Daniel Rydh has studied fine art at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht in Netherlands and pedagogics at Umeå University in Sweden.
Anna Sörenson received her BFA from Umeå Art Academy and MFA from Pratt Institute, New York supported by her Fulbright Scholarship. 2014 she graduated from a.pass, a yearlong post-master program in performance art in Brussels, Belgium
FRAME OF RESEARCH
We are the artist duo Rydh/Sörenson and we have been working togethe at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm since 2012. Our main concerns are the activating the art audience. Our aim is to continue with our project “Environmental Ephemerals,” situations we create in public space and to continue to work with our installations; putting together material to general visual interactions.
We called them Environmental Ephemerals
; a situation created for a specific location where our interaction changes the environment for the moment it takes place. We document it as research for installations, both permanent and temporary. We work with all parts of the process together, from finding new material; making experiments to scouting locations we want to work in. When we build indoor installations, we work carefully with the space we are in. We want to create artwork where both we and the viewer have to take a moment to use all our senses, to feel that the art work is created by our presence and not only a already finished art object. The experiments, how we use the different elements in the installations, the room and models of presentation is a constant on going dialog between the two of us, a dialog we want the viewer to feel apart of. For us, working in a public art museum, this is politically critical for us