Category Archives: Early Works

Closer to the Sun (2002)

arrangement with:
Drawings and paintings from children  (3-7 years)
Drawings and paintings from elderly people (75-90 years)
Ultraviolet flourecent light
Daylight flourecent light
Coloured flourecent light
Two video sequences
Improvised piano sound

exhibited at:  Tapper-Popermajer Gallery , Malmö (2002), commissioned work

CTTS_child1_parti_action_flChildren in action, two days before the opening.

“…There is a trivial sense in which everything is at least potentially conscious.
Any particle can convert to a photon which can undergo photosynthesis and get
incorporated into, say, a lettuce leaf, and up in my brain, which I know is conscious.
So even if we don’t obviously live in a world in which everything is conscious,
we live in a world where everything is potentially conscious… ”
Liane Gabora, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 9, No. 8, 2002, pp. 3-29


Installation spaces:
Room 1: Daylight – Children’s paintings and bright flourecent light (will contain some UV-radiation)
Room 2: Yellow – Two videos and sound from a piano improvisation in a yellow room
Room 3: UV light – Eldery’s paintings and UV-flourecent light

Children paints before the exhibit

Video still image from computer animated video using AL algorithms with a Sun in it. (Re-cycled from the video work “The Replicator” (2000))

 Audio except from the improvised piano


Video still image from a robot making typical robot movements with a paper sun

Painting by Woman around 85 years old

Painting by Woman around 92 years old

CTTS_docu_3_table_wall2ALLPaintings and table

Exhibition infosheets (visitors introduction to the piece)
English, pdf >>>>>>>
Swedish, pdf >>>>>>>

In news:
Regional TV4 video clip

Special thanks to:
All at Björkhagen’s day nursery!
Kryddgården, Malmö City Geriatric Care
All other participants, old as young
ABB University, Robot Training Centre, Västerås, Sweden
Robot Support/Direction: Wibeke Hansson,
Robot Support/Assistance: Irene Wilhelmson
Applied Robot Programming: Mikael Aineskog
Emil Welin, Philips Light, Sweden

The continuum of Time/Tidens Gång (2002)

Installation and performance with: Four channel sound installation with water sounds, chlorine smell, performance (sweeping the floor, acting as a swimming-pool attendant), floating lines, bathing toys. (site specific)

exhibited: VLT press, Västerås, Time limited exposure, commissioned

”The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-
embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which
are,and then are not: this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb, for we have no
word to speak about it.” Thomas Carlyle (1795 –1881)


Play and fluidity
This event and sound installation was a commissioned work for VLT-Press in their new large space for their large daily paper press.  The flow character of the industry in printing daily papers was taken into consideration when hanging the long floating lines.


Typical smell and watch out!
I cleaned the floor with a slight dilution of chlorine used in swimming pools during exhibit. I warned people to not go so close to the blue fictive pools and blowing in a whistle.

Text available during the exhibit (Swedish) pdf  >>>>>

This work was curated by Joachim Granit, Färgfabriken


Year Clock (2002)


arrangement with:
Installed working year clock (IC controlled LED display), poem in connection to clock (variates on site).

exhibited at:
”Artists, Junkies and Adventures”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm,2002

“…our entire concept of time is dependent on an understanding of periodicity. Time is depending on night and day, the periodic rotations of the plantets, the stars, the periodic functions of our bodies and the seasons, all of these various periodic events, and without them we really have no concept of time. Time is really a very important aspect of universal structure.What I have learned is it goes very slowly.”

La Monte Young (interviewed by David Toop, Ocean of Sound -Serpent’s Tail, London 1995- p.178-179)


C controlled LED display sign at the entrance floor of Kulturhuset, Stockholm and a poem on a wall under the clock.

Formless  time
We try our best to match our life with our society, sometimes forgetting our relation to larger cycles since we are so occupied with our smaller cycles. The need for the extra large clock in this space demanded for an afterthought and polarization. Time can be seen as emptiness in its most formless non-material state. The slow movement of the digital display had a relation to its over-informative character .
Poem under the clock:


Variations for 736 Red, Green and Yellow (2001) Chicago


Arrangement with: Modified sound recording; two glossy large photography photographs from a thrift store; two cut pieces of wood; plastic flowers in a bag; green decorative tape; red, green, and yellow paper clips; backsides of three books about american birds for children in red, green, and yellow (called the green book of American birds and so on).

Forced abstraction in the mystical realm of order
What was it that became easier? All information is highly in detail presented, but the key to reading it has been lost, maybe even not existed. The observer is continuously bounded to see the things as themselves, to come back to the piece as a turn, back to ’materia prima’:

”First we bring together then we putrefy, we break down what has been putrifi ed, we purify the divided, we unite the purified and harden it. In this way is One made from man and woman.”
(Büchlein vom Stein der Weisen, 1778)

Sound played:
“Where do you come from?”
The sound source was taken from a recording about how to educate your children in the topic sex from the 40-50’s USA. The sound is heavily edited.

mp3 (7.2 MB)

This piece is dedicated to the Italian composer and poet (messenger to use his own terms) Giacinto Scelsi.

Personal reflections about the piece:
English version pdf >>>>>>
Swedish version pdf >>>>>>

All the times + grejs (2001)

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mixed medias: photography, slideshow, papers, smell, explanatory text etc.

Exhibited at: Gallery Båstadsgatan fyra, Malmö (2001)

Part H3: Actual persons missing at the WTC disaster (, now offline)
There was 117 portraits in the slideshow combined with words (pain, winner, planetary, double standard, manipulate etc.) translated into Farsi ( 25 different words in Farsi appeared in the slideshow.


Parts and wholes in the history of now
This work was a result of my process with my conceptual piece: Registered times on all digital watches and clocks with numbers I looked at between 11.44.22 AM (07/31 1999) and 1.44 AM (10/05 2000) and the enforcement of power in the WTC catastrophe and the predictable results from it.

The more or less confusing setup was made in three large elements and ten connecting parts. Episodes was interlinked with formal aspects and descriptions in the manual. The attitude was playful and provocating in how the relation between the parts was oriented in the manual. It was using a descriptive language, but ends up in the visitor’s choice of relevance.

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The manual of an explanation
This text was written in about the same manner as in my piece “Party for the rabbit”. Describing carefully every item in the setup and making conncetions. The motivation is to try for the visitor to come closer to the pretty abstract topics that one usually tries to glance through since they are of a quite non-physical character.

“Manual” English pdf >>>>>>>
“Manual” Swedish pdf >>>>>>


outside view, Gallery Båstadsgatan

Part H1: Large sheets of times wiht paper notes

Part H2: photographs with damages from flight

Part H3: slideshow with symbolic arrangement

Some related works:
Registered times on all digital watches and clocks with numbers I looked at between 11.44.22 AM (07/31 1999) and 1.44 AM (10/05 2000) Chronological and sorted  (2000)

Variations for 736, Red Green and Yellow (2001)

Studies for Wm. Caxton’s fest 1484 (2001)

Party for the Rabbit (2000)