Artist talk: Outside Within
Stockholm based artist Hans Rosenström (born 1978 in Lohja, Finland), studied in both the Malmö Art Academy and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, from where he received his MFA in 2007. His practice centres around installations that play with the relation of psychological to the physical within the viewer in a specific moment and place. When creating these situations, he uses a wide variety of media and material; from the ephemeral yet tactile qualities of sound to architectural interventions.
In his artist talk Rosenström will focus on recent projects where the human voice has a central role. He is interested in the voice’s capacity to be both intimate and public at the same time, it is born inside a body yet appears inside the body of the listener, invisibly bridging the space in between.
Rosenström has participated in multiple exhibitions, including: Landscapes of Belonging, Kindl Contemporary Art Center, Berlin, Germany (2022), North Atlantic Triennial: Down Иorth, PMA Portland Museum of Art, USA (2022), A I S T I T / coming to our senses, Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland (2021), Anatomy of Political Melancholy, Schwarz Foundation, Athens Conservatory, Greece (2019), Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga (2018)
Picture 1: Evanesce, Sound installation, Kohta, Helsinki, Finland, Photo: Jussi Tiainen, 2022
Picture 2: Weaving yearning, Public sound installation, created in collaboration with Kalle Nio, A I S T I T / coming to our senses, Photo: Petri Summanen, 2021