Resonance

Annica Karlsson Rixon and Anna Viola Hallberg


Resonance explores the installation as a medium for a documentary on artists and their reflections on the boundaries of; informal networks, the image of the artist, responsibility, position in the contemporary society as well as in a historic perspective. Resonance is a documentation of the contemporary art scene based on filmed portraits, photography and interviews with artists, curators and art historians who have, in one way or another, made an impression within the art world. The installation entails two segments one called Resonance, Installation and the other Resonance, Conversations



Resonance, Installation (Installation view)
Today Tomorrow Forever
Norrköping Art Museum, Norrköping, Sweden, 2006



Resonance, Conversations (Installation view)
Today Tomorrow Forever
Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden, 2006


Resonance draws up a non-linear world that indicates the power of informal networks as a step stone and creative well. It is an art installation on friendship, motivation, networks, as well as the urge to produce. It is a segment of contemporary artistís and curatorís reflections on the very cusp of being in and out of mainstream. It is focusing on thoughts and process positioned beneath the surface of their work that they ordinarily are represented by. It also refers to exile identity and the artistic process, inner and outer rooms of ten women - casting resonance of thoughts, ideas, dialogues and friendship.

Resonance explores the installation as a medium for a documentary on artists and their reflections on the boundaries of informal networks, the image of the artist, responsibility, position in the contemporary society as well as in a historic perspective. It is an artistic exploration of time and space in relation to society and an active demonstration of a contribution to history writing.

In Resonance, Installation the scenes in the photographs as well as in the moving images build on imagery from private spheres as well as poetic urban landscapes. An ambient sound-scape with excerpts from the interviews with the ten women fills the room. The silhouettes of people standing in front of the screens can be read as part of the work. All elements are important for the readability of the entire framework, an elusive balance. Yet the main focus is to provide the viewer with diverse narrative information.



Resonance, Conversations is a 1 h 20 m video piece with the ten participants talking, and twenty documentation photographs from the process of making the project. It poses questions concerning life choices, strategies and power and presents thoughts on professional identity as well as possibilities and ideas for cooperation within the field of contemporary art.

Appearing in Resonance: Annika Eriksson (SE/Berlin), Annika von Hausswolff (SE/Gothenburg), Annika Larsson (SE/New York), Maria Lind (SE/Stockholm), Annika Lundgren (SE/Berlin), Tone Olaf Nielsen (DK/Copenhagen), Ann-Sofie Sidén(SE/Berlin), Annika Ström(SE/Hove), Gitte Villesen(DK/Berlin) and Annika Öhrner (SE/Stockholm).

(Resonance is the first collaboration between Karlsson Rixon and Hallberg)



Artwork/installation views
Installation views (slideshow)>>>
Photographs (Private Premises, slideshow)>>>

Resonance at
ROSPHOTO, St Petersburg, Russia, September-October 2008
Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden 2007
Norrköping Art Museum Norrköping, Sweden, 2006
Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden, 2006


Resonance
Resonance, Installation (Dual projection + Private Premises)
1) Dual projection with sound
Duration: 11m 53s
Media: HDV projection from server (b/w)
two projectors, two screens, each 365 x 205 cm
stereo, four speakers
Language: Swedish and Danish.

2) Private Premises
Media: Photographs, fiber prints (b/w), 90 x 72 cm
Variable numbers (wip), wooden frames

Resonance, Conversations (Monitor + Process photographs)
1) Monitor with sound
Media: HDV 16:9 (b/w)hard drive media player
three headphones
Runtime: 1h 21m 11s, loop
2) Process photographs
Media: 20 fiber prints (b/w), 27 x 47 cm
passepartout, metal frames


Selected folders, posters and press release
Rosphoto, St Petersburg, Russia, 2008>>>
Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala Sweden, 2007 >>>
Goteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden 2006 >>>
Norrköping Art Museum, Norrköping, Sweden, 2006>>>


Production of Catalog for exhibition Today Tomorrow Forever
Längmanska kulturfonden
Norrkopings Art Musuem
Gothenburg Kunsthalle
Uppsala Artmuseum
AVIEW


Selected Reviews (Swedish only)
Rum som vibrerar av spänning, SvD, April.22.2006 >>>
Utanför - inuti, Aftonbladet, March.26.2006 >>>
Annica bygger om, GP, June.20.2006 >>
More>>>






Production funding from
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden
The Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


Exhibition in St Petersburg with support from
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish General Consulate, St Petersburg, Russia
Aview Nomad Gallery










Annica Karlsson Rixon and Anna Viola Hallberg are lens based artist
working with conceptual art and installations. They are collaborating
on a an installation trilogy Resonance, State of Mind and Code
of Silence
dealing with socially and culturally constructed identity-
based groups in contemporary society. >>>


Other projects by Karlsson Rixon and Hallberg
State of Mind
Code of Silence
State of Mind - Prologue
Leaving Your Traces/Lezzie Think Tank
Aview Nomad Gallery
Public Projections - Gothenburg





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Annica Karlsson Rixon and Anna Viola Hallberg




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