Roma, Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus | ON AIR – from North to South

on air

Video show – Nordic and Italian video art
Date: 28 September 2007, 7:30 pm – 00:30 am
Location: Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus*
Circolo Scandinavo per Artisti e Scienziati, Via della Lungara 231, Roma

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  • Curators: Mette Perregaard (Denmark) and Lorella Scacco (Italy)
  • Organiser: Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus / Circolo Scandinavo per Artisti e Scienziati
  • In collaboration with: The Nordic Embassies in Rome

Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus in Rome presents young Nordic and Italian video art. The intention is to increase the dialogue between the Roman arts-scene and Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus and in a wider perspective between Italia and the Nordic Countries. The serial of video-works titled ”ON AIR – from North to South” refers to the concept of transmission as well as to the concept of atmosphere, circling around themes of landscape as well as media and communication. The contemporary images are streaming constantly through the channels of transmission as well as through the surrounding atmosphere.

The program includes works by the following international artists: J. Tobias Anderson (Sweden), Lauri Astala** (Finland), Elina Brotherus** (Finland), Emanuele Costanzo (Italy), Jesper Fabricius/Jesper Rasmussen (Denmark), Marit Følstad (Norway), Globalgroove (Italy), Crispin Gurholt (Norway), Petra Lindholm (Finland/Sweden), Marco Raparelli (Italy), The Icelandic Love Corporation (Iceland), Milja Viita** (Finland).

  • * Skandinavisk Forening was founded in 186o, but its roots go back to Thorvaldsen and H.C. Andersen. Further information:
  • ** Former artists-in-residence in Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerhus


J. Tobias Anderson, 1971 (Sweden)
Selected shows: Uppsala Art Museum, 2006 – Lönköpings Länsmuseum, 2006 – Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, 2003

Lauri Astala, 1958 (Finland)
Selected shows: Drawing Lust, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge, Belgien, 2006 – New Media Art – Boston Cyberarts Festival, USA, 2005 – Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki, 2005

Emanuele Costanzo, 1972 (Italy)
Selected shows: Palazzo di Primavera, Terni, 2004 – Galleria Artecontemporanea, Catania 2003

Elina Brotherus, 1972 (Finland)

Selected shows:
KIASMA, Helsinki, 2006 – Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo 2006 Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Saint-Gervais, Ginevra 2007 – Ars Fennica,

Jesper Fabricius, 1957 (Denmark) – Jesper Rasmussen, 1959 (Denmark)
Selected shows: Galleri Tom Christoffersen, København 2007 – Fotografisk Center, København 2007 – Galleri Møller Witt, Århus

Marit Følstad, 1969 (Norway)
Selected shows: Museum of installation, London 2004- Malmø Art Museum, Malmo 2004

Globalgroove (Italy) Michele Andreoni, 1965 – Fabio Toffolo, 1962
Selected shows: Mobile Journey, 52ma Biennale di Venezia, 2007 – Assab One, 2006, Milano – Web Biennal, Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, 2005

Crispin Gurholt, 1964 (Norway)
Selected shows: Mobile Journey, 52ma Biennale di Venezia, 2007 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Tromso 2007– Galleri K, Oslo 2006

Petra Lindholm, 1973 (Sweden/Finland)
Selected shows: Carnegie Artaward 2005, Oslo – Black Box, 2006, Norrköping

Marco Raparelli, 1975 (Italy)
Selected shows: Fair play 2007 film and video award, Play Gallery, Berlin, 2007 – “Dopofestival”, Pesaro Film Festival, 2007 – “As a drop of water on a K-way”, Care/of, Milano 2007 – American Academy, 2005 Rome

The Icelandic Love Corporation (Iceland), Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir,1973, Jóní Jónsdóttir, 1972, Eirún Sigurðardóttir, 1971
Selected shows: Reykjavik Art Museum, 2007 – i8gallery, Reykjavik – Basel Art Fair

Milja Viita, 1974 (Finland)
Selected shows: Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki City Art Museum, 2006 – Nordisk Panorama, Århus, 2006

ON AIR – from North to South
Tobias J Anderson, Going nowhere fast, 2007 4’22’’
Lauri Astala, Roma derive I, 2006 2’10”
Elina Brotherus, Miroir, 2001 2’25’’ courtesy: gb agency, Paris
Emanuele Costanzo, 3 metri al secondo, 2006 8’10’’
Jesper Fabricius/Jesper Rasmussen, Village Churches, 1999 3’
Marit Følstad, Pink Dreams, 2006 Rune Lindbæk, sound 4’
Crispin Gurholt, Vernissage, 2006 4’
Globalgroove, Natural Location, 2007 3’12’’
Petra Lindholm, All is One, 2006 14’12’’
Marco Raparelli, Pass by me, 2006 4’36”
The Icelandic Love Corporation, Thank You, 2002 3’10’’
Milja Viita, A Tale of a Dead Man, 2006 5’

All works: Italian premiere


  • METTE PERREGAARD (Visual artist, arts’ promoter)
    Director of Skandinavisk Forening. Perregaard has worked individually and in collaborations with other artists on shows, catalogues, books and promotion. In 2005 she published the book ”SOLBILLEDER / En Fotografisk Rejse fra Rom til Konstantinopel” , ”SUN PICTURES / A Photographic Journey from Rome to Constantinople” , editor Sfinx, DK.
  • LORELLA SCACCO (curator, journalist, art critic)
    Lorella Scacco is a critic, a journalist and an independent curator of cultural events. Graduated in arts’ history and aesthetics, she has curated exhibitions and catalogues for contemporary art in public and private exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Specialized in contemporary art from the northern countries of Europe. Collaborating with the university ”La Sapienza” in Rome and with specialized magazines. Author of the book ”Media-aesthetics. From Jean Baudrillard til Derrick de Kerckhove” published by Guerini, Milan 2004.


    Iceland (Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, representing the Nordic Embassies in Rome)
    Sweden (visual artist)
    Denmark (filmdirector, President of ”Nordisk Kunstnerråd”)
    Denmark/Italy (journalist, former Director of Information, FAO, Chairman
    Finland (writer, doc.fil)
    Denmark/Italy (composer, professor)
    Norge (Director of the Norwegian Institute in Rome, representing all the Nordic institutes in Rome)
    Finland/Italy (designer, visual artist)

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