Episode 52: #studiostatus – Ewa Jacobsson / Folk & dyr – Færøy & Jørgensen/ Kolmogorov Variations – Risto Holopainen
08/06/2021 20:00 – 23:00
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Episode 52 of Radio Tenthaus presents a #studiostatus with artist Ewa Jacobsson. We also continue from last weeks broadcast with three more episodes of Folk & dyr. Concluding the programme we share three new algorithmic compositions by Risto Holopainen from his series ‘Kolmogorov Variations’.
Ewa Jacobsson is a visual artist, sound artist, and composer.
Sound collecting since the early eighties. Jacobsson analogously collects visual castaway elements from actual sites, and use materials as marzipan, oil, steel, wire, photo, drawing.
Jacobsson works with site specific installations for sound and visual preparation, pure sound works, and live performance with or without musicians. Works have been shown at exhibitions, concert spaces and festivals, in artist run spaces and in other contexts, also including works for the street and involving the audience and the actual space. Advanced technique combined with low-tech reflects Jacobsson ́s interest in the transportation of importance and meaning, existentially or politically, through different medias, ignoring the hierarchy commonly used.
Now: My studio is presently used in an ongoing project “Labyrinthic Explanation of Knowledge” 2020- 2021. I invite people to come visiting in my studio, Maridalsveien, Oslo. I prepare and change the space continuously, in a process based on the idea that an artist accumulates knowledge.
September 2021. A prepared space for four musicians, TFK, Tøyen Fil og Klafferi. Sound recordings, processing and work in sound studio combined with direct work with objects and visuals at my studio. WASHIWIIWISHIWA (Lakota/Sioux for Dancing Girl). Ultima, Oslo 2021.
Ongoing collaborations: I contribute together with others with ideas and thoughts. “Cartography of (ECO) Systems 2020-21″. Harpefoss Hotell, Harpefoss, Norway, and Agosto Foundation, Czech Republic.
“Manual for kunstnerresidens” with Harpefoss Hotell/ Eivind Slettemeås, Rinttala Eggertsson Architects/ Dagur Eggertsson; Eivind Evjemo, Maja Ratkje.
Yngvild Færøy and Søssa Jørgensen have worked with sound art, radio and performance for a number of years. As the core of the sound art collective BallongMagasinet, they were important contributors to the Nordic sound art scene from the mid-90s. Among other things, they made a number of radio programs, radio play productions, exhibitions and releases in Norway and internationally, in collaboration with, among others, the OCA / Venice Biennale, NOTAM, NRK, Swedish Radio and RadiOrakel.
In recent years, they have worked with documentary sound and themed vulnerability in humans and animals. Since 2017, they have made the podcast series FOLK & DYR, in collaboration with bl.a. Gallery F 15, Østlandsutstillingen, Bodø Biennale and BEK. A completely new season from Salten is made for the Festival in Northern Norway in June. All episodes can be heard via Soudcloud, and other podcast platforms.
Risto Holopainen (b. 1970 in Sweden) studied composition in Härnösand, Sweden (1990-93) and at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with Lasse Thoresen and Yngve Slettholm (1994-98), and musicology at the university in Oslo (1999-2001). In 2012 he defended a PhD thesis on self-organised sound with autonomous instruments.
In 2008 his Garbage Collection was released on MERE records, which was awarded the Spellemann prise in 2009. Since then, a few other albums have been released.
Apart from video works, other visual art including prints, drawings and paintings have been shown at a retrospective début exhibition in 2019 and on a few other occasions.