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Solo exhibition at Klippans Konsthall in October

Welcome to my solo exhibition at Klippans Konsthall, Saturday October 14 – Sunday November 19!

The title of the exhibition is “Kura skymning”, in English “Huddle in the dusk”. It will show a number of art works, mainly light installations, which change with the day and night light. Please come and visit first in day light and then later during the darker hours! It is also possible to stay over a period of time to experience the changes of light within the works.

Opening hours Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 am-7 pm, Wednesday 10 am-4 pm, Saturday 10 am-1 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm. Welcome!

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“Vessel of Reflection” at HX Festival in Helsingborg

Welcome to visit my work at Helsingborgs Konstförening’s exhibition at HX Helsingborg City Festival! On the 3rd of August, my art installation Vessel of Reflection will be exhibited in the space of Helsingborgs Konstförening.

Refractions

Type of work: Contravision print installed onto a double glass door at Northwood Eduecare Centre in Port Elizabeth

Size: 160 x 118 cm

Content:

Refractions is a digital photography of a light refraction made with a torch and a DVD onto a white wall indoors. The photo is then digitally reworked into a pattern for a contravision print, produced for and installed onto a double glass door at Northwood Eduecare Centre which is a children’s hospice in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The installation of the contravision print has the function of a blind: making it impossible from the outside to see through the windows, at the same time letting full day light through and keeping the view intact from inside the room.

Documentary photos: Ruth Nesbit

 

From the outside:

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From the inside:

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Speaker at TAVA16 Light Conference in Tartu, Estonia in October 2016

TAVA16 Light Festival will be held during one month in Tartu, Estonia. As one of the main speakers, my art work together with that of other inspiring light artists will be shown at the Light Conference which will take place on the 21st of October.

More info from the Tartu Valgus website: “The festival will be opened to the public on Friday, 21 October 2016 and the opening events will run the entire weekend till 23 October. In addition, there is a sideprogram featuring different activities and events (e.g. theatre to cinema, concerts, everything that has to do with light, activities based on citizen initiatives, etc.) lasting from 13 October to 13 November 2016.”

Cheapart Art Fair, Thessaloniki, September 10-18

On the 10th of September is the opening of CHEAPART Art Fair in Thessaloniki, Greece, where a series of 12 images titled “Blister squares” will be on display. Opening on Saturday the 10th of September and running for a week unto the 18th.

Sketching competition @ Öland’s folkhighschool in Sweden

Participating as 1 of 4 chosen artists for the sketching competition of 2 artistic commissions to be installed in the dining area of the Öland’s Folkhighschool, including the Art school of Öland. Hand-in date of proposals is at the end of June, 2016, and we may know the winning proposal already in the beginning of July.

 

Multipel exhibition @ Gallery Ping-Pong in Malmoe, June 1st – 13th

The digital print of the photography “Remedy for a Tree” is part of the group exhibition of Mediaverkstaden and some of its member artists which is on display 1st – 13th of June 2016 at Gallery Ping-Pong in Malmoe.

Exhibition at wip konsthall in Årsta, Stockholm

Between 21st – 29th of November, Blister Sisters have their exhibition “Recollection: Patchworkers” on display at wip konsthall in Årstaberg in Stockholm. All the art works that were shown in molekyl gallery in Malmö are here, as well as a new large site-specific day light installation with the title Patterns.

Breaths in Glass

Type of work: Installation of 35 individually blown glass bubbles

Size: Each bubble has a diameter of 7 – 15 cm

Content: Within our collaborational project Breaths, artist Solveig Lindgren Inderbitzin and I made a new branch: Breaths in glass, together with Incendi glasblåseri and its owners, the glass artists Helena Dunér och Espen Jensen, in the small village of Höör in Skåne in the south of Sweden. Together, we invited two local 4th grade classes and a group of adolescent refugees, who blew glass spheres with us. Every participant made one bubble each, which continues to bear the form and traces of their breath. Thus each bubble has a personality of its own in all its imperfection, together forming an ephemeral cloud.

35 of the bubbles stayed intact through-out the cooling process and were installed from the ceiling at the library of Höör. They were shown together with a monter with the remnants of the cracked spheres and a photo presentation of the glass-blowing activities.

I and artist Solveig Lindgren Inderbitzin activated Breaths in Glass as a continuation of our installation series “Breaths” for the art festival Bästa Biennalen in October 2015, which was arranged by Moderna Museet Malmö.

 

Installation at Höör Library – photos by Lennart Bengtsson (including the one above):

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Interactive art work in progress – photos by Anna Bokström:

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Photo during the opening at the library: Joanna Thede

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Dold konst / Hidden Art

2015, October 17 – Tivoliparken / Sjöcronas park, Höganäs
“Dold konst / Hidden Art”, Art in the Park, a major public exhibition with 140 international artists has now moved from Slottsparken in Malmö to Tivoliparken / Sjöcronas park in Höganäs, Sweden. The opening is at 1 pm / kl 13. Welcome!

Beepositive Light Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania

I participated in the Light Festival Beepositive by Beepart on the 10th of October 2015 with two light installations: Kura skymning och Vessel of Reflection.

Light Installations at Höörs cultural night September 18th

On the 18th of September, it was time for Höörs kulturnatt where the light installations “Vessel of Reflection” and the newly made “Kura skymning” (Huddle in the Dusk) were shown.

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“Dold konst / Hidden Art”, Art in the Park, a major public exhibition with 140 international artists is shown at Slottsparken in Malmö, Sweden. The exhibition will then move on to Höganäs in October.

Recollections – exhibition at Molekyl Gallery, May 8th

Recollections – Blister Sisters will have our first exhibition at Molekyl Gallery in Malmö, opening on the 8th of May. The exhibition is prolongued until the 6th of June. A performance will be held at 2 pm the same day.
More info at Molekyl galleri.

 

Sketching Competition for Public Commission in Borås, Sweden

In November 2014, the sketching competition against 4 art colleagues started for the round-about of Skaraborgsvägen in Borås, Sweden. In January 2015, the result of the competition will be announced.

Earthstar, Johannelund by Catrin Andersson

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On the 28th of November, there is an inauguration of the public commission Earthstar in Johannelund, Stockholm by artist Catrin Andersson. These outdoor geometric sculptures began with a workshop where I had the opportunity to dig out parts of the ground areas with kids from several daycare centers nearby. Photos of the process can be seen scrolling down the link on the webpage in Swedish konstiparken.wordpress.com/tidsplan/

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Råå Kallbadhus – Front Gate

The front gate of Rååbadarna’s open-air swimming-baths was inaugurated in relation to the refurbished Batteritorget in Helsingborg on the 30th of August, 2014.

The gate is designed in collaboration with Architect SAR/MSA Inger Thede. The figure shows the form of the stream through Råå as it were around the year of 1800. The material is perforated metal, powder-lacquered in a dark grey-blueish tone, and is made with the help of Sånna Smide in Kvidinge.
During the night time, there is a silhouette of light tracing the left side of the figure. Strings of LED lights between the perforated metal and the figure are installed by Råå Elektriska.

 

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More images in day light:

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Group exhibition: “Ene eller anden side” – Artist Run Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark

May 9-24, 2014: Group Exhibition “Ene eller anden side / Ena eller andra sidan” (One or the other side) at Gallery OK Corral in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the festival Artist Run during the weekend May 9-11. The exhibition includes the 4th stop of the collaborative project Breaths with artist Solveig Lindgren Inderbitzin.
Co-exhibiting artists are Clara J:son Borg (SE), Arngrímur Borgþórsson (IS), Elias Björn (SE), Maja Gade Christensen (DK), Jonas Palm (DK), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (DK).

Here is an article in Kunsten.nu about the exhibition.

Light in the City in Tartu, Estonia

May 7-9, 2014: Portfolio showing at the conference on Nordic Light in Tartu, Estonia. Particpants are among others Lighting artists in the Public Space from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Iceland.

Opening “Decade”, group exhibition @ Glasgow Project Room, Scotland

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Opening on Saturday February 22nd between 6-9 pm. Open one day only on Sunday 23rd 12 am – 5 pm.

Welcome to Glasgow Project Room in Glasgow!

 

Opening @ Form/Design Center in Malmö, December 7th

Opening multipel.nu, group exhibition at Form/Design Center in Malmö on Saturday the 7th of December, 12 am – 5 pm.

Welcome!

Talk @ Malmö University, November 27th

On Wednesday the 27th of November, I will hold a talk about my art courses for schools and hospitals for the public as well as the teacher’s programme at Malmö University. More information is found in Swedish at Bildämnets dag.

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Serpent’s Tale

September 2013 marked the deadline in a parallel sketching competition for the Night Entry at Nya Karolinska Solna – the vast building area for a new hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, where I was one of two light artists participating. The initial image is from the sketching material: a life-size prototype showing one of three different light functions with its LED light string lit up inside.
Underneath is an image of the possible mirror effects in the material, which is made out of plexiglass that has a foil on one side making it seem to change both colour, light and mirroring effects due to by which kind of light the material is affected. The material also has different structures on one side, one with smaller pyramid forms and one with honeycombs. The mirror effect underneath is due to the prototype being in shade, reflecting the surroundings in direct light in the material.

The commission was won by David Svensson.

 

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Here the prototype is placed in direct light, which makes the more transparent nature of the plexiglass thread forward.

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Underneath is an image of the reflections given by the prototype when direct light bounces off the material surfaces onto a shaded wall.

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Artotekare

During 2013, I run the project Artotekare for Region Skåne (the municipality of Skane) which includes activating the lending of art works in the various art libraries – Artoteken – to the separate hospital rooms for children and youngsters. The activity takes place in the children’s and youth wards at the University Hospitals in Helsingborg, Kristianstad, Lund and Malmö within the Region Skåne in the South of Sweden.

The project also includes creative workshops with the patients and their families. In these workshops, my art piece “Vessel of Reflection” – part of Artoteket – is shown as inspiration for the patients to make their own mobiles out of CD:s.

The image shows a mobile of a CD made by a patient.

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Ljusur (Light Dial)

Light Dial is a collaboration project made in Stockholm during 2012- 2013. A series of site-specific light installation were developed in four private homes belonging to people previously unknown. The photo above is from the Light Dial Enebyberg at night, taken by Ulrika Hektor 2013.

The aim of the Light Dials has been to research possibilities to rediscover former and develop new experiences of time through using changing day and night light instead of schedules and digits.

Ljusur i dialog (Light Dial in Dialogue) has its own web site (only in Swedish). Please visit ljusur.se for more information and images.

 

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In Enebyberg, in the northern area of Stockholm, a giant sundial was built partly from a branch from an apple tree, which was coated in different blue colours together with engaged family members of the household and placed outside the main window of their living room. Indoors, the window was clothed in a plastic material made out of minuscule circular tubes, which reflected direct sun light by day as well as an artificial LED light string (programmable iColor Flex IMX) by night.

The project has received funding from the Foundation of Innovative Culture, which serves under the department of Culture in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

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The opening brought stunning sun light and interesting discussions with a lot of nice people; friends and neighbours of the persons in the household.

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