Born in 1990 in Småland, Sweden, Amanda Selinder is a fiber artist and natural dyer living and working in Stockholm/Göteborg. She received her education at HDK, the Academy of Design and Crafts in Göteborg and at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
"With the point of departure in natural dyeing, I examine various types of fermentation processes, cultures of microorganism and the manner in which my body affects and participates with them, over time. What drives my work forward is a fascination and curiosity for the non-human bodies that the human bodies live in symbiosis with. How do we communicate with the creatures that form such a crucial part of us? 
In my performances I’m questioning if our body really ends at the skin. Is my body just an extension of the bacterial culture? What happens if we change our perspective into a post-humanistic point of view where the boundaries between nature/culture, mind/body, human/animal fusions together? What happens if we stop thinking the world circulates around the human species and confesses the essential of other body’s existence?

In my artistic research it’s important to get to know the materials that I’m working with. It’s important to spend time with them and trying to understand how they are changing over time and why. How do they smell, taste and feel like? There are so many living processes going on everywhere in and around me; but I can’t see them because of the limitations of my senses. To grow large-scale bacterial cultures and starting large-scale fermentation vats therefore feels vital for understanding the power of other bodies. A lot of my work is about to visualizing what we normally don’t see or think about but is crucial for the human existence. Getting to know these living processes has been significant when it comes to questioning my own bias of what it really means to live as a human being on earth today"

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