Revolutions per minute (2020)

Intervention: Site specific public artwork

Location: MUA, "9A MOSTRA D'ART URBÀ 2021 DE ROCA UMBERT FÀBRICA DE LES ARTS" (old factory for the textile industry in Granollers)

Date: May 2021

Materials: 6 stainless steel boxes with 6 rotating mechanisms and 6 double-sided photos of foam, color and black and white

Dimensions: 4 boxes 21 x 15 x 25cm/ 2 boxes 32 x 26 x 25cm

Curator: Federica Matelli

Commission: Roca Umbert, Fàbrica de les Arts, S.L , Granollers (Spain)

Support: Roca Umbert, Fàbrica de les Arts, S.L, City of Granollers

Description: The work is a series of six rotating photographic mechanisms. The optical effect created by the rotation overlaps 2 images, archive images of workers from Roca Umbert and current low-paid workers. The past of some is the present of others. The work encourages the viewer to reflect on the forms of power and their mechanisms, physical and conceptual.

Link: Close shot of one of the mechanisms of the installation

Photos: Adolf Alcañiz

Parallel worlds (2020)

Intervention: Public artwork

Location: Skanstull Metro Station, Stockholm, Sweden

Date: January 1st, 2020 - Mars 31st, 2020

Materials: 4 screens with speakers, color and sound, HD

Dimensions: 10 m long x 3 m high

Curator: Nilo Amlashi,

Commission: Konstväxlingar, A matter of perception, Skanstull , Stockholm (Sweden)
The show is part of SL's konstverksamhets (art projects) focused on art in public environments.

Support: Trafikavdelning, Region Stockholm

Description: An imaginary territory where parallel realities, London and Essaouira, overlap and cross. A duplication of events, all occurring at once and interacting. A view of the world unlikely and distant but that paradoxically takes place day by day.

Photos: Hans Ekestang and Alex García

Plongeon (Dive) (2019)

Intervention: Site specific artwork/ public artwork

Location: Under the bridge “Pont du Garigliano”, Quai Louis Blériot, 16th arrondissement, Paris, France

Date: “Plongeon (Dive)” was officially launched on the 29th of August 2019 and will remain on site

Materials: A mural of 3552 tiles in ceramic

Dimensions: 22.20m long x 3.60 m high

Commission: The City of Paris, as part of the open call “Embellir Paris”

Support: Mosa

Description: “Plongeon (Dive)“ is a modified, pixelated black and white image from an archival photograph of a swimmer diving into the Seine in 1922 (Source: Agence Rol. / Bibliothèque nationale de France). The work realised as a ceramic fresco evokes the history of a site where, at the beginning of the 20th cen- tury, swimmers were numerous, especially during the race “La Traversée de Paris à la nage (Swimming across Paris)” in 1905 which was a distance of 11.6 km, from the bridge “Pont National” to the bridge “Viaduc d’Auteuil” (currently Pont du Garigliano). Like an apparition of a hidden memory which suddenly arises, by an optical effect, “Plongeon (Dive)” creates a relation with the distance, the take off and the testimony of a lived past. This work was installed in 2019 as part of the Embellir Paris call for projects launched by the City of Paris (France)
to promote initiatives and projects to embellish some Parisian spaces.

Photos: Henry Garat and Alex García

Noemi Sjoberg © 2019