Installations

solcirkeln Uppsättning
Solcirkeln Uppsättning
Solcirkeln Per fäster cirkeln.
Udden1
solcirkeln, Hans och Konrad tar bort spännband
solcirkeln Sommar ljus
Solcirkel sommarkväll
Solcirkel 2020 invigning
solcirkel Septemberkväll
solcirkel Närbild septemberkväll
 Solcirkeln januarisol
solcirkel Närbild, is
Untitled presentation (1)

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Solcirkel

Every evening when the sun sets in the sea the sun and the Circle meet. Time stops. Every winter storm it waits for the sun.


Uddens sculpture park is located at an old quarry near the sea in Hunnebostrand. In 2018 I installed a Sun Circle with a diameter of 11 meters. I covered the circles flat iron with gold leaf and it was mounted against one of the vertical cliff sides facing the sea and the sunset.


Uddens Skulpturpark.  www.uddenskulptur.se


Mats överblickar panrummet temporärt Konsthallen
Vernissage
Gul cirkel 12 meter i diameter
Carmen Olsson, performance
Dan Fröberg Ljud
Carmen Olsson, performance
gul cirkel
gul cirkel foto: Per Pixel
Dan, Carmen och jag

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Nothing Dissolve(s)

Working with other people and in other artists’ disciplines in a common production has been since 1990 - and still is - an important part of Åsa Herrgård’s art.


For instance, in 2015 she was invited to participate with the musician Dan Fröberg and the dancer and choreographer, Carmen Olsson in GIBCA - the Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. They transformed the large boiler room of the closed-down paper mill, Papyrus, in Forsåkra, Mölndal, into an exhibition hall. The special history of the place and the hidden narratives of the former mill town gave form and expression to the exhibition and performance. Their project was called Nothing dissolve(s) to. Åsa’s installation took the form of a 12 m² large circle that hovered five centimeters above the dirty, worn boiler room floor. The circle’s yellow colour gave the feeling that it hovered like a spherical memory from the time the mill was in operation. The circle is a silent sound wave. A suggestive and empathic art project.


GIBCA Extender 2015 Pappersbruket Papyrus pannrum i Forsåkra, Mölndal

http://liveaction.se/sv/la-11/artists/dan-froeberg-sweden.html

https://www.carmenolsson.com/


Public Works

Flow, Larslunda IP rondell, Strängnäs
Flow, Larslunda IP rondell, Strängnäs
Flow, Larslunda IP rondell, Strängnäs
Flow, Larslunda IP rondell, Strängnäs
Parkour Höjden skolan Markaryd
Parkour Höjden skolan Markaryd
Parkour Höjden skolan Markaryd
Parkour Höjden skolan Markaryd
Parkour, Anders inspekterar målningen
Parkor närbild
Närbild Parkour
skulpturprocess
Spinn Spängersleden Uddevalla
Spinn Spängersleden Uddevalla
skulpturprocess
uppsättning
Energi, 8 Stliserade träd Östra rondellen Sandviken
Energi, 8 Stliserade träd Östra rondellen Sandviken
Energi, 8 Stliserade träd Östra rondellen Sandviken
Röd Slinga, Berga strandpark, Kalmar
Röd Slinga, Berga strandpark
Röd Slinga, Berga strandpark
invigning Röd Slinga, Berga strandpark
process
process
Välkommen Partille Kulturrum uppsättning
Välkommen Partille Kulturrum uppsättning
Välkommen Partille Kulturrum uppsättning
Välkommen Partille Kulturrum
Stranden Sahlgrenska sjukhuset Entréplan
Stranden Sahlgrenska sjukhuset Entréplan
Stranden Sahlgrenska sjukhuset Entréplan
Stranden Sahlgrenska sjukhuset Entréplan
Stranden Sahlgrenska sjukhuset Entréplan
Minnen, Rud o Kagg ålderdomshem Uddevalla
Minnen, Rud o Kagg ålderdomshem Uddevalla
Minnen, Rud o Kagg ålderdomshem Uddevalla
Minnen, Rud o Kagg ålderdomshem Uddevalla

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Åsa Herrgård’s art has grown out of clay, through cakes of beeswax, wood, plaster, withes of sallow and bamboo to large works in iron and steel.


Her vision has been strengthened by her materials, volume, and placements. Between 1995 and 2017 she has set up 23 public, site-specific artworks. These include works in roundabouts, in schoolyards, land-art installations, structures of steel, and roof constructions visible over the whole district where they are situated. The artist participates in the entire process, from the first sketches to the welding and final mounting on site.


Text by Lena Holger from the catalogue Konst är energi 2018


Projects

scenografi1
scenografi2
scenografi3
scenografi 4
scenografi, Carmen Olsson
scenografi
scenografi
scenografi
scenografi Wanås
scenografi Carmen Olsson Wanås
scenografi

Scenografi

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Vertical lines of thread create space

Weaves thoughts together
Opens up memories


Threads long, short with different thicknesses, material, scent and memories.

Tones that fall vertically down. And looks in the spaces / landscape of the threads and forms a form a whole.

Fragments of threads that drip down and are woven and build a context

The lines are woven, linked together, and form patterns

The vertical lines of wires create space.

Carmen dances and choreographs, takes the room

Her presence and dance make the spaces in the air and the threads vibrate, the threads get tangled form knots and stories arise


DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 1
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 2
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 3
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 4
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 5
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 7
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 8
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 9
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 10
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 12
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 13
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 14
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 15
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 16
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 17
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 23
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 24
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 25
DARE WE CLOSE OUR EYES 26

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Dare we close our eyes?

Between layers of memory and scent, something is set in motion.


This performance emerged during an investigative collaboration between us (Åsa Herrgård and Carmen Olsson). We took as a common point of departure an abstract image of fragrance as memories stored within us. Our respective means of expression, dance and movement, sculpture and installation, and our personal fragrance memories were brought to life and took shape during an experimental work process.

Our common interest in nature and in the meeting between our own and Asian cultures colours the performance offering the viewer both a sense of the familiar and the foreign. Between layers of memories, something is set in motion.


http://www.carmenolsson.com

https://soundcloud.com/harald-svensson

2018-2019 Sandvikens Konstcentrum, 3 våningen, Bohusläns Konsthall, Wanås Konst, Blå Stället, Kyotos Tunnelbana och Shoyeido-galleriet Kyoto, Japan


Vernissage
Olfactory Art and Science
Wanås Konst vy
Doftminnen skulpturer i jesmonite
Doftminnen skulpturer i jesmonite
Doftminnen skulpturer i jesmonite
uphängning av scenografi
Scenografi Wanås Lada
Vågar vi Blunda? Carmen Olsson
Vågar vi Blunda? Carmen Olsson
Alla medverkande från Frankrike, Japan och Sverige
Symposium Kyoto
Poster för Tunnelbanan i Kyoto
kyoto (1)
kyoto (3)
Dans Carmen Olsson scenografi Åsa Herrgård
Dans Carmen Olsson scenografi Åsa Herrgård
Publik
Dans Carmen Olsson scenografi Åsa Herrgård
Doftminne
Doftminne
20190323_095600
Doftminne
avslutningsmiddag för symposium
avslutningsmiddag för symposium
Untitled presentation

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Wanås and Kyoto Project

NATUSUKASHII

www.olfactoryresearch.net


Scents of soil, blueberries, mosses, sponges and stones;

Sounds from wooden boats, whispering winds and salted water

The sculptures depict fragile dreams, scents and sounds from my childhood in Finland


Dare we close our eyes?

It takes you back to memories and leads through transparent layers into the unknown.

who is this sensitive and vulnerable human being when she closes her eyes?

Personal memories of fragrance connect inner and outer worlds and take shape in a performance of dance, scenography and music.


Wanås Konst and Shoyeido-gallery in Kyoto, Japan 2018-2019



Headlans Center for the Arts
Golden Gate
Headlands beach
Headlands beach
samarbetprojekt Rene och jag
sound min studio
sound min studio
Ljudskulptur, inspirerad av dimmans mistlur
Tråd sound
Studio
jag Headland studion
slump, inspirerad av brädspelet GO och valet 2016
vita Go
Blå Go
Röd Go
slump, inspirerad av brädspelet GO och valet 2016
Rättigheter
Rättigheter
Konrad fotograf

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Headlands

The first time I was at the Artist's residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts was in 1992. I was there for 6 months, collaborating with several artists from both the AIR program and the AFFILIATE program. 


In 2016, I was given the opportunity to return through the VG- region stipend, I was there during the election and I involved it in my work, it was difficult to defend oneself in a country where politics was boiling at the time. I worked by chance, who wins?  I also worked with sound because the sound is so noticeable in Headland when the fog comes as it does for long periods the fog is heard. I worked with sounds and spaces and threads that connected the equipment that was in my studio. Rene Yung and I met for a start on a performance, we have collaborated on several occasions since 1992.


http://www.headlands.org/

Rene Yung http://chinese-whispers.org/


Exhibitions

Centrum
Jag ett djur en människa
Jag ett djur en människa
Jag ett djur en människa
Jag ett djur en människa
Jag ett djur en människa
Jag ett djur en människa
Nätverk
skogsfynd
memoria vy
Memorie
Memorie
Memorie
Memorie
Memorie
Jorden
Skägg
Jag självporträtt

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Ena

The boundary between human and animal, in what ways are we similar?


Exhibition ENA which means alone in the local Bohuslän dialect, just as you feel when an accident happens. It happened to me when I killed a deer that ran across the road, the grief of killing an animal was the catalyst for the exhibition. An animal that has as much right as I do to stay here on earth. Memories of the forest, animals and human fragility, vulnerability and mystery


 Sandvikens konsthall February-Mars 2018


Work in Progress

Here you can catch a glimpse of what I'm working on right now!

workingprogress
dark and silent
dark and silent
dark and silent
workingprogress
workingprogress
Dark and silent
Dark and silent
dark and silent
dark and silent
dark and silent
workingprogress (5)
workingprogress (7)
workingprogress (8)
workingprogress (9)
workingprogress (10)
workingprogress (11)
workingprogress (12)
workingprogress (13)
workingprogress (14)

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Jag en människa ett djur
Jag en människa ett djur
Nätverk
sammanbunden
samtal
Memorie
Memorie
Memorie
Memorie
drömlandskap
Hjärtans Harpun
skägg

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Doftminnen

Only the dark forest and the cold sea know my hidden memories from the scents of my childhood.


Closeness to nature is stored in my Finnish roots. 

An art installation where the search through my own history and memories is the central focus.

 

KB ART House Simrishamn December 2019