Johannes Heldén’s interdisciplinary works deals with artificial intelligence, ecology, poetry, science fiction, sentience, nature and interactive narrative structures. He is the author of sixteen books, the most recent being New New Hampshire & Clouds, 2017, and Astroecology, 2016. Astroecology was published simultaneously in three languages, made into an interdisciplinary performance at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, and into a digital artwork published by Bonniers Konsthall. He has published four music albums and seven interactive online works of poetry and visual art.
Johannes Heldén has exhibited work at the Riga Biennial; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others. He is the recipient of the inaugural N. Katherine Hayles Award.johanneshelden.com
Residents from Sweden
Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen is a Helsinki-based collective of three artists working in the fields of music, theatre, sculpture and time-based arts. Their research-oriented and multi-disciplinary practice has as its main focal point the tension between historical narratives and the uncertain borderlands between scientific facts, myths and imagination.
Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen have exhibited work at Sinne Gallery, Helsinki; Helsinki International Artist Programme; and Kunsthalle Helsinki, among others.
Residents from Finland
Allard van Hoorn
Allard van Hoorn investigates relationships to our environment incorporating the disciplines of architecture, design, music and dance. He visually, acoustically and spatially transcodes our usage and perception of cities and nature in order to question preconceptions and experiences of the spaces we live and work in. Through mapping and the subsequent re-ordering of embedded rituals, rules and routines in buildings and public spaces, he allows for reinterpretation of form and function taking into account the inherent impossibility of complete description of our world by manmade systems.
Allard van Hoorn (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1968) has been shown at biennials in cities including Istanbul, Shenzen and Gwangju. His work has also been shown at the de Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Pinakothek der Moderne, Zurich; the Moore Space, Miami; MoCA and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Art Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Gasworks, London; CCCB, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre, Berlin and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He currently collaborates as Outpost with OfficeUS, the official participation of the United States at the Venice Architectural Biennial. He tutors at the Architectural Association in London.allardvanhoorn.com