© 2019 Cecilia Jonsson / photo: Sergey Poteryaev
Can frequencies and melodies influence the growth and formations of bacteria in the sewage? This question is explored in the project 'Contemporary Diagram – Berlin', a site-specific work inspired by the late-nineteenth-century hydrodynamic experiments of the Norwegian physicist Carl Anton Bjerknes.
'Tides' is a series of rising tidal records presented as a mixed-media installation of textile and time-based photographic works. The project explores the marine environment and how it adapts to the gravitational interactions between the Earth, the Moon and the Sun.
The physical basis of 'Haem' is iron derived from an unexpected source – the human placenta. Although this transitional organ possesses a complex labyrinth of blood vessels, the placenta provides a direct connection between mother and developing child. Iron, plentiful throughout this process of exchange, plays an essential role, moving through this “maze”, guiding oxygen from the mother to the fetus.
'Prospecting: A Geological Survey of Greys' is a two-part project that appropriates the scientific geological methods of extracting, analysing and organising mineral specimens. In the first part of the project, Jonsson initiated a 170 meters prospecting drilling of metamorphic gneiss, what geologists say is rock-core samples from one of the oldest geological provinces on earth.
11 / 10 / 2018
"Cecilia Jonsson Serenades Sewage Bacteria,"
Berlin Art Link by Sofia Bergmann
27 / 01 / 2018
“Mareograf av Cecilia Jonsson,”
Norwegian Writer’s Climate Campaign
13 / 04 / 2015
”Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds,”
We Make Money Not Art, by Regine Debatty