Acne Studios SS21 campaign by Anders Edström.
On-set/Field recordings in the Stockholm archipelago and final mix of six soundscapes.
16mm video and still images shoot at Södra Stavsudda, Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden.
Digitalized 8mm film, stereo sound.
Steel, concrete, granite, quartz, slate, till, polyester, pigment, taxidermied snowy owl
Sound: Robin Rådenman
8mm film: Karl-Erik Thörnqvist
In the installation Big Science, Small Country, Thörnqvist revisits the evacuation route his grandfather helped construct as part of the Esrange Space Center in the 1960s. North of Övre Soppero, o the E45 motorway, this gravel road extends even further into remoteness towards “Crash-zone B”, the area where possible space debris was intended to crash, disregarding the Sami villages located there for the winter.
Through his grandfather’s gaze, Thörnqvist portrays an infrastructural project implicated both in the arms race of the Cold War, and in the wider project of earthly as well as planetary expansion. The work asks questions about the existential consequences that follow in the wake of technological progress.
In 1970, the first Chinese satellite Dong Fang Hong I passed over Norrbotten. One of its tasks was to broadcast the national anthem with the same name (The East is Red). For the work Big science small country, Robin Rådenman has produced and fed a software system with the satellite transmission and based on the results composed a new piece of music. The original notes remain but are fragmented and out of line, randomly falling into a kind of artificial improvisation.
The work is produced in collaboration with the Resource Centre for Art and Swedish Lapland AiR.
Two sound excerpts from the installation:
A film by Anders Edström.
Creative Director: Jop van Bennekom, Styling: Eliza Conlon, Sound design: Robin Rådenman
On-set recording, soundtrack composition and final mix, Stereo, 4.27 minutes.
Official launch video for the release of Henzel Studio Collaboration at Barneys New York. Exclusive collection of handmade art rugs.
Video edit and all sound by Robin Rådenman, 2014
INVERSES is the tale of a nomadic cardboard box whose inner life unfolds on the outside. Told from a first person point-of-view, our character’s journey is a study on the nature of thoughts and feelings, of hope and memory, of discovery and loss – things which often exist as two sides of the same coin, though the distinctions between them are never quite so clear.The storybook, written byand illustrated by , also serves as the foundation for INVERSES as a multi-sensory project. The complete package of items includes a soundtrack of soundscapes by with songs by , a trio of bespoke scents by , plus graphic design by to tie it all together. Like stars in a constellation, each component of INVERSES can stand alone, but together they form a narrative experience greater than the sum of its parts. INVERSES is everything in between.
A series of four soundscapes, Digital/CD, 2015. Listen to the complete soundtrack here