four channel sound installation, photography and video + event
Norrby church (Sala)
exhibition project “Sjätte Sinnet” (Sixth Sense), Swedish Church
Untitled, 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:
Pigeons 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?
Still 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.
Photographic prints from large format negatives, various printed sizes
This photographic initiative of plants shot with flash and flashlights represents a line of my work which addresses the threat and activity of the night as a mode of consciousness. The photo sessions are executed in dark parks, countryside’s or distant forests during the night. Terrifying, existing, real moments in my fictive world.
What relation is going on between plants and humans? We are puzzled about the complex molecular structures of chemical components found in plants, structures which we try to solve our own illness in our bodies. Some plants seems to be in a mental relation to us through neural connectedness. Our health couldn’t have survived without them. They can obviously survive without us. They connect through their presence in our bodies and mind, the rhythm of breathing. The plants distanced self-sufficiency brings up something restoring when human life is so full of dependency and endless circles of social problems to solve.
Elements: Childrens cake-meal remainings, sound, performance, photograph, laser, programmed electronics, live streaming audio, hand paintings etc.
Place: Open Studios, Malmö Art Academy 2000
Coyote Coyote, tell me what is magic?
Magic is the first taste of sweet strawberries, and
magic is a child that dances in the rain of summer.
Elderberry Flute Song
PETER BLUE CLOWD
Alice! oh sorry the Queen! we must hurry, we are already too late!
This complex piece of work was the culmination and migration of various interests I had of time in relation to: controlling powers (religious, political), emotions, technology in our life and the human vulnerability. The piece effectively showed the emergence effect of combining various energetic elements to something really out-of-space. The idea for the work came up from a picture I took of a smashed rabbit on the street, not very far from were I lived in Malmö at that time. The combination of a ritual process was important to establish a energy field in the room, exited of entropical symbols and meanings in humanism.
The microchip together with the display was making a shift between two states of time, when changing from a slight hum and the time-speaking voice.
The major important elements in the installation, the photo of the smashed rabbit, the children’s performance, the left lovers (table) and the micro chip was merged together with the physical emotions of the sound and smell in the space. The amount of many different elements and levels in this piece of work made the inter-relative reflections between different thoughts and feelings to a project itself. One had to start in one thread to end in another.
The picture of the smashed rabbit was not placed until they had left. I told the whole process for them about my sadness for the poor rabbit and their role of the piece: to eat some cake in honor for the rabbit and leave the remaining’s from their meal to be a part of an art piece. I told that I couldn’t hang up the picture of the rabbit since it was too repulsive. It was difficult to explain the complex relations I tried to deal with time and the sounds, technology, feelings, control etc. in the installation but I did my best.
Children gathered around the table for a fictive meal for the rabbit.
”…till like a clock worn out with eating time.”
JOHN DRYDEN (1631-1701)
This text was important for the piece to reflect on the various meanings every element had in connection to the others. The text made clear of the character in noticing the precision of the equipment, the children’s participation, and the importance for everything used/taken into account in the space. The text has the feeling of a manual for understanding, but from all the information/facts the visitor need to fill in quite a lot himself.
English version, pdf >>>>>
Swedish version. pdf >>>>> (images added after exhibit)
The screen, digital display. Changing between two
All at Björkhagen day nursery.
Enikö Körmendi at Latronix Laser systems
Tracing the moment
This large scale project was made at nights on two ice covered lakes in Stockholm between the years 1996-1998. The specific time of the night when taking the pictures was in a correlation to the position of the stars.