Second Origin – Two films about places

Emanuel Almborg & Jeff Kinkle


An eternal present. The past eradicated, the future unimaginable. We’ve wandered for years trying to see some sign of something else. Nothing in particular, just something else. We could likely be here an eternity and still not have the slightest inkling.
Still, the signs are perhaps there. One of us once heard that a museum’s archive somewhere had a book about it.
Maybe a street sign has some significance.

In the exhibition Second Origin – Two films about places collaborative works by Emanuel Almborg and Jeff Kinkle are presented. Their film Bergwell (2008) will be shown for the first time in Sweden, together with The Second City (2004).

Since 2003 artist Almborg and theorist Kinkle have been cooperating in various forms and projects. In the fall of 2009 they founded the independent Stockholm-based art book publisher Andperseand together with the design studio Konst & Teknik.

Emanuel Almborg lives and works in London and Stockholm, currently in Stockholm. Almborg completed his BA in Fine art at Konstfack 2004 and his MFA in Fine art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2007. In April Almborg will be part of the group show Runaway Train at Bonniers Konsthall.

Jeff Kinkle is an independent theorist based in London. He has a BA in Politics from New York University, completed his MA in Critical and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2003 and is currently working towards a PhD at Goldsmiths College, London. Kinkle’s book Cartographies of the Absolute, co-written with philosopher Alberto Toscano, will be published by Zer0 Books in 2010.