In 1995 I was spending a half year lonely on the countryside. A left over house from my grandma with lots of the original 40’s furniture, and a piano out of tune.Heavily inspired by Stockhausen, Zen, John Cage, Morton Feldman and Jazz, I studied the timbre and spatial-ness of the sounds from this old piano. All recorded by improper lo-fi equipment to an old reel Tandberg (with valves) and a dynamic microphone made for signing. Some strings in the piano were also prepared.
a summer day, Salsbro, 1995. photo: Tomas Nygren
At this house we spent many summer holidays, maybe the best summer experiences in my childhood.
This is the second episode of the total 3 tracks recorded from these sessions.
my brother Stefan Nygren standing inside one of the closest hay barns (1993)
photo: Tomas Nygren
Paper with numbers from the art piece “Registered numbers..”, English and Arabic translation
Papers with text from the art piece “Registered numbers..”, English and Arabic translation
Chairs and tables with cloths
Notebooks and pens
LED Alarm clocks
exhibited at: Blunk Gallery, Trondheim, 2003
This piece contains an art piece I did in year 2000, “Registered numbers..”. In 2001 I showed this piece within in a show called: “All the Times.. + grejs”. The show was connecting the numbers with the present global political climate and frustration for the violence of our time, the time it was shown the US bombing was as its peak in Afghanistan after the WTC terror attack.
This show has similar connections to this connection in the way of linking the numbers into the social and cultural spheres. I fond it a splendid opportunity for again getting back to the core of numbers. Our Arabic number system is something we do have in a straight way common with cultures of the middle east, and mostly people tend to forget about it. Through the blindness of our present consciousness the number could open some way of grasping higher realities and meanings.
Drawings and paintings from children (3-7 years)
Drawings and paintings from elderly people (75-90 years)
Ultraviolet flourecent light Daylight flourecent light
Coloured flourecent light Two video sequences Improvised piano sound
exhibited at: Tapper-Popermajer Gallery , Malmö (2002), commissioned work
Children in action, two days before the opening.
“…There is a trivial sense in which everything is at least potentially conscious.
Any particle can convert to a photon which can undergo photosynthesis and get
incorporated into, say, a lettuce leaf, and up in my brain, which I know is conscious.
So even if we don’t obviously live in a world in which everything is conscious,
we live in a world where everything is potentially conscious… ”
Liane Gabora, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 9, No. 8, 2002, pp. 3-29
Installation spaces: Room 1: Daylight – Children’s paintings and bright flourecent light (will contain some UV-radiation) Room 2: Yellow – Two videos and sound from a piano improvisation in a yellow room Room 3: UV light – Eldery’s paintings and UV-flourecent light
Children paints before the exhibit
Video still image from computer animated video using AL algorithms with a Sun in it. (Re-cycled from the video work “The Replicator” (2000))
Audio except from the improvised piano
Video still image from a robot making typical robot movements with a paper sun
Painting by Woman around 85 years old
Painting by Woman around 92 years old
Paintings and table
Exhibition infosheets (visitors introduction to the piece)
English, pdf >>>>>>>
Swedish, pdf >>>>>>>
Regional TV4 video clip
Special thanks to: All at Björkhagen’s day nursery! Kryddgården, Malmö City Geriatric Care All other participants, old as young ABB University, Robot Training Centre, Västerås, Sweden Robot Support/Direction: Wibeke Hansson, Robot Support/Assistance: Irene Wilhelmson Applied Robot Programming: Mikael Aineskog Emil Welin, Philips Light, Sweden
arrangement with: Poster and a newspaper with a teared off stripe, text on wall + Lectures with OH-presentation
exhibited at: Gallery Mejan, Stockholm, July 2002
Swedish daily newspaper, (DN, Dagens Nyheter) with a teared off upper stripe of one ad-page for children clothing revealing the the article below.The text from the below article: “The New Sex Trade” (header) “No kisses, just straight sex” (the big quote)
Vision-Logic This exhibit provided the public to the orientation with the Integral model/thinking/perspective.
Two lectures were performed with the exhibit
Texts available during the exhibition:
Pdp with the same text as the poster on the wall, English >>>>>>>
The Poster on the wall, Swedish version >>>>>>>
Introduction to the piece, Swedish version >>>>>>>>