Åsa Cederqvist (b.1975) works has a performative foundation and is expressed through video, sculpture, installation and performative add-ons, so-called extensions, and in an interface containing all of those elements. Her work often portrays bodily, interpersonal and material transactions during constant on-going creation and valuation. Through negotiations between virtual/ digital and physical states, Cederqvist strives to complicate the viewer’s reading to embrace a fluidity and yet presence. For the past five years, Åsa’s practice has explored co-creation processes as well as the conditions and possibilities of playing – whereby she explored presence, vulnerability, trust and a kind of everyday magic. She has explored how one can create new materials and approaches that could work sustainably and critically – and at the same time, challenge and stretch methods, aesthetic hierarchies and expectations. One result of this is the film (and the spatial presentation) Mama Dada Gaga, as well as the latest exhibitions Some Kind of Metabolism and In Natura. 2004-2011 Åsa worked as a film director of commercials and music videos, 2010-2020 as a lecturer in textiles and art (Konstfack).
Mama Dada Gaga