Why is the remote always so far away
From a physical standpoint, each of our perspectives is unique.
More importantly, our perceptions of the surrounding are personal, as are our interpretations of it. However, we are not simply a collective of conscious subjects. Instead, we are constantly influenced by the surrounding – at the same time as our surrounding is always affected by our presence. Whether through subconscious or actively manipulative actions, our identities are shaped by active and constantly changing relationships with others.
Why is the remote always so far away explores in the gap in between, the distance that prevents us from ever experiencing the world from another perspective than our own. The works circle around this, a notion of our presence in relation to others. How presence always affects the surrounding and vice versa. With video, photography, sound installation and architectual intervention, the viewer’s body becomes central in Rosenström’s works.
By creating a direct and intimate sentiment, an immediate meeting between the individual and a group, matters of isolation and group cohesion, as well as the self and others, are addressed. For Rosenström, the human voice acts as a kind of “tool to break this barrier or bridge this gap in between. It is something that is born within me and exists for a moment inside you.”
Maria Stenfors is proud to present Hans Rosenström’s first solo exhibition in the gallery. Rosenström was born in Finland 1978 and holds an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Finland. Recent and notable group exhibitions include: The Vanishing Point of History, L’Été Photographique de Lectoure, France (2015), Theater of the Mind, Cranbrook Art Museum, USA (2014) Encounter: Listening to the City, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2014) Nouvelles Vagues: The Black Moon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Art of Memory, Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2013), Sequences VI, Real Time Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland (2013). His latest solo exhibitions were two commissions by Finnish art foundation Pro Artibus for their galleries in Helsinki and Ekenäs (2015). In 2015, he was nominated for Ars Fennica, Finlands most prestigious art award. He currently lives and works in London.
Private view: Thursday 10 September, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Exhibition dates: 11 September – 24 October, 2015
Gallery opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11-4pm