& Sten-Olof Hellström
D-Dist an generic sound installation
at Nacka Konsthall, 2003
2000-2003 Ann Rosén has been working with Träffas (Meet),
with the artprojects three parts Har vi
in parallell with the project Tyst
ljudskulptur (Silent Sound Sculpture) an artist-driven interdisciplinary
These two projects are very similar in that they both are about meetings
as process, method and content but they set in different contexts, Silent
Sound Sculpture in a science and research context and Träffas in
an art context.
The project Träffas(Meet)2000-2003 is largely concerned with
personal meetings and exhibiting sound and has resulted in three
The first exhibition Har vi träffats?
which took place in Gävle was focused on individual meetings and
reconnecting with the past, the people and the city of Gävle were
Ann Rosén went to art school. The exhibition was based on sound
recordings from the personal meetings and video material from a street
in the city.
The second exhibition Träffas
was aimed at public meetings. Ann Rosén created prerequisites consisting
of a sound of a marble rolling around in the room, a microphone used by
visitors in order to contribute with their own sounds to the installation
and a computer to run the process.
The final exhibition in this project Träffas 1983-2003 was
developed together with the composer Sten-Olof Hellström. As well
as being a meeting between two individuals it was a meeting between two
different concepts of sound, the artists and the composers. Every little
detail of this exhibition was developed and created in close collaboration
between Sten-Olof and Ann. It was a meeting and collaboration on all levels.
This resulted in a sound installation where they shaped and structured
different colures of noise (noise with different frequency content) in
both time and space. Träffas 1983-2001 consists of D-Dist
a generative sound installation using a genetic algorithm, computer and