Now

 

 

Video

 

Off the Wall series

Sequence 5

Sequence 15

Sequence 8

Sequence 10

 

Off the Wall series

Trailer

2016

 

Artist: Olof Persson and David Sabel.

Sound artist: David Sabel.

Dancers: Rebecca Evanne, Hannah Karlsson, Soledad Howe, Fredrika Byman Moberg och Olof Persson.

Fashion designer: Karl-Wilhelm Björk.

Lighting designer: Finn Pettersson.

Programmers: Julius Petersson och David Sabel.

Construction designers: Robert Ek and Björn Alpsten.

 

Sequence 5

Me — every body, volume 1

2011

 

Sound work: Jean-Louis Hutha.

Dancers: Rebecca Evanne, Olof Persson och Lina Räftegård.

Costume design Helena Fredriksson / H Fredriksson.

Lighing: Madeleine Strandberg.

Photo: Hannes A Brandulv.

 

Sequence 15

Me — every body series

2014

Sound work: Pierre Proske / Grimus.

Dancers: Celia Berntzen, Fabian Brandt, Fredrika Byman Moberg,

Joakim E Karlsson, Rebecca Evanne, Olof Persson and Lina Räftegård.

Costume design: Helena Fredriksson / H Fredriksson.

Lighting: Finn Pettersson.

Photo: Hannes A Brandulv.

Sequence 8

Me — every body, volume 1

2008

Sound work: Mike Skinner (1974 – 2014).

Dancers: Lina Räftegård.

Costume design: Helena Fredriksson / H Fredriksson.

Lightings: Madeleine Strandberg.

Photo: Hannes A Brandulv.

Sequence 10

Me – every body, in a Billion Worlds

Göteborgs Konsthall, 2015

Sound work: Jean-Louis Huhta.

Dancers: Hannah Karlsson, Joakim E Karlsson, Rebecca Evanne,

Adéle St-Aubin, Soledad Howe och Olof Persson.

Costume design: Helena Fredriksson / H Fredriksson.

Lightings: Finn Pettersson.

Construction Installation: Robert Ek.

Photo: Hannes A Brandulv.

 

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No.4

Off the Wall series

 

Performance / Installation. In a recurring nightmare from my childhood, I find myself in a room with no floor, where the walls are indescribable and transparent, both close and far away at the same time. An agonizing feeling of beyond, within and mute. In the discrete privacy of the office landscape I found a method, electronic smartfilm, with a connection. The work is not an attempt to interpret or recreate this memory in an artistic context. Instead it is a step on the way to something else, undefined. On/Off the Wall.

 

Off the Wall is a series of works with electrical filters on glass surfaces. Filters that can change the glass from transparent to diffuse. A collaboration between the artists Olof Persson and David Sabel.

 

The work No.4 in the serie is A transparent wall that dividing the room. At given moment the installation turns into a performance set with a trio of dancers. The choreographic framing changes with the wall and it’s programmed flow of on/off. It is a peculiar sensitivity in the window and it leads into a relationship between public and private. A set of individual movement combinations are processed in a socially abstract group structure, influenced by the philosophy that dance is form and that the movement holds meaning in itself. All this is fused with the particular sound works.

 

25 min, 2.2 x 4.9 m. 2017.

No.2 – No.3

Off the Wall series

 

Installation. In a recurring nightmare from my childhood, I find myself in a room with no floor, where the walls are indescribable and transparent, both close and far away at the same time. An agonizing feeling of beyond, within and mute. In the discrete privacy of the office landscape I found a method, electronic smartfilm, with a connection. The work is not an attempt to interpret or recreate this memory in an artistic context. Instead it is a step on the way to something else, undefined. On/Off the Wall.

 

Off the Wall is a series of works with electrical filters on glass surfaces. Filters that can change the glass from transparent to diffuse. A collaboration between the artists Olof Persson and David Sabel.

 

Work No.2 – No.3 in the series is A installation with two transparent screens, freely pledged side by side in place, they can play as a couple or each of them separately. Through the screens electronically programmed on/off modes, comprises the image and the sound of variable shifts and changes in transparency. It is a peculiar sensitivity in the window and it leads into a relationship between public and private.

 

210 x 130 cm, 210 x 130 cm. 2017.

No.1

Off the Wall series

 

Performance / Installation. In a recurring nightmare from my childhood, I find myself in a room with no floor, where the walls are indescribable and transparent, both close and far away at the same time. An agonizing feeling of beyond, within and mute. In the discrete privacy of the office landscape I found a method, electronic smartfilm, with a connection. The work is not an attempt to interpret or recreate this memory in an artistic context. Instead it is a step on the way to something else, undefined. On/Off the Wall.

 

The work is the first in a series of works with electrical current filters on glass surfaces. Filters that can change the glass from transparent to diffuse. It will be an installation that at given times becomes a performance set.The choreographic framing changes with the wall and it’s programmed flow of on/off. It leads into a relationship between public and privacy. A set of individual movement combinations are processed in a socially abstract group structure, influenced by the philosophy that dance is form and that the movement holds meaning in itself. All this is fused with the particular sound art.

 

45 min, 2.2 x 4.9 x 4.9 m. 2016.

Post-contructions

 

A series of images and video works. A post-contruction work with video documentation of choreographic movement structures. The works alternate between the recognizable and the near abstract.

Through a consistent use of copying and manipulation in the image processing of bodies in movement, documentation and imagination fuze together. The work has been going on for a longer period and includes seven untitled works on inkjet prints on sheets and HD video on monitors.

 

2010 – 2016.

Me — every body, in a Billion Worlds

 

Performance. A selection of sequences from the Me - every body series are modified for the exhibition space. From the total of 15 sequences this selection shows three: no. 10, 14 and 15, from the stage performance Me – every body, volume 2. The audience is given the opportunity to move around, close to the dancers, moving walls and slide boards. At the core of the performance are subtle movement structures, dimmed lights, smoke and pulsating sound.

 

We are a billion bodies who wander around in an organic throng, like sovereign worlds, consistently colliding with ourselves and others in the jigsaw puzzle of life.

 

35 min, variable dimensions, 2015.

Movement Drawings

 

Cartooning. Work in progress with dance as comic in collaboration with the artists Camilla Boström, Marcelo Romero, Lina Brunhage and Johan Björkegren.

 

Pågående.

Me — every body, volume 2

 

Performance. The structure of movement and the body's simple complexity. Six sequences dissect the movement in shape and time for the stage where the body is central for the work. Everything we do, redefine and produce, is occurring directly or indirectly in relationship to the body. Our thoughts, motions, meetings and life in general would not take place if we weren¹t built after the present structure. The basic necessities for the body are still the same, but the awareness of it and methods to support it, are on the other hand in constant detailed change.

 

Six stand-alone sequences (no. 10–15) performed by seven dancers, who with several sets of movements at their disposal create individual combinations. The group dynamic complicates the structure further. As in Me – every body, volume 1 with its nine sequences (no. 1–9), the work has been an interactive process where sound artists have made (sound) recordings of the movements of the dancers, and worked with the image and motion models from the different sequences. Layer upon layer, the six sequences have been merged together with the especially composed sound works, light and form.

 

60 min, variable dimensions, 1995 - 2013.

Me — every body, volume 2 Zine edition

 

Zine edition. Performance Zine to Me — every body, volume 2 with images and text. Cover in color with inlay in black-white, digital print. Art director: Lisa Alm. Photo: Hannes A Brandulv. Selection of images: Olof Persson. Text: Olof Persson and Anna Karlander. Limited edition.

 

148 x 210 mm, 22 pages, 2013.

Me — every body, volume 1 Soundtrack edition

 

Soundtrack edition LP / CD. Soundtrack to Me - every body, a performance and art project.

 

Nine sound works by Robin Rimbaud / Scanner, Pierre Proske / Grimus, Mike Skinner and Jean-Louis Huhta. Art director: Lisa Sandström and Camilla Blomgren. Mastering: Philip Granqvist / Studio Grandqvick. Limited edition.

 

52.87 min, 2011.

Me — every body, volume 1

 

Performance. The structure of movement and the body¹s simple complexity. Nine sequences dissect the movement in shape and time for the stage and the exhibition space, where the body is central for the work.

 

Body. Simple, and yet very complex. Everything we do, redefine and produce, is occurring directly or indirectly in relationship to the body. Our thoughts, motions, meetings and life in general would not take place if we weren¹t built after the present structure. The basic necessities for the body are still the same, but the awareness of it and methods to support it, are on the other hand in constant detailed change.

 

The work has proceeded a long time (2001 - 2008). In turns nine sequences have been created, extended and modified at different locations in the world. Every sequence is built on its own and with its own shape. They are not cohesive in a logical sense, but in the end become an entity through its own complexity.

 

60 min, variable dimensions, 2001 - 2008.

Give me autonomy and feel free

 

Video / Installation. -To find oneself in empty space can appear to be lonely, feel like an exile, but it can also be a solitary space for reflection. At the same time an empty space carry every possibility ­ a possibility to expand ones own images, space, movement, thinking and self.  In the work the image structure is consistently limited to rotating movements, in layer on layer with repeated time shifting. Performed in a black box the vertical axis becomes subjective, and a feeling of a dreamy weightless condition appears.

 

The work mirrors in a physical manner the integrity, individuality and society's roles. It's about the body's relationship to the own inner-self and to other individuals. Networks, root systems, ramifications are built everywhere today and are central for our communication with the surrounding world. Movements are formed inside the individual and expanded out from the own body , where they are interpreted of and webbed together with other individuals. The dancer is the interpreter of movements and the shaper of rooms. She constantly acts with herself and the own body. Here she becomes a model of the creation progress, the making of the network.

 

16 min in loop, 2004.

Zero°  Oxygen°  Ectascy°

 

Room / Installation / Performance. A part of the series Fusion°. The for humans, constant procedure; the establishment of a new time in the old, is central for the work. Everything is in constant change -still something of the past is always preserved, earlier experiences and knowledge. ­no one creates in a vacuum. Culture and trends occurs, growing, withering, lost and leave traces. Remnants of these often return in new forms.

 

Three invented characters live each of them in a sphere of their own, independent of the passing of time. But at the same time they don't exist without each other. Three performances are shown in an installation, accommodated in three rooms built-up by textiles that are lit from the outside. The audience visit one room after the other -each part is observed on its own.

 

60 min, 10 x 20 x 3 m, 1999.

Individ° - Remnants of a society

Individ° - In the white light

 

Video / Installation. A part of the series Fusion°. Issued from same angle as the work Zero° Oxygen° Extas°, but method and form are here different, the possibilities and impossibilities of time. Two individual but close-related video-works communicate with each other from two opposite screens. The spectator ends up in the video-room that appears in between and thus becomes a third part.

 

In earlier works the video-images have been laid layer on layer. In Individ°, the picture has kept its pure original surface and changed in just 1-2 layers with speed-changes. As a result the movements become fragmented. Some slow motion sequences featuring some prompt motions can oddly enough be perceived as forwards as well as backwards ­ they lack direction in time. The shooting location doesn't exist anymore, it has been demolished. The dance is therefore enacted in a different, historical time period. A civilization past.

 

12 resp. 5 min in loop, 9 x 9 m, 1999.

Beyond Intra and Mutism

 

Video / Sculpture / Installation. The first part from a work in progress, based on a recurrent dream from early childhood. In the dream I'm inside a floating room without bottom, with walls that has a surface that words cannot describe, these walls feels so close and yet very far away.

 

In the image procedure a specific image from a feature film laid the ground for the work: A room with a big mirror, which reflects the room. The images are cut up and brought out, processed with layer of overtones, in and out-zooming, speed-changing. Several rooms and rooms in-between appears, a flow of previously not seen images emerge never to return...

 

The film material is projected from two sides on a half-transparent plastic cube. The "flat" video gains a three dimensional form ­ the zero gravity, floating room appears. The spectator moves around or inside of the work.

 

5 min in loop, 2,5 x 2,5 x 2 m, 1998.

Fri Text Zon

 

Room / Text / Installation. Social functions and values. A work in constant change, The visitor/spectator becomes a part in the production of the installation. She has, in a constructed or available space, the choice to freely print her own texts and/or images.

 

Words, meanings and images which spontaneously are drawn at the wall sometimes merge together and create new unexpected combinations of words and images. The impression is enhanced by the fluorescent writing. A wave of opinions and expression, socially accepted or taboos, beautiful and ugly float together in the empty space, a kind of present virtual room.

 

3 x 4,5 x 2,5 m / variable dimensions, 1995.

Anarchism - A chaotic order in the democratic society

 

Video / Performance. The shapes of organized chaos and the existence. We are overflown by a constant stream of information and news that forces itself into our living rooms.

 

The two dancers and the actor are on the stage in the centre of this image-storm. The scene-design creates the room by using seven monitors and two projectors. Three edited video films run parallel through-out the performances. Opposite of this flow stands the lit-through image - an alternative, like a world beyond or inside ourselves.

 

60 min, 9 x 9 x 6 m, 1994.

 

Publications

Book edition

Sound edition

    Zines

Articles

 

 

 

Me — every body, volume 1 Book edition

 

Book about the performance and art project Me – every body, volume 1.

Three essays by Vendela Grundell, Maria Mogren and Tor Billgren.

Art director: Lisa Alm.

Translation: Steven Cuzner.

Published by: Olof Persson Projects.

ISBN 978-91-982056-0-2

OPP001 2015

Contents: Foreword, essays and images.

Language: Swedish and English.

Cover: 270g colorit black, print blind embossing, 135 x 190 mm.

Inlay: 120g edixion offset, glued finishing, 104 pages.

Edition of 400 copies.

 

150 SEK / around 16 EUR (+ shipping*)

 

 

 

 

*A cost is taken for shipping. Books are sent from Göteborg, Sweden with the regular Postal Service, shipping charge according to their current rates. Packaging in a plastic pocket and padded envelope.

 

Questions related to the book, delivery etc. Please contact: info[at]olofperssonprojects.net

Me — every body, volume 1 Soundtrack edition

 

Soundtrack to Me - every body, a performance and art project.

Nine sound works by Robin Rimbaud / Scanner, Pierre Proske / Grimus, Mike Skinner and Jean-Louis Huhta.

Art director: Lisa Alm and Camilla Blomgren.

Mastering: Philip Granqvist / Studio Grandqvick.

Published by: Olof Persson Projects.

OPP001

LP

 

LP: 9 tracks, 52.87 min.

Cover: 450g notturno black, print in lacquer black, 947 x 310 mm.

Folder: 80g kaskad black, 295 x 290 mm.

Edition of 300 copies.

 

150 SEK / around 16 EUR (+ shipping*)

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

CD: 9 tracks, 52.87 min.

Cover: 450g notturno black, print in lacquer black, 402 x 120 mm

Folder: 80g kaskad black, 295 x 290 mm.

Edition of 300 copies.

 

100 SEK / around 11 EUR (+ shipping*)

 

 

 

 

*A cost is taken for shipping. Records are sent from Göteborg, Sweden with the regular Postal Service, shipping charge according to their current rates. Packaging in a plastic pocket and padded envelope.

 

Questions related to the soundtrack, delivery etc. Please contact:

info[at]olofperssonprojects.net

Me — every body, volume 2  Zine edition

 

Zine to the performance Me — every body, volume 2.

Art director: Lisa Alm.

Photo: Hannes A Brandulv.

Selection of images: Olof Persson.

Text: Olof Persson and Anna Karlander.

OPP002

Contents: Text and images.

language: Swedish.

Cover: Color, print digital, 148 x 210 mm.

Inlay: Black and white, stapled, 22 pages.

Edition of 200 copies.

 

 

Out of Stock

 

 

*A cost is taken for shipping.  Zines are sent from Göteborg, Sweden with the regular Postal Service, shipping charge according to their current rates. Packaging in a plastic pocket and padded envelope.

 

Questions related to the zines, delivery etc. Please contact:

info[at]olofperssonprojects.net

Dance as Comic - documentation of a process

 

Article about the project "Movement Drawings" in fourth edition of  Koreografisk Journal magazine (page 15–18).

Text: Olof Persson.

Images: Camilla Boström, Marcelo Romero, Lina Brunhage and Johan Björkegren.

Editorial: Rebecca Chentinell and Marie Fahlin.

Form: Micael Bäckström/MBM Förlag.

Publisher: Rebecca Chentinell och Marie Fahlin.

Publication: Koreografiska Konstitutet.

ISSN 2001-7626

Contents: Text and images.

Language: Swedish and English.

Cover: Black and White, print digital, 210 x 297 mm.

Inlay: Black and White, 27 pages.

Edition: Digital and Physical format.

 

 

Koreografisk Journal #4 (pdf)

 

Critics

Reviews 1

Reviews 2

Reviews 3

 

 

 

“Me -every body är namnet på ett konst/dans-projekt av den transdisciplinära gruppen Olof Persson Projects, bestående av 15 olika sekvenser som visats i lite olika former och volymer sedan 2002.

 

Jag såg den senaste delen på Göteborgs Konsthall – en föreställning som slutade i att rummet fylldes av teaterrök, och med att publiken, som tidigare suttit klistrad som artiga åskådare, tog sig an rummet och skapade egna rörelsemönster. En kort stund, innan röken la sig, förvandlades konsthallen till ett rökigt mini-rave. Sen borta.

 

Denna gång är platsen 3:e Våningen, och här kan du som publik vandra runt bland 6 dansare som på plats skapar olika rörelsekombinationer, allt undertiden som ljud-, ljus- och rumsinstallationer skapar en, och jag citerar, ”stegrande stämning vars estetik påminner oss om ravekulturens pulserande rytmik och eufori”. Rave-stämning mitt på dan!”

 

 Sara Östebro, Scenkonstguiden.

“Det tar sin utgångspunkt i just människokroppen och öppnar för en rad olika nivåer av läsning. Med sig själv som skärningspunkt iscensätter han, med sin erfarenhet som dansare och bildkonstnär, människokroppen som en mötesplats, som ett slagfält, som en eftermodern händelsezon.

Med kroppens tänkta mittaxel som utgångspunkt, gör han en serie rörelser i ett mörkt rum som skapar en känsla av universell tomhet men med extrem fokusering på kroppens rörelseschema. I de två videosekvenserna roterar hans kropp i koreograferade (dans)rörelser som membranet mellan jaget och världen, jagets känsla av att i sitt medvetande befinna sig just i rummets mitt, i alltets mitt, i centrum. En känsla så stor att den lika snabbt kan förloras, pulvriserad till intighet.

 

Det är ett starkt poetiskt verk som samtidigt ställer enkla men djupgående frågor om världen, människan, vår verklighetsuppfattning. Det är i en mening väldigt fysiskt och samtidigt immateriellt, svävande eteriskt.”

 

Stefan Nilson, Nerikes Allehanda.

"... finns nu ett riktigt sevärt videoverk av dansaren Olof Persson, en 16 minuter loop där dansaren själv befinner i sig i oavlåtlig rörelse som i en ”svart låda”. I det här verket finns en sorts rastlös, rytmisk ro där kroppen tumlar runt som roterande i sig själv, i rörelsetangenternas dubbleringar av utfälld rörelse, av tidsförskjutningar, viktlöshet, drömspår. Titeln är explicit: Ge mig autonomitet och känn dig fri i allt.

 

Det är dans som bild, koreografi som fotografi och jag associerar själv gärna till Francesca Woodmans (1958-1982) fotografiska pionjärverk där hon löser upp både rummets och tidens kanter i upprepad instängdhet och frigörelse - men då i stillbild. Hos Persson är allt i rörelse. Det är ett verk i tänkvärd pendang till Jonas Dahlbergs Hall of Mirrors [...]  Hos Dahlberg finns bara rum och inga mänskliga kroppar, här hos Olof Persson finns kroppen som utan avbrott skapar ett eget rum. Det blir ett komprimerat möte med människans gravitation och dess motsats - levitation”

 

Mikael van Ries, Göteborgs-Posten.

”Den Göteborgsbaserade koreografen Olof Persson och hans medarbetare driver idén till sin spets i ett koncept byggt på en rad sekvenser, varav det senaste verket ”Me – every body, volume 2” innehåller sex stycken numrerade från 10 till 15. Varje sekvens låter i princip en liten, enkel pendelrörelse växa och vidgas till repetitiva fraser av rotationer med individuella förskjutningar och accelerationer. Ungefär som naturens mönster med sina upprepningar och lager. Dessutom bygger de elektroniska ljudbilderna som ackompanjerar varje del på inspelningar av dansarnas rörelser.”

 

Anna Ångström, Svenska Dagbladet.

 

 

“I den miljön anas sju dansare som partiklar i vad som synes vara ett fritt flöde. Men i varje sekvens uppstår en organisation, en övergripande rörelse som utvecklas och upprepas med variationer. Det är en form av utvecklingslära som Olof Persson initierar.”

 

Lis Hellström Sveningson, Göteborgs-Posten.

“Det fascinerande skapandet av ytterligare dimensioner i ett rum, med enbart användandet av ljus och styrkan på ljuset. Vilket var så svagt det gick i föreställningen. Därav kunde skuggspelet skapa illusionen, ibland rent av en hologramkänsla, av att rummet var längre och nästan oändligt. I mörkret mellan akterna framträdde ljusglimtar på dansörernas kroppar, skuggspel och en suggestiv känsla av det kroppsligt men starkt rumsligt lekfullt och medvetet strävande efter upplösningen av rummet. Jag gillade verkligen hur ljudet och rummet passade ihop och hur det skapade en avskalad sinnebild av fokusering, som att öppna en låda och få se något magiskt. Vi är vana med bildredigering, filmeffekter men detta var något mer sällsynt intryck dom flesta av oss får se.”

 

Sanjin Đumišić, Allt för Musik.

 

 

“Känslan för rörelse finns där i de minimala ljudstrukturerna, i det rum för fantasi som skapas av de rytmiska variationerna. Resultatet blir ett slags dans för tanken, musik för en virtuell arena där rörelsemönstren extrapolerats, mångfaldigats, transformerats.”

 

Magnus Haglund, Göteborgs-Posten.

”Olof Persson is famous for his work on moving images in performances, installations and video. Continuing the project Me - every body, a second volume will soon premiere, with six new sequences presenting new images, formations, sound works and movement structures, all placing the body in the centre.”

 

IdN World, Hong Kong.

 

 

“Ljudbilden är lyrisk, suggestiv och abstrakt. Det är ambient utan att bli tråkig, mycket tack vare den stora detaljrikedomen och de djupa, dynamiska perspektiven. De rytmiska sekvenserna, den suggestiva andhämtningen och de plötsliga riktningsförändringarna skvallrar om att detta är musik som har skrivit för en koreografi. Därigenom finns en inbyggd koppling till rum, rörelse, ljud och rytm.”

 

Christian Hörgren, Nutida Musik.

“One way to think of the body is as an architectural structure that houses an entire life. And since our lives are not static, it’s only natural that our bodies should move as well. The body in motion then becomes a performer that tells the story of a person’s life in real time. A series of performances conceived over a period of seven years by Olof Persson explored the relationship between body and movement in space and time.”

 

Sleek Magazine, 30, Sound | Silence, Berlin.

 

 

“Utgånspunkten för verket är den omöjlighet, den motsträvande kraft som verkar i sammansmältningen av det fysisk expressiva dansen och det digitala mediet. Ett försök att genom tekniken återskapa det tredimensionella rum där dansen har sin rätta identitet. Video och fotografi har från början varit betydelsefulla element inom den konceptuella konsten, som registerande medel och förmedlare mellan konstverk och betraktare. Men som ofta är fallet vill man här inte reducera dessa medel till att endast vara en osynlig iakttagare, ett bevismaterial. Istället skapas ett möte, en dans/videoinstallation. Det digitala mediet tränger sig in på den mänskliga kroppen genom att fragmentarisera dess rörelser till kortare sammanhängade sekvenser.

Det tredemensionella rum som dansaren befinner sig i blir tvådemensionellt på bilddukens yta. Men när betraktaren står i det mörka tomrum som spänner ut sig mellan de två dukarna, fångas man in i en artificiell rymd. Genom kameran ögon tillåts cirkulera kring dansaren och in i hans rörelser. Kameran blir aldrig nån anonym förmedlare utan understryker sin roll i mötet genom fragmentariserade rörelser och genom att beröva betrakarens sinnen på kompletta färg och ljudupplevelser. Video stjälper, hjälper och ommodulerar.”

 

Carina Krantz, Göteborgs-Posten.

 

 

“Genom nio sekvenser framträder mer av kroppen, oftast som fantasieggande fragment med ljuset som en lika viktig rytmisk bestämning som dansen. Nya rum växer fram och försvinner, någon helhet kan vi aldrig vara säkra på att fånga. Lika lite vet vi om vad som är upp och ner, eller hur många lemmar som faktiskt rör sig där i hörnet. Fascinerande och krävande.  Ljudbilderna är en genomgående brusatmosfär, med utskurna variationer för de olika rörelsemönstren.”

 

Lis Hellström Sveningson, Göteborgs-Posten.

 

2018

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2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

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2009

2008

14 march – 10 april 2018:

 

No.2 – No.3, Off the Wall series

Installation by Olof Persson and David Sabel, BITE Studios, Stockholm.

 

BITE Studios

Nordiska Kompaniet

 

 

12 – 15 april 2018:

 

No.2 – No.3, Off the Wall series

Installation by Olof Persson and David Sabel, Supermarket 2018, Stockholm.

 

Supermarket

 

 

21 – 22 april 2018:

 

No.4, Off the Wall series Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Konstrundan i Majorna, Göteborg.

 

Konstrundan i Majorna

11 – 14 may 2018:

 

No.4, Off the Wall series

Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Art Safari 2018, Bukarest.

 

Art Safari

 

 

18 june 2018:

 

DANCE OF DYING BREED

Release music video by Sonores. The artist Mathilda Frykberg in collaboration with Olof Persson.

 

Sonores

 

 

30 august – 1 september 2018:

 

No.4, Off the Wall series

Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Galerie W57, Dusseldorf.

 

Galerie W57

27– 30 september 2018:

 

RELEASE Movement Drawings

Release of fanzine with comic by the artists Camilla Boström, Marcelo Romero, Lina Brunhage and Johan Björkegren, Göteborgs Bokmässa, A03: 32G, Göteborg.

 

Göteborgs Bokmässa

 

 

28 –  29 september 2018:

 

No.4, Off the Wall series

Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Fylkingen, Stockholm.

 

Fylkingen

 

 

1 – 4 november 2018:

 

No.2 – No.3, Off the Wall series

Installation by Olof Persson and David Sabel, The Others Art Fair 2018, Turin.

 

The Others

30 November – 2 December 2017:

 

No.4, Off the Wall series

Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects in collaboration with the sound artist David Sabel, Live Action 12, Ringöns Konsthall.

 

Live Action

Ringöns Konsthall

 

 

23 September 2017:

 

No.1, Off the Wall series

Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects in collaboration with the sound artist David Sabel, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

David Sabel

3:e Våningen

3 – 11 June 2017:

 

No.4, Off the Wall series

Performance/ Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Dnipropetrovsk Museum of Art, Construction festival 2017.

 

Dnipropetrovsk Museum of Art

Construction festival

 

 

18 – 28 May 2017:

 

No.2 – No.3, Off the Wall series Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Art Safari 2017, Bucharest.

 

Art Safari

 

 

May 2017:

 

Dust: Work in progress for a new performance in collaboration with sound artist Robin Rimbaud/Scanner and fashion designer Helena Fredriksson/H Fredriksson.

 

Robin Rimbaud/Scanner

Helena Fredriksson/H Fredriksson

22 – 25 March 2017:

 

No.1, Off the Wall series

Performance/Installation by Olof Persson Projects in collaboration with the sound artist David Sabel, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

David Sabel

3:e Våningen

 

 

February – April 2017:

 

Work in progress with Movement Drawings – dance as comic in collaboration with the artists Camilla Boström, Marcelo Romero, Lina Brunhage and Johan Björkegren.

 

Johan Björkegren

Camilla Boström

Marcelo Romero

Lina Brunhage

15 December 2016:

 

Article about Movement Drawing Release of Koreografisk Journal #4 – theme documentation, article by Olof Persson about "Movement Drawings" – dance as comic.

 

Koreografisk Journal

 

 

16 – 19 November 2016:

 

No.1, Off the Wall series

Premiere on new performance / installation in collaboration with the sound artist David Sabel, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

David Sabel

3:e Våningen

 

 

22 October 2016:

 

Sweet and Strong

Performance / concert in collaboration with the sound artist Kajsa Magnarsson, Göteborg Art Sounds 2016.

 

Göteborg Art Sounds

Kajsa Magnarsson

6 – 7 August 2016:

 

Post-constructions

Exhibition with a new serie images and video work, Burö Konsthall, Konstvågen Öckeröarna.

 

Olof Persson Projects

 

 

January – June 2016:

 

Work in progress with Movement Drawings – dance as comic in collaboration with the artists Camilla Boström, Marcelo Romero, Lina Brunhage and Johan Björkegren.

 

Johan Björkegren

Camilla Boström

Marcelo Romero

Lina Brunhage

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 May 2016:

 

Me – every body, volume 1, the book. The book edition is now available at Malmö Konsthalls bokhandel. Essays by Vendela Grundell, Maria Mogren and Tor Billgren.

 

Malmö Konsthalls bokhandel

 

 

9 – 10 April 2016:

 

Me – every body, in a Billion Worlds. Performace / Installation by Olof Persson Projects, Konstrundan i Majorna 2016.

 

Konstrundan i Majorna

 

 

19 March 2016:

 

Untitled. Site-specific performance / concert in collaboration with the sound artist Kajsa Magnarsson,  K.R.O.P.P, Uppsala Consert House.

 

K.R.O.P.P

Kajsa Magnarsson

September – december 2015:

 

Work in progress with Off the Wall series, new installation/performance in collaboration with David Sabel, sound artist.

 

David Sabel

 

 

13 October 2015:

 

Have recieved grant by The Arts Grants Committee in Sweden.

 

 

15 – 26 June 2015:

 

The World Center In The Periphery: Collaboration projects with Melbourne based choreographer Phillip Adams and sound artist Pierre Proske at Melbourne Media Lab and The Substation in Melbourne.

 

Balletlab     Digital Star

8 June 2015:

 

Me – every body, volume 1, the book: The book edition is now available in online store. Essays by Vendela Grundell, Maria Mogren and Tor Billgren.

 

Olof Persson Projects

 

 

20 – 21 March 2015:

 

Me – every body, in a Billion Worlds: Performance by Olof Persson Projects, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg.

 

Göteborgs Konsthall

 

 

20 March 2015:

 

Me – every body, volume 1, the book: Essays by Vendela Grundell, Maria Mogren, Tor Billgren. Official release at Göteborgs Konsthall, following the performance "Me - every body, in a Billion Worlds".  The book is released by Olof Persson Projects in a limited edition.

 

Olof Persson Projects

17 January – 29 March 2015:

 

Art Wars Sweden – Turning The Dark Side Onto The Art Side: Exhibition with 20 artists in collaboration with Ben Moore / Art Below / Art Wars, Missing People and Missing Tom, 3:e Våningen – Center for Contemporary Art, Göteborg.

 

3:e Våningen   Art Wars   Missing People

 

 

January – november 2015:

 

Work in progress with Take me higher, new performance-projects in collaboration with T.S.R, Robert Ek, Gun Lund and Torun Odlöw.

 

Olof Persson Projects

 

18 October 2014:

 

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner x Olof Persson Projects: Afternoon program with artist talk, performance and concert, Göteborgs Art Sounds 2014.

 

Göteborg Art Sounds

 

 

27 September 2014:

 

Me – every body, volume 2: performance by Olof Persson Projects, Kulturhuset i Ytterjärna.

 

Kulturhuset i Ytterjärna

17 – 19 September 2014:

 

Me — every body, volume 2: performance by Olof Persson Projects, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

3:e Våningen

 

 

22 May 2014:

 

 

Have recieved City of Göteborg Cultural Award 2014, Göteborg.

 

 

10 – 11 April 2014:

 

Pacific! x Olof Persson Projects: Narcissus by Pacific!, the festival Spectacles Sauvages, Le studio Le Regard du Cygne, Paris.

 

Le studio Le Regard du Cygne

21 January 2014:

 

Elektron x Olof Persson Projects:  collaboration with Elektron, in the release of their hybrid drum machine "Analog Rytm".

 

Elektron

 

 

18 – 30 January 2014:

 

Dido & Aeneas: choreography in commission to Utomjordiska’s opera production “Dido och Aeneas”,Directed by Per Buhre, Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg.

 

Röda Sten Konsthall

28 November – 8 December 2013:

 

Give me autonomy and feel free: Exhibition by Olof Persson, In shadow 2013, Lisboa.

 

In shadow

 

 

7 November 2013:

 

Me – every body, volume 2 reviews with images and text in Svenska Dagbladet.

 

Svenska Dagbladet

 

 

5 – 7 November 2013:

 

Me — every body, volume 2: Performance by Olof Persson, Dansens Hus, Stockholm

 

Dansens Hus

28 September 2013

 

Me — every body, volume 2: Participant in Göteborg Art Sounds 2013.

 

Göteborg Art Sounds

 

 

20 September – 25 October 2013:

 

Me – every body, volume 2: Opening of new performance by Olof Persson, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

3:e Våningen

 

 

11 – 16 June 2013:

 

Two Room: Performance / Installation / Video by Olof Persson and Hannes A Brandulv, Festival:display 2013, Weld, Stockholm.

 

Festival:display   Weld

12 – 14 April 2013:

 

Me - every body, volume 1: Performance by Olof Persson, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

3:e Våningen

 

 

5 – 6 April 2013:

 

Me - every body, volume 1: Performance by Olof Persson, Fylkingen, Stockholm.

 

Fylkingen

 

 

4 March 2013:

 

Have recieved a project support from The Arts Grants Committee.

18 November 2012:

 

The exhibition Give me autonomy and feel free reviews in Göteborgs-Posten.

 

Göteborgs-Posten

 

 

27 November 2012 – 20 January 2013:

 

Give me autonomy and feel free: Exhibition by Olof Persson, 3:e Våningen, Göteborg.

 

3:e Våningen

 

 

29 August – 1 September 2012:

 

Participant at Internationale Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf, one of the world's most important fairs for dance.

 

Internationale Tanzmesse Düsseldorf

1 June 2012:

 

Sequence 10: Participant in Göteborg Art Sounds 2012 / Elektroacoustic landscape.

 

Göteborg Art Sounds

 

 

April – June 2012:

 

Experimental work with new installation / performance.

 

 

22 April 2012:

 

Me - every body, volume 1 reviews in Nutida Musik 3/2011-2012. With image and text on page 64 in the section listen.

 

Nutida Musik

3 April 2012:

 

Have recieved a project support from Swedish Arts Council.

 

 

October 2011 – February 2012:

 

Experimental work with new installation / performance.

4 – 9 October 2011:

 

Narcissus by Pacific! on tour: The performance Narcissus by Pacific! feat. Maja Gödicke & Olof Persson, tour Dansstationen, Malmö and MDT, Stockholm.

 

Dansstationen    MDT

 

 

30 June 2011:

 

"Me - every body, volume 1" is recommended in Sleek Magazine 30 "Sound | Silence". With image and text on page 225 in the section Further Reading, a connection is made to architectural structures and the relation between body, movement and time in the project.

 

Sleek Magazine

16 June 2011:

 

Have recieved project support from Kulturbryggan.

 

 

26 May 2011:

 

Me - every body, volume 1: The soundtrack edition Me - every body, volume 1 is now available to order online. LP and CD in a limited edition with nine sound works by Robin Rimbaud / Scanner, Pierre Proske / Grimus, Mike Skinner and Jean-Louis Huhta.

 

Olof Persson Projects

9 February – 11 March 2011:

 

Me - every body, volume 1: Opening of the performance Me - every body + soundtrack release at the art stage 3:e våningen, Göteborg, Sweden.

 

3:e Våningen

 

 

8 February 2011:

 

Have recieved the project support PRONTO, Göteborg Cultural Affairs for Me - every body volume 1.

27 November 2010 - 2 January 2011:

 

MD no 2: Participant in the group exhibition "Också vidare" at Museum of Örebro, Örebro, Sweden. Curator: Peter Ekström.

 

Örebro Länsmuseum

 

 

29 October – 1 November 2010:

 

Narcissus by Pacific!: The performance Narcissus by Pacific! feat. El Perro del Mar & Olof Persson. Atalante, Göteborg.

 

Atalante    Pacific!

23 October 2010:

 

Participant in the opening of 3:e våningen (3rd floor), Göteborg's new art stage.

 

3:e våningen

 

 

September – October 2010:

 

Experimental work with new installation / performance.

 

 

5 August 2010:

 

Narcissus by Pacific!: release of music video to the singel Narcissus in commission to the electropop-duo Pacific! and the record label Vulture, Paris.

 

Vulture

2 April 2010:

 

MD 1: image from upcoming image series "Movement drawings" is publicated in the magazine / art project "Pervert Sketch" in limited edition, curated by Westberg / Spåman Gallery. Release at Hey, it's Enrico Pallazzo.

 

Hey, it's Enrico Pallazzo

 

 

January – February 2010:

 

Experiment -and- development work of new serie images and video work.

25 – 28 November 2009:

 

Sequence 3 and 10: Participant in the program "From America With Love" at 24 Square - The Green Room in Göteborg. Curator: Torbjörn Stenberg.

 

24 Kvadrat - The Green Room

 

 

3 November 2009:

 

Have recieved Adlerbert artist grant, Adlerbert foundation by Gnistan Society.

6 july – 25 September 2009:

 

Narcissus by Pacific!: Create performance to the Riksteater-production "Narcissus" in commission to the electropop-duo Pacific!.

 

Riksteatern    Pacific!

 

 

June 2009:

 

Experiment -and- development work of new serie images and video work.

 

 

 

26 – 29 March 2009:

 

In absence of light: One of 10 international artists invited to participant in "The Color Palate Project" at Monkey Town in New York. Curator: Helena Fredriksson.

 

Monkey Town

 

 

13 – 15 March 2009:

 

Sequence 10: Participant in the program "CABARET DES SIGNES #4" at Le studio Le Regard du Cygne in Paris. Curator: Fabrice Dugied.

 

Le studio Le Regard du Cygne

6 – 9 November 2008:

 

Me – every body: Premiere of the new work Me – every body at Atalante in Göteborg.

 

Atalante

 

 

7 October – 1 November 2008:

 

Oxygen° - videoversion: Participant in the group exhibition Monologs at Animal gallery in Santiago de Chile. Curator: Elisa Eliash

 

Animal gallery

21 August 2008:

 

Me – every body: Preview of the new work Me – every body in Göteborg International Dance and theatre festival as a part of the program MER at Göteborg Opera House, Göteborg.

 

Göteborg International Dance

and theatre festival

 

 

29 – 30 May 2008:

 

Monologs: Oxygen° - videoversion, the international theatre -and -videoproject Monologs, festival Salento Negroamaro in Lecce, Italy. Curator: Elisa Eliash

 

Monologs

18 – 19 April 2008:

 

Oxygen° - Videoversion: groupexhibition, Prisma Performance Festival, Norrköping.

 

Prisma Performance Festival

 

 

2008:

 

Have recieved a stimulus and development means, The Department of Arts and Cultural Development, The region of West Sweden.

 

Have recieved a project support from The Arts Grants Committee in Sweden.

Activity

2018 — 2008

 

Olof Persson

Projects

Olof Persson Projects

A trans-disciplinary team, based in Göteborg, headed by the artist Olof Persson. With varying contributors, the group’s function is to elaborate artistic ideas and commissions. The long-term work process is an important part of the activity and the basic artistic idea is based on the body and the movement's structure and complexity.

 

  The activity is based in a studio / workshop and at the art center 3:e Våningen (3rd floor). The studio / workshop allows for experimental work in the initial phase of sketching, modelling, calculations, video and image processing. At 3:e Våningen experimental work and production of material and scenography are carried out in the phases of development. Most often this is the venue where the works are premiered.

 

   Performances, installations and video works have been presented at galleries, art centers, museums, stages and festivals around the world: in Paris, New York, Göteborg, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Santiago de Chile, Malmö, Lisboa and more.

 

   It is important for the process to meet people that can provide the right shape to the ideas. A wide range of collaborations with professionals of various kinds occur: dancers, composers / sound artists /

musicians, photographers, lighting designers, costume designers / fashion designers, architects, graphic designers, writers, technicians and manufacturers in various fields, etc.

 

   Collaborators are: Robin Rimbaud / Scanner (Tate Modern), Helena Fredriksson / H Fredriksson (New York Fashion week), Pierre Proske / Grimus (Ars Electronica Futurelab), Lina Räftegård (The Royal Danish Theatre), Mike Skinner (MoMa PS1) Lisa Alm (Fashion Deluxe), Camilla Blomgren (Aoki), Jean-Louis Huhta (Skull Defekts), Rebecca Evanne (Helsinki City Theatre), Madeleine Strandberg (Göteborg Opera House), Hannes A Brandulv (Göteborg International Film Festival), Karl-Wilhelm Björk (Vivienne Westwood), Nora Takada Wigzell, Lotta Lipsanen, Maria Kivelä, Elisa Locci (Video Monologs), Sara Assbring (El Perro Del Mar), Daniel Högberg and Björn Synneby (Pacific!, Apflickorna), Diana Orving, Nina Andersson (Bon Magazine) and others.

 

   Current work and projects are supported by Göteborg Cultural Affairs, The Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Arts Council, Kulturbryggan, Frispel and Region of West Sweden. The studio is supported by Göteborg Cultural Affairs.

 

Contact

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Olof Persson

olof[at]olofperssonprojects.net

 

Studio Contact

 

Olof Persson Projects

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SE-414 52 Göteborg

Sweden

 

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Robert Ek

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Sweden

 

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