At present__

2014, January 11 – February 1

Ecolonia /findings
Lidköpings Konsthall

GP 17/1
Manipulerade landskap ruvar på en hemlighet

Text: Bo Borg
Tiden och landskapet
Text: Bo Borg

Hologram #23, video installation, loop

Hologram #22, video installation, loop

Hologram #11-18, video installation, loop

Detail from Hologram #16 (inside box), video installation, loop



2013, October 26 – November 24
The Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP)
The Inernational Bridging Program

Belinda Kochanowska interviews Carlina Jonsson.



2013, October 10 – November 17
You Carry Your Own Joy With You Wherever You Go
Molde Kunstnersenter , Norway
curator: Anne-Gro Erikstad

Helen Petts, Carolina Jonsson, Jason Havneraas, Trond Nicholas Perry

From the ornamental gardens at the Fannestranda beach, to the Schwitters cottage on Hjertøya, from physiocratic ideas to dada - throughout history Molde and the region has been a site for recreation and retreat, but also a place for the testing out of contemporary currents and thoughts. Local climate and soil was often a temporary breeding ground for ideas that largely were international and European, fueled by individual effort and research.

View from Molde

Installation view You Carry Your Own Joy With You Wherever You Go
Installation view You Carry Your Own Joy With You Wherever You Go

Installation view You Carry Your Own Joy With You Wherever You Go

2014, Mars
Any Where out of the World, part III
vArt, Levanger, Norway
curator: Anne-Gro Erikstad


in progress


Ongoing commission for Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset, Gothenburg, 2012-15.

Mare Tranquillitatis / Stillhetens hav

The community of Tibro has in the up-coming years the intention to invite artists to create video essayes that depict parts from the cultural heritage of Tibro: the handcraft of furniture. This provides a highlight onto the cultural heritage that may attract especially the young generations and give inspiration for new thoughts and visions for future establishment in Tibro as a society; social, economical and cultural. Each essay constitute a selection within the range from wood to produced furniture of interior design and will promote the relation between the craftman and their craft: their awareness and care for their work, and in a more fysical way, convey an impression of the work made by the hand in its domesticiled environment. The first invited artist to investigate this area is Carolina Jonsson, starting in 2012. In her essay, the narration gives from a poetic representation through visual and audiobased occurences where the process of the work of the craftman is the burden for the format of the video; the intensity, rythm and cronologi. The video essayes will be presented at Inredia, the melting pot of interior design, in Tibro.

From video work in progress





2013, April 29 – May 10

Residence LevArt
Levanger , Norway
Building a prototype for the video installation towards the exhibitions at Molde Kunstnersenter and LevArt. Back projections in boxes with peep opening.

2012, Septemper 1-16
Any Where out of the World, part II
LevArt, Levanger, Norway

Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Carolina Jonsson, Preben Holst, DJ-prosjektet/Jinan Aljorani

Curator: Anne-Gro Erikstad

Opening: Saturday 1 September, 5:00 pm
Sunday 2 September, 12:00 noon
Artist talk: Hans Hamid Rasmussen in conversation with curator Anne-Gro Erikstad

The free animal turns its back on its own downfall and looks into the “open,” writes Rainer Maria Rilke in his Duino Elegies (1912–1922). The problem for us human beings is that we always have to turn our attention back to what has been represented and interpreted previously. We see the world as it has been created, but catch only brief glimpses of something more. This “more” is usually hidden from us, but as the veil has been lifted for just an instant, we continuously long for the experience to repeat itself. It is a melancholic form of longing, painful but also beautiful.

What separates the obvious from the hidden, the inner from the outer, the personal from the experience of belonging to something greater, resembles a piece of fabric – a veil, at times only a thin membrane. Melancholy has the tangibility and texture of a fabric, like a gray cloak and a woolen blanket. Allowing oneself to be enveloped by this fabric is not to passively turn away from the world, but to deliberately seek out a different experience of reality.

The works in this exhibition approach the major challenges of our time by using a language rooted in aesthetics and sensuousness. They speak of closeness and distance between people, of reconciliation with a traumatized natural world and all that is natural in us. Common to all the artists is the use of repetition and minor shifts that change our perception of time and space, along with a relentless insistence on one and the same thing, an urge to conjure up a discernible image of a feeling or an intuition – reflection by means of and in tandem with the technology employed. Through minor manipulations and a slight twist of the familiar, these works actively strive to change the way in which we see and experience the world. Additionally, there is a strong underlying political agenda.

This exhibition features works from the period 2006–2012, the second part in a series of exhibitions and events anticipating the opening of LevArt’s own premises in Levanger. The title of the exhibition derives from the prose poem cycle Le Spleen de Paris by French poet Charles Baudelaire. At a time when consumer culture was beginning to emerge, Walter Benjamin considered Baudelaire to be the artist who managed to break the brutality of the commodity by transforming it into a poetic object and thereby humanizing it.