BERG = SKÅNBERG & HALLBERG
The Swedish artists Ami Skånberg & Anna Viola Hallberg have collaborated since 2022. They have made workshops, interventions, collective performances and turned them into video projects. In addition, they are sharing studio at BKN. >>>
In April 2023, they held the workshop WALKING IS ALSO SPACE in Korpoström Finland with One by Walking Network. In May 2023, they were in Indonesia and made the projets FAKK THE SISTEM, MUD (working title) and CONSEQUENCES. In July the same year, Hallberg was the curator for TRICKLE-ART IN THE RIVER, Norrtälje Sweden where Skånberg participated with two performances SURIASHI FOR NORRTÄLJE and TERRITORY. In August, they have several works in the exhibition BECOMING LANDSCAPE, including a SURIASHI FOR BONN at DasEssZimmer - Raum für Kunst+ in Bonn, Germany.
In September and October they curate the residency program WALKING AS PRACTICE for BKN, Björkö, Sweden. >>>
They both have walking as integral parts of their practices.
Ami Skånbergs artistic interests are practice-led and concern Japanese dance, screendance, gender codified movement practice, non-hierarchical treatment of global dance techniques, and auto-ethnographic accounts from within the practice. Her debut film won an honorary mention at VidéoDanseGrandPrix in Paris 1995. A collection of her films are released by Njutafilms. For her PhD thesis in Dance at University of Roehampton, she researched suriashi as a socially engaged practice. Ami is the current Head of M.A.D.E – Master Dance Education at the Stockholm University of the Arts, and also works at the University of Gothenburg. She has held keynotes at NoFoD, Latvian Academy of Music and Dance, University of Philippines, Royal College of Art (UK) and University of Bologna. studiobuji.com
The works by Anna Viola Hallberg include thorough research and are presented in art installations with fluid and multiple ways of interpretation. Video, photography, sound and text are used for installations or interventions. She is socially and politically engaged. Often the duration of work stretch over several years of commitment. Central is her approach to everyday life and the rendering of collective memory and social justice topics. Hallberg has been working with and/or exhibiting on with these thematics in Russia, the US, Sweden, Belarus, Mexico, Austria, Lebanon, Ukraine and Germany. Hallberg also works as a curator on socially engaged topics. She is the in-house curator for BKN residency program in Northern Stockholm Archipelago. annaviolahallberg.com