28 Sep - 28 Oct 2012
The work of Tobias Sjöberg often starts through ideas around non-embodied definitions, emotions and sensibility in relation to physical sensation. It frequently moves between the everyday and its elevation, creating shifts in everyday objects, artefacts, and everyday situations–usually through a common social act.
The exhibition POOL relate ideas about human interplay with gravity and how celestial bodies hold each other in place. The central piece for the exhibition will be a circular round pool – a public swimming pool, immersed in the floor. The installation explores the relation between objects in space, as well as the tension between audience and objectification in its inherent invitation to participation.
Tobias Sjöberg, Born 1979, Stockholm, Sweden. Lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm.
Sjöberg studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he graduated in 2005. Sjöbergs work has been exhibited in many parts of Europe. His work has last been seen in The Netherlands in 2004 at W139 in the show Violence of Tone. Tobias Sjöberg is also known for works of public art, and recently worked on a comprehensive television project from 2008 to 2010.