Hans Rosenström + Stormglas: Off Seasons

2016’s CHART SPECIAL ART PROGRAM premieres Off Seasons – a collaborative project between Finnish-Swedish artist Hans Rosenström and the Danish artist duo Stormglas (Andreas Borregaard and Mikkel Sørensen). Off Seasons is a reinterpretation of Stormglas’ sound work ‘Seasons’ (2013), for which Borregaard and Sørensen commissioned four Nordic composers to each create a contemporary interpretation of one our four seasons; ‘Sprout’ by Rasmus Zwicki (DK), ‘L’estate – summer from hell’ by Fredrik Österling (S), ‘Autumn’ by Sunleif Rasmussen (FO) and ‘Wenn es winter ist’ by Martin Rane Bauck (N).

Rosenström has reworked these four compositions into one multi-channel sound installation for the Yellow Courtyard at Charlottenborg. Hereby, Off Seasons takes threads from Stormglas’ original work and provides a new sensory and spatial experience of the music to the viewer. The installation, a minimal landscape that balances between nurture and neglect, springs from Rosenströms fascination of the cyclical conditions that appear in nature and our cultures constant strive to cultivate and master them.

Off Seasons is supported by Svenska kulturfonden (The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland), Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, the Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark, The Danish Arts
Foundation and Helsinki Contemporary.


Hans Rosenström (b. 1978, Lohja; Finland) lives and works in London. Hans Rosenström’s practice centres around installations, often through an engagement in a given environment. He utilises a diverse range of media, from architectural interventions to the tactile qualities of sound, to create intimate and psychologically charged situations where the presence of the spectator often plays the main role.

Rosenström was born in Finland 1978 and holds an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. Recent and notable group exhibitions include: The Vanishing Point of History, L’Été Photographique de Lectoure, France (2015), Theater of the Mind, Cranbrook Art Museum, USA (2014), Nouvelles Vagues: The Black Moon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Art of Memory, Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2013), Sequences VI, Real Time Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland (2013). His latest solo exhibitions were two commissions by Finnish art foundation Pro Artibus for their galleries in Helsinki and Ekenäs (2015). In 2015 he was nominated for Ars Fennica.

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