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In the Shadow of a Doubt


Welcome to an artist talk by Åsa Cederqvist. In this lecture I will show you samples from my practice, finished and ongoing work. I will talk about the exercising of uncertainty and intuition - and expand on how trust, playfulness and humor could work as a subversive force. I might also speak about crafting, hard work, transformation and suspense, and how an interdisciplinary practice both functions as a super power and an energy consuming monster.

Åsa Cederqvist (b. 1975, SE) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Stockholm. Her work has a performative foundation and is expressed through textiles, video, sculpture, installation and performative add-ons, so called extensions, as well as in an interface incorporating all these elements. Her work moves between documentary field studies, staged live performances, physical interaction, or spatial work which all aim to push the expectations of formats, aesthetical hierarchies, power structures and modes of expression.

For the past five years, Åsa's artistic practice has focused on the conditions and opportunities of the act of playing, and how to engage in uncontrolled situations, new materials and approaches. She has been looking into the role of the artist, the mother and the expectations of the same. A result of this is the work Mama Dada Gaga (2019) and the exhibitions Some kind of Metabolism (2018) and In Natura (2019)

Åsa Cederqvists ongoing work investigates a plastic reality in between everyday occurrences and materials juxtaposed with a virtual and ephemeral world which, for instance, could be seen in the iOS based AR-app Amorph Real (prototype 2019). Through Feb 13 - March 15, 2020 Studio Åsa Cederqvist is invited for an Open Studio session at Färgfabriken, Stockholm where they will further study and produce an interface from a hybrid of the virtual and physical realms, body and machine, the living and the dead. Making the virtual physical and the physical virtual.

Åsa Cederqvist holds a MFA from Konstfack in 2000, with the addition of courses at Stockholm University of the Arts (2014) and the Royal institute of Art in Stockholm (2019-). She has a background as a director of commercials and music videos (2004-), as an artistic director in multiple educational art projects and she was a senior lecturer in fine art at Textile, Konstfack (2011-2020). In 2016 she was IASPIS 1-year resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, and in 2019 she was one of the participating artists at the MOMENTUM 10 biennale, Norway.

Mama Dada Gaga/ The Immersion Plate, 2019. ©Åsa Cederqvist / BUS
Still from film (dur. 33 min). Photo by Lisabi Fridell

Date: 2/19/2020

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Categories: Art

Organizer: HDK-Valand

Location: HDK-Valand, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Event URL: Read more about In the Shadow of a Doubt

Contact person: Katarina Andersson

Page Manager: Pia Ahnlund|Last update: 3/24/2009

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