New site specific installation in a sea container that has seen 7 seas for 40 years. I transformed the container into a migration vessel where you experience the journey of Stockholm’s main water way from the lake Malaren to the Baltic Sea in a day/night cycle. A virtual water lock that follows a non-linear path through different layers of time that connects the city’s temporary urban spaces with its natural and technological processes.
During my residency at Bibliotek-a I will research how I can create audiovisual sensory experiences that reflect on urban landscapes that are in constant transformation. I depart from the framework of my project Symbiotic Spaces: initially a site-specific installation for the Bellamy Neighbourhood in Amsterdam, an environment that was constantly changing due to renovation and construction work.
These ideas extend to the Stockholm region, particularly to the areas of Frihamnen, Vartahamnen, Norra Djurgårdstaden, Loudden and Hjorthagen, that are undergoing a similar transformation on a larger scale: a living entity where landscapes shift in time and space due to gentrification, rapid city growth and development, while its cultural legacy is given to artists to operate. These areas provide a collection of different conscious and unconscious stimuli, memory and reactions to the various life forms that inhabit them.
The result of the residency and artistic research will be a small work-in-progress exhibition reflecting on the history and the future of these environments through a study of the dynamics between the natural and the urban, the human and the non-human.
Curated by Sona Stepanyan
With the generous support of Stroom Den Haag and the Mondriaan Foundation
For the past months I’ve been working on a synthesizer for children to interact with a complex system through sound and image in collaboration with Max Frimout. The work is commissioned by Cinekid and MU Hybrid Arthouse and will have its premiere at the Cinekid Festival !
This Saturday I’m joining a panel discussion about the Material and Immaterial Aspects of Sound together with Mint Park and Sebastien Robert. The event is part of the ArtScience Manic Saturdays at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague.
Luuk Heezen interviewed me in my studio for the podcast Kunst is Lang from Mister Motley Magazine. We discussed past, present and future works. Including a sneak peak of the new Augmented Reality project I’m developing with Tetem. Explorations on physical virtual spaces, fluid systems and the question: how natural is nature?
Front Row takes you to iii workspace, where I’m based with my studio. During the event the audience gets to experience my work in progress from up close. We will discuss the Augmented Reality project I’m currently developing for Tetem and the relations between nature and technology.
For the virtual group exhibition confined.work of confined spaces I made a contribution with a 360 photo, soundscape and text reflecting on confinement. In this born-digital gallery, the visitor is invited into our homes within its current production site.
Participants are matched with a donation for Habitat Humanity, to those who don’t have a safe shelter.
The project is initiated by Batlabat, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk, Jonas Ersland, Post Neon and Arvid&Marie, presented with TAC Eindhoven and Art+Technology Society.