A landscape that has been cut in two with spectators peering into the gap between.

Jonas Dahlberg

Artist in Residence, 2016

A portrait of a person.

Artist Statement

Through my work, be it video or otherwise, I works with space. Architecture is addressed as a political place that influences how we understand ourselves, and how the body and mind experience the outside world.

While At Headlands

In early 2014, Public Art Norway announced mine as the winning proposal in a closed competition for the 22 July Memorials in Norway. In tandem with this all-consuming project, I’ve also been working on several other large public commissions, exhibitions, and a new film work.

For the past few years I’ve been in an intensive “output” mode. My time at Headlands I would like to use by moving into a vital and necessary “input” mode. I want to listen to others, take in ideas, and visit examples in the Bay area of how public space is used. As well as have the time to read and accrue new knowledge and inspiration to deepen next phases of my practice. My work as an artist has been shifting quite dramatically in recent years, towards a focus on art and architecture in the public realm. I want to spend more time thinking through concepts and ideas related to this specific area.