Category Archives: Recent Works

Rearranged Movement on display at Handen 11 Dec 2010, Stockholm, Haninge

Rearranged Movement will on display at

Handen 11 Dec at “poseidon’s torg” and in the Haninge Konsthall (“Julsalong” exhibition)

frame for exposure will be around 12.00 – 17.00

People are always moving through spaces and levels of consciousness. In the city signs are telling You where to go and how to organize Yourself to others. We are often very well coordinated to meet the demands of the city. Both to make our movements fit economically in this environment and to keep up the feeling that we are free to make individual selections of directions in the city and life.

Movement takes time and effort and, therefore, it’s important to measure the shortest way between two places. That measurement is, however, often deformed by the shifting variables (physical or mental) for city travel.

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more about Rearranged Movement here

Rearranged Movement in St.Petersburg

Best in Show (2007) Norrby, Sala

four channel sound installation, photography and video + event

Norrby church (Sala)
exhibition project “Sjätte Sinnet” (Sixth Sense), Swedish Church


pair4_black_whiteLUntitled, photograph Digital I-Print placed in the organ

a Hidden Third Person
For this project I was interested to investigate the symbolism of the dove/pigeon used in the jewish/christian tradition. In many ways the dove can represent the silence and femine aspects of the Holy Spirit. The mother or something that balances the male/female duality. Its not hard to link the symbol to similar gods as the holy Maria and i.e. Isis
The dove as peaceful holy, fluffy inter- or hyper existence comes almost to its ubiquitous hiddenness.

Stereo mix down version (from 4 channels) of installation audio:


sixth_sense_pigeons_release2Pigeons released at the opening

If you breed a dove and it borns at one location it will always go back to this location. Is this the same with religion? If you are born into one religio cultural situation how easy is it to not return to its ethics and thinking?


Best_in_show_frame_movieStill frame from Video, Tibor Barcza and some of his awards.

In searching for breeders I found Tibor Barcza, living in Elsöv (Skåne). He breeds a special dove called Jacobin Pigeons and he has continued with this hobby for over 30 years. Tibor is a serious breeder and the difference between his hobby or as a profession is somewhat hard to distinguish.


organ2_pictInstallation detail, inside the organ


organ1_handInstallation detail, inside the organ

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Detail of installation

text available at the location, pdf >>>>>>>>

Project overall overview and setup of parameters scanned first 3 pages from the catalog >>>>>>>>>

«ПУШКИНСКАЯ-10» 2006

This entry is for Russian Users only!

“.. Инсталляция Томаса Нигрена «Изменяя движение. Rearranged movement»

Государственный центр современного искусства представляет инсталляцию шведского художника Томаса Нигрена «Изменяя движение. Rearranged movement» в рамках проекта «Field Studies/Полевые исследования: современное искусство из Финляндии и Скандинавии».

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Томас Нигрен исследует взаимосвязь психологического восприятия движения и реального перемещения в пространстве. Проходя одной и той же дорогой каждый день, мы обычно выбираем самый короткий путь. Но что мы при этом теряем?

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Jumping 097Photo: Marian Goulyaeva Gullimar

Томас Нигрен закончил Royal University College of Fine Art (Стокгольм), член EMS (Electronic Music Society, Швеция), участник фестиваля современного искусства New Perspectives (2002, Швеция) и многочисленных групповых и персональных выставок.

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При поддержке Федерального агентства по культуре и кинематографии РФ, Арт Центра Пушкинская 10, Информационного бюро Совета Министров Северных стран в Санкт-Петербурге, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Sleipnir. ..”


«ПУШКИНСКАЯ-10» 2006 

Entrance / Ingång (2006)

Wall construction of hay, clay, chalk and spruce pales
20 x 2,4 m

Realised for Wij Trädgårdar, Ockelbo, Project: “Konst och Trädgård”

Play
This piece started off from a series of curved wall sketches. The specific curved form was producing the effect of a closed space but open to the surroundings. The issue of hiding and the hiding-place as a start of childrens play and imaginations were important considerations but also the idea of entrance of a mental passage in time and memory. The form also materialised the philosophical cause and effect and the mystical arrow of time.

Memory
The smell from the hay, the temporary construction (with its material) and the inner space which opened up towards the peasant landscape made me think of memories and activities that belonged to my childhood. After a period a ruin-alike shape takes form (and the hay-smell has slightly changed).

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Early July: Exhibition visitors are walking into the field
photo: Yngve Gunnarsson.

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Late July: After a period the ruin-alike shape takes form, photo: Arbetarbladet

Activity
Remanings from grass and some hay was left on the ground when a circle was cutout with an old fashioned scythe to enhance the effects of some activity that had been interrupted. The form open as a scene of events was suitable for creating engagement into a sudden in-the-moment activity from the public i.e. a role play or story telling. The distant placement of the wall was nessesary to make the observer go out in the field and to mentaly produce some expectations.

Press (SWE):
“Vinden har delvis raserat Tomas Nygrens vitkalkade mur av höbalar ute på fältet, men samtidigt har ruinkänslan vuxit. Verkets titel “Ingång” syftar på den smala passage som öppnar sig i höet när man kommer nära. Det finns beräkning i den rörelse besökaren måste göra för att ta sig in mellan balarna; plötsligt är man på andra sidan och muren är borta. Kanske vill konstnären visa att den enda ingång som finns leder till dig själv. Det hänger på dig vad du gör. ” Niels Hebert, Arbetarbladet

Map over the area >>>>>>>>>

IMG_1013LEntrance imageEarly June: Front View

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Early June: Front View

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Early June: Rear View

 

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Early June: Entrance/Door View

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Early June: Myself in work with a scythe

What turns the Wheels? (2006)

6 paper sheets 150cmx270cm, ballpoint pen drawings, wood, wire, turnings.

Wirsbo konsthall

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it. Václav Havel

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Spirals of thought
This piece was created in relation to the exhibition space. Eventhough the questions I asked in making the work had clear formal relations to the exhibition space (history, floor etc.) I found myself repeating the questions I had asked. What is a spiral? What is motion? How tiny is my life compared to the living in everything?
The spiral movement of the pen was energized with my questions. Self sustaining motion for moving energy and thoughts in the easiest form, what connects? The small drawings were in a middle position where I found them acting both as an overview and a closeup for something that holds the emptiness beweeen us together, vital energy, massive and activating. Among some spin-off effects one interesting line with this piece was for me addressing meanings in economy in relation to internal time (micro-macro).

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Closeup view on one of the thousands small drawings

Info sheet at the exhibition (Swe)  >>>>>>>>

Press (SWE):
“Nystanet tycks samla upp golvets slumpmässigt tillkomna mönster och få det att slå ut, att blotta tidens gång med poetisk uttryckskraft. Motsatta processer krockar. Att samla upp och att sprida ut återkommer i installationens andra del som består av fem lakansbreda våder med penntecknade härvor, klotter- snurror som små nebulosor i ett universum.

De kan ses som beståndsdelar i oändliga gåtfullt fungerande sammanhang, våra kroppar eller själva stjärnhimlen, som alltid är i rörelse för att förvandlas,
gå under och återfödas. Det döda materialet får liv: historia fångas upp, minnen dras fram och förvandlas till kunskap.”
Kristina Mezei, VLT