We create temporary installation in nature, a project we call ”Environmental Ephemerals”, as well as permanent installation both in commercial venues and public spaces. We seek out places that we want to explore, landscapes that holds an intriguing history and critical environment to develop our work. Our latest work where created in the Faroe Islands and if you want to see more about this project you find it in our drop down menu, or just email us!
Rydh/ Sörenson are visiting the beautiful Faroe Islands. We will be here for almost a month, filming, photographing and creating new artwork. We are located in Tjørnuvík, a very special bay with a village of only 50 inhabitants. The bay is surrounded by mountains, steep and lush with small waterfalls all over. We have been climbing and walking up and down the mountains. We have found magical rocks, seen amazing, and terrifying clouds, been attached by seagulls and had multiple cases of vertigo, still so happy to be here, one of the most breathtaking places on earth.
We are also proud to announce that we will exhibit at the Nordic House in Tórshavn in September, 2017.
Like explorers in the past, looking through their binoculars to discover new land, we composed our video “I See Water” to mimic the look of the two binocular peepholes. What does it mean to be a traveling artist and what is a traveling artist looking for?
Generations of artist before us that have traveled and studied their environment by painting it, drawing it and photograph it, to understand the where in the world we are, describing what they see and feel. A complicated task where the artist sometimes takes the role of an outsider or even worse; a colonial explorer calming what he see as his discovery.
When Rydh/Sörenson travels, we dwell in the landscape we are in; we talk about what we see, then, we look again. How can we really understand where we are? What are the specifics of this site, if we as artists work site specific?
The right part of the video is filmed in Washington State and the left part in Idaho during our travels in the USA.
”I See Water” was first showed at Beverly’s New York, curated by Ed Varie, as a one night only event during NADA artfair.
Rydh/ Sörenon are proud to announce that our exhibition”Float” is captured on film by the talented videographer Joshua Thomas, JayNW productions!
”Float” is a collaboration between Laboratory Artists-in-Residence Daniel Rydh and Anna Sörenson and Saranac artist Kurt Madison. The exhibition is on display at Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA, USA, during the month of April, 2016.
Here are Daniel Rydh and I out exploring Spokane and our delightful surroundings. We will be artist and residents at Laboratory until the end of the month. It’s wonderful to be out in a new area and experiment with new work. We created a new piece in our series ”Environmental Ephemerals” on Mount Spokane, this one called ”Pink Shift, Mount Spokane”. We are proud to announce that we’ll be on local radio on Thursday, and this weekend we are going to Seattle!
We invite you to come this April to the Saranc Art Projects to play with light, shadow, and color, as Laboratory artists-in-residence Anna Sörenson and Daniel Rydh partner with member Kurt Madison to create an immersive installation showering our space with a jubilant spectrum of reflections and refractions. An interactive piece, we encourage you to come and work with the piece and the artists, and explore how light and color can envelop, attack, and shape a space.
We are currently in Laboratory residency in Spokane, WA working on new pieces for our upcoming show together with local artist Kurt Madison. Spokane is a beautiful city and Alan Chatham, director of the program has introduced us to many great artists and cultural profiles. We hope that as many as possible can make it to our show at the Saranac Art Projects opening Friday, Aril 1st.
During December 2015 and January 2016 I was a part of the exhibition ”Blomma,” a in house exhibition curated by Carolina Hindsjö, showing art by the staff at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The exhibitions theme was flowers and the work I showed was a series I call ”Frön i världen” (Seeds in the World.)
Daniel Rydh and I have been working with our collage series ”Little Lights and Landmarks” and here is the latest work in the series. We are now taking off to the US, for some much needed vacation, inspiration and artistic practice!
Daniel Rydh and I are happy to present new works in our series ”Little Lights and Landmarks.” We have now created our largest collage, 136 x 127 cm, and we sure hope there will be more in the future. We also have a small scale series ”Landmark Notes,” in the handy A4 format.
Soon it is time for us to go traveling; to New York and Spokane, Washington! First upcoming show will be at Saranac Art Projects, April 1st, Spokane, followed by New York in early May.