ABOUT

Since 2010 I have been developing an art- and research practice which is concerned with interdependencies and interrelationships between beings, things, and phenomena, as well as philosophical and practical questions about how we live today, have lived in the past, and may live in the future.

Up to now my work has included studying human relationships to fire, cultivating and cooking aquatic plants, research on relationships between bees and humans, and engagements with social and ecological cultivation initiatives.

Through my work I attempt to highlight problems of contemporary urgency as well as potential solutions to these problems, in this I often refer to academic and scientific research. I also attempt to deal with philosophical questions by using artistic methods such as working with images and metaphors.

The projects I pursue are usually of a research character and bring together multiple fields of practice and study. I often work within art contexts and in collaboration with artists, but I also collaborate with experts and amateurs from other fields, such as scientists, farmers, chefs, and nonprofit organizations.

Past and present collaborators include; Advocate of Social Change (SE), Art Lab Gnesta (SE), The Azolla Foundation (UK), Campo Adentro / Inland (ES), COAL (FR) & Domaine De Chamarande (FR), Commoning Times (US), The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University (SE), DKTUS (SE), Dome of Visions (SE), Earth Organisation for Sustainability (SE), Eggeby gård / Järva Folkets Park (SE), Flatbread Society (US / BE), Food along Food along National Tourist Roads Norway (NO), Futurefarmers (US), Färgfabriken (SE), Green Free Will (SE), Grizedale Arts (UK), Halikonlahti Green Art (FI), Hästa gård / 4H (SE), Konstfack (SE), Konstfrämjandet (SE), Kultivator (SE), Maretopia (SE), My Villages (DE, NL) & Umeå Pantry (SE), The Norwegian Gastronomical Institute (NO), Oslo Apiary & Aviary (NO), RIXC (LV), Rogaland Kunstsenter (NO), Slakthusområdets hembygdsförening (SE), Slakthusatljéerna (SE), The Space Agriculture Task Force at JAXA (JP), The Swedish Museum of Natural History (SE), The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE), Tensta konsthall (SE), Ullandhaug Ecological Farm (NO), Under tallarna (SE), Verkligheten (SE) & Survival Kit (SE), Vintervikens trädgård (SE).

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CONTACT

Erik Sjödin
Slakthusateljéerna
Bolidenvägen 22
SE-121 63 Stockholm
SWEDEN

mail(at)eriksjodin.net
Phone: +46 739 812 890