Åsa Stjerna

by asahelenastjerna


I am an artist whose practice and research centre on sound and listening as artistic media for exploring the conditions and affects of public space. In a series of site-specific projects, I have worked with sound as a means for artistic negotiation, exploring the various modes of “perceiving, experiencing and acting site/space” thus generated. I’m currently involved with several permanent public art projects dealing with the design and articulation of urban spaces through sound and listening. Since 2010 I’m pursuing a PhD in artistic research at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg. The research departs from a particular interest in the exploration of public space from the realm of body and the senses; urban places as complex flows of bodies, materialities and affections in different states of becoming, layers of territorialization, deterritorialization and reterritorialization in terms of  embodied perceptions – and that sound as an artistic medium has the capacity to emphasize and articulate the above described. Through theoretical and practical exploration of four different on going site-specific artistic commissions, the research project seeks to promote an in-depth discussion on sound as an artistic medium in public space.