I hope all is well with you
Letters, 2013-ongoing


Where is the art and when? And as supplementary question - Where is the audience and when? This is the starting-point of I hope all is well with you. During two months in Iceland in 2013, I wrote one letter a day which was sent to different parts of the world. The receivers (the audience) consisted of my closest friends and family, people I had never met, and others in between. Through various channels (such as Facebook, email and word of mouth), anyone could express their interest in participating.

In addition to the questions asked in the previous paragraph, I am interested in text as format. In my complicated relationship to writing, I am curious about text’s ability to create spaces and contexts that forces the frames of time. Can I, despite my amateur writing, use this medium to get access to these spaces?

I hope all is well with you is ongoing and if you whish to recieve a letter please write to me at or Spannlandsgatan 6, 41479 Gothenburg, Sweden

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  Place as product
Webpage, 2016

Snowglobe with lake water from Sörmland is your guide to the product Sörmland. We take you by the hand and show you the right way in the jungle of destination development. What does it mean to commercialize a place? And what happens in and through the process when this product is produced and presented? -->

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  The feminist machine
Installation, 2015


In The feminist machine the bicycle wheel is a female symbol which, along with quotations from the 1890s to the present, forms a story about the bicycle's role and importance for women's emancipation.

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  Med hälsningar från Norrköping
(With Greetings from Norrköping)

Installation, 2013-2014


Commission for Norrköping Art Museum’s 100th year anniversary exhibition ”Acting in the City”.

During three months I photographed all facades within the town’s (tourist) centre map. While loosing myself in the small detail I slowly worked my way through the private, semi-public and public spaces of Norrköping.
In the installation for the exhibition the photos were presented as postcards
(1 495 facades/cards). The address where the photo had been taken was printed on the back of each card. One of the aims with the work was to present an alternative reading of the town that could hopefully stimulate new interpretations.

During the exhibition period (28th of September 2013 - 5th of January 2014), the visitors were invited to leave their trace in the installation by writing on the postcards.

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Ekenäs. En faktabok
Tammisaari. Kietokirja
Ekenäs. A book of facts

Text, 2014


Ekenäs. A book of facts is a book about the Finnish town Ekenäs (Tammisaari), it is full of contradictions, seemingly irrelevant information and serious facts. Everything presented in the book is based on what has been told to me, what others have written and what I’ve experienced in the town. Those who contributed to the book have not been aware of this. The book contains only text
and no pictures.

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Two channel video installation, 2012

Exhibition view: "Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment", Arter, 2013. Photo: Cem Turgay.

In Compliments you see Merve Ertufan and me next to each other looking towards the viewer. For one hour, we give each other compliments, the recipient of the compliment may not comment on it. In the beginning, the compliments are honest and cordial but as time passes they become sarcastic and exaggerated. While a compliment is an act of kindness, it is also a testament to what one values, admires or envies. The one-hour-long session is documented on two separate HDV tapes and played in sync without any editing.

Compliments was first made to the exhibition Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment at the gallery Arter, in Istanbul in 2013.

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is made as part of the project ”me | you” in which I have collaborated with artist Merve Ertufan (Istanbul, 1985) since 2009. Through this collaboration, we investigate how the individual relates to another individual. We employ our own relationship for the examination and by experimenting with different roles, such as two rivals, we try to challenge our positions. We often use games and competitions as method for our examination.

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  Weekend Residency
2012- (ongoing)

Photo by Pavel Fiorentino, Weekend Residency September 2012

"Weekend Residency provides a unique opportunity to have a great weekend. At the program you can develop and realize your creative ideas, relax, have coffee, visit the city of Gothenburg or simply watch TV. Maybe you want some time to concentrate on a project in a different environment? Maybe you need a weekend away from the family? Maybe you want to discuss your work over a glas of wine? Maybe you’re just curious to stay in our home for a weekend? Any reason is a good reason to attend this program."

Weekend Residency is an international residency program open for artists, designers and curators (in a wide sense). It is also an art project, a meeting place, a home, a place for inspiration and what ever else the participants want it to be.

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Site-specific, time-based artwork | Installation 2012

+46707140330 took place during the spring exhibition at Konstfack (Stockholm University of Art, Craft and Design), 16th - 27th of May 2012.

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  Going Offline
Time-based artwork, 2011-2012

Hope all is well with you.
I have chosen to not use the Internet or mobile phones for two months, as part of an art project. My main reason for this is that I want to study how our relation to body and space has been affected by these tools.
What do you think?
Has this been affected and in that case, how?
Please write something about it on the other side of the card and put it in a mailbox.
Thank you!

Talk to you soon / Johanna

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  Physical exploration
2009- (ongoing)

Physical Exploration is a research based project in which I'm trying to understand my relationship to our physical environment, the architecture and the objects we use and surround ourselves with. What really fascinates me is the fact that while we create the architecture and the objects, they simultaneously create us, and that specific constraints and opportunities arise from this process. Just like a certain type of tool (for example a drill) gives a certain type of product (for example a hole). My aim, and method, is to break old patterns, shift the way I use the environments and objects, and through this, seek other opportunities and relationships that are less confined within normative constraints.

The works made within this project are documentations of an ongoing and lengthy process. I mainly use the human body and/or everyday objects as tools for my explorations.

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  The dead ends of Gävle
Sculpture, 2012
To make a representation of a place means priorities and choices, to include certain information is always to leave out something else. Through maps and guides certain places are lifted up as “sightseeing spots” and given extra value, and some streets are marked a little extra. A sort of hierarchy in the city is presented and made visible. What happens if we shift our focus elsewhere and look for places we normally wouldn’t look for? Is there another perspective to be found that can offer a different view?

The dead ends of Gävle consists of 71 black and white postcards depicting dead ends in the city center of Gävle, presented on a traditional postcard stand.

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  The Swedish home
Photo series, 2008

The Swedish home address how home interiors was portrayed by the media in Sweden in 2008. The individual’s "I" was described as clearly linked to the style or space we choose to surround ourselves with. An identity that could easily be bought and changed as we all pleased as long as we had the money and the engagement that was demanded. It's all up to you! But what was the dream image that was presented?

The series presents 8 different themes or stereotype pictures that I frequently found in Swedish interior magazines, homepages and TV-shows. Pictures as: The woman preparing food, The table made for dinner with friends, Dogs as accessory and The fresh fruits and vegetables in the kitchen.

These scenes were reconstructed using both existing and built up environments, props, people and animals. With the aim to ridicule the conventions I exaggerated and perverted them with the result of slightly twisted images.

The Swedsih home was made in collaboration with photographer, critic and architect Pär Eliaeson.


  Bedömning (Judgement)
Video 00:04:49, 2007