980). For both artists, films and music are not merely visual and acoustic phenomena, but also physical electromagnetic catalysts of imagery and transformative agents.