waterside contemporary is pleased to present Calm before storm, with Hans Rosenström, Nikita Kadan, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Marinella Senatore, anonymous, Kamen Stoyanov, Mounira Al Solh, Oreet Ashery, Iván Argote, Nick Hornby, Núria Güell, Nicoline van Harskamp, and Marianna Christofides.
Between more substantial projects that are more emblematic of his practice, Hans Rosenström has been passing time by drawing storm clouds, and elsewhere composing the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the now scarce Letraset. The two works by Rosenström are presented in the gallery unfinished, their making interrupted by the exhibition, and perhaps by weather, or political events.
Rosenström’s artistic practice combines site-specific, spatial installations with sound, text, light and constructed elements. Questioning the place of the viewer in his installations, Rosenström sees their presence as pivotal for the existence of the work and only then an allowing for a psychological and physical experience within a specific moment or space can exist. This exploration of our physical surroundings provokes an emotional response, addressing and contemplating issues of isolation, group cohesion, privacy and spectatorship.