Carina Ahlskog, visual artist and performance artist from Nykarleby, Finland. She has a background in modern dance, which means that in her artistic practice she is investigating the moving body and choreography in the context of contemporary art.
Ahlskog’s interest lies in how the moving body finds its place in the visual art context. A context that may not be best suited for dance, but which opens up for new exciting challenges. How can the body be handled as an object? How can an object be choreographing the body? By using the visual art context as a venue for choreography and dance she explore her surroundings, a search for new bodily movements where the meeting and the presence are central and the tension lies in the interaction that occurs. She is looking for a dialogue with her environment. Something she calls ”Embodied Spaces”. It is especially the everyday gestures that fascinates her. By using familiar element, minimizing and excluding other elements she want to give a different view of what it means to be human.
”What interests me is to pick out a detail and make a whole story about it.”
Impulses – a dialogue between a mother and a son
Impulses is a collaboration between Carina Ahlskog and her 18-year-old son and musician, William Ahlskog. It is a meeting where they enter into a dialogue with each other’s art expressions; live performance and sound design /drums. A parallel is drawn to the different stages of life where roles change as life passes by.