Sophia Ioannou Gjerding is an artist currently living in Aarhus, Denmark. Her artistic practice involves installation, film, animation, sculpture, sound and text. Through these mediums, she strives to understand contemporary cultural image production and how recent imaging technology creates new visual perspectives and spatial dimensions.
Emelie Carlén (Copenhagen) mainly works with an investigation of how modes of representation come to affect experience and identity. Her installations, largely consisting of sculptures and mixed media, has had its central core in examining desires and its relation to objects and experiences, cultural structures and behaviors.
To mark the end of her residency at STPLN, Sophia Ioannou Gjerding will present the installation "I heard a moth flap at the end of a track". The installation is a multi-sensoric collection of sculptures, soundscapes and film material, based on such diverse elements as the study of moths in an archive in Lund, as well as the digital reconstruction of lion statues.
Born in Istanbul and based in Tallinn, Denizay is an artist and designer who is fascinated by speculatively experimenting with materials, ideas and science to create seemingly magical effects. Reconfigurations of technology and the manipulation of the usual objects are the methods of her creative process to unlock new art forms.