FLUVIÀ RIVER (2017)

Duration: 12'48''

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Synopsis: Fluviá River is an audiovisual work by the sound artist Juan Matos Capote and the visual artist Noemi Sjöberg. It was created as part of a residence in Ciudat Jardín, Ventallo in April 2017. This work is the third in a series about the rivers in Catalonia. Using all kinds of devices (hydrophones, contact microphones, waterproof cameras, and drones), the artists capture sound and video field recordings of selected rivers. The territories they prioritize are those in which the complex relations between the natural and the artificial are manifested. The piece is not meant to be a documentary, but clearly subjective, reflecting on the relationships between the territory, the observed and the external intervention of man. Matos and Sjöberg are interested in antropospheric land. They submerge themselves in these environments, armed with their film and sound equipment, seeking to record malleable psycho-geographical material. They explore how man has an effect on the landscape, and how the landscape has an effect on man. They record a multitude of elements, both sonorous and visual, that will be selected to re-present a paradoxical vision of reality. Although it may seem like a documentation, it is, in truth, a specific presentation through the subjective eye and ear.


AS TIME GOES BY (2017)

Duration: 1'42''

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Synopsis: Three time periods (50's, 2003 and 2017), three screens and one place "Las Arenas de Barcelona". The shopping center, the abandoned place and the bullring. You can choose where to look, or jump from one screen to another and create your own montage. A flashforward or a flashback. As time goes by, the environment and the film support transforms. There are repercussions in our society, changes in our culture. The slow motion moves us to a different time: to fiction/ to the unreal. The video is about death. The projection, reality and future of it.


Summer night (2016)

Duration: 5'34''

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Synopsis: At night, on a beach, two little girls. Their faces and gestures dissolved in the lights and sounds will slowly reveal fear, surprise and beauty.


Duration: 1'

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Synopsis: Red#1 is the first creation of a serie of performance films. Through dancing, body and color become one. A collaboration between Gustavo Mollo and Noemi Sjoberg.


Duration: 10'19''

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Synopsis: Becoming beauty is a collection of six videos that can be exposed together or separatly. A show of hazardous encounters which is based on investigating the concept of beauty from its sensory perception. Moments of attraction to objects and the environment. An awareness that starts a process, the transformation of a place, persons, things, that becomes beautiful: A boat at dawn, Venice/ A girl discovers the world/ The sun's rays back and forth on the face/ The sea rocking/ A wave of birds creates ephemeral and random forms/ Crossing felds of clouds. Clouds across felds/ The mill spins. In the background, a rooster/ Melody in the street Tunnel/ Songs of mosque, barking/ Snowfakes, architectural eruption/ The earth revolves, endless journey.


Duration: 2'33''

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Synopsis: The fragile perception of being, captured in this moment of vertigo and disorientation, in which everything seems to move in different spaces / times: clouds, land and train. Endless varieties of the same place, feeling of freedom.


Duration: 50''

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Synopsis: A breathtaking landscape, a city covered by snow. Architecture made from the eruption of volcanos. A habitat long back in history and still functioning today. A sudden sound of the mosque invades the atmosphere. There is something closed to the subliminal in this short encounter. Time seems undefined. Flashes from history echoes in my mind while the barking reminds me of the present.


Duration: 1'

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Synopsis: A boat crosses the misty landscape of the Venice lagoon. You could compare it with a painting of romanticism or impressionism trying to capture the sublime or  simply the vision of a moment. Human presence and the artifact seem totally absorbed by the  ampleness of nature. The notion of space is diffuse, sea and sky form a single environment. Light, composition, depth, line, the video shot has been designed as a painting, on which are added other notions such as time and motion. A picture containing various images and empty moments. The random and manipulable dimension of time enables me to see how objects are organized in space and time. I am talking about beauty, or more exactly its' intuition; instant that the influence of external elements and the disposition of the subject transform the ordinary into the extraordinary; in unique and peculiar.


Duration: 2'37’’

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Synopsis: The sun's rays back and forth on the face / The sea rocking/ Sound of seagulls fying by/ Smell of the Mediterranean sea/ A man falls a sleep.An idyllic boat trip.


Duration: 55’’

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Synopsis: Futuristic in one way or just functional, considering the climate of the country, a simple cleaving shortcut. Inside, a musician with an unusual repertoire.Tunnel and music, transit passes of life; sound that echoes in the silence, which transforms the space.


Duration: 2'33''

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Format: Video HD

Synopsis: Through fields of cloud / Clouds across fields / A little girl discovers the world / A flock of birds creating ephemeral and random forms/ The mill that rotates. Background, a rooster.


LIV (2010)

Duration: 2’32’’

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Synopsis: The day I felt strongest love and pain Liv was born, my daughter.


Duration: 7’48’’

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Synopsis: A collaboration with the musician Juan Matos Capote and commissioned by The Art Center La Panera (Lleida, Spain). Audio and Visual field recordings of the Segre River in Lleida (Spain). Exposure and contrast of natural and artificial aspects of this environment.


Duration: 57’’

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Synopsis: A travel in India, surrounded by foreign faces, smells, traditions, landscapes... Having a feeling of not facing reality. Captured impressions.


Duration: 10’

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Description: This video consists of a 30mn live video and sound performance together with the musician Juan Matos Capote.

Synopsis: Audio and Visual field recordings of the Besòs River in Barcelona (Spain). This is a place where nature and industry meet and mingle.


Duration: 9’48’’

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Synopsis: Animal behaviour (captured and free) in two differents urbans environments in Barcelona, Spain/ Varanasi, India.


Duration: 2’46’’

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Synopsis: Beijing, the capital of China, a country experiencing an economic boom: a couple meanders in pijamaswhile doing their saturday shopping. With my camera I follow this carefree moment, a suprising encounter in this megalopolis ruled by construction, pollution, assembly line work...


ABUELA (2007)

Duration: 7’01’’

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Synopsis: My grandmother, 94 years old.


MONGOLIA (2006)

Duration: 12’ 01’’

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Synopsis: Space – Time - Movement


STOCKHOLM RYSSVIKEN (2005)

Duration: 7’52’’

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Synopsis: To enter abandoned places with evidence of a past existence stimulates curiosity, strangeness, fear, surprise… The video shows simply a tour inside of two Russian ships abandoned in the bay of of Stockholm. I invite the spectator to submerge into this place, discover it and invent his or her own stories.


Duration: 5’11’’

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Synopsis: This video was a surprise, full of tenderness and an uncommon situation. It happened in front of my eyes and I captured it.
Iran is a country ruled under an oppressive government. People live under pressure. There is a large difference between private and public life.
I filmed the scene and through that, a paradoxical situation was created between: the image that I had as a westerner of Iran and the reality that I lived.
Editing the video I wanted to accentuate the dualism of war - game. The West always shows a negative image of Islamic countries. How many manipulated pictures have we seen of this place? A common picture is armed conflicts. They exist, but there are other images unpublished for the West.


TOKYO (2004)

Duration: 9’04’’

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Synopsis: Concrete, lengthwise, and width wise, step by step/ Neither affirmation, nor negation, everything is grey/ To search for, give and lose one‘s reason kilometres from one’s reference points/ Solitude, fear and vertigo take over the daily life/ The earth beats, a shake changes my reality: life is here.


Duration: 1’

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Synopsis: Foreigners at dawn.


Duration: 8’14’’

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Synopsis: To submerge oneself in a universe so familiar and so distant. To live mutations of identity, space and language related to the discovery of one’s own culture. To find the unknown in the known. To dominate the maternal language and to feel a stranger to it. To merge in the environment and feel out of place. Finally to belong only to the present moment. To always be on the edge, and perpetually question «the origin».


Duration: 12’20’’

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Synopsis: Sometimes the most simple and ordinary things can look strange or unreal. This sensation can develop until one loses references. This is when I find myself on the frontier «between two» (real-unreal). My perception of the world is altered, everything is possible, and everything has to be reconsidered. And it is in this moment when I live a true sensation of liberty.


Noemi Sjoberg © 2017