HILDE HAUAN JOHNSEN
Hilde Hauan Johnsen lives and works in Tromsø. She is an artist who constantly finds new ways to combine traditional textile techniques with new technology. The interest for textile is rooted in a curiosity for materiality, for the tactile, the feeling in combination with art installations and sculpture. In 2018, she was awarded the Ulrik Hendriksen Honorary Award.
Since 2007, She has collaborated with Maia Urstad in large optic sound installations. The installation is total joint art works and are exhibited in white cubes, black boxes or as SPRANG in an 18th-century shed.
In Hauan Johnsen´ artistic expression is plant dyeing, which has been part of her art practice for many years. Art projects where she maps and archives landscapes/places by dyeing large textiles with plants.
She has among other, worked with plants at the borders between Norway/Russia and Palestine/Israel. Can she return in two years / five years to the same places and find the same plants and the same borders? Geopolitical – and climate questions are asked in these works of art.
Interview and film in VESSEL Magazine