Fathia Mohidin & Adele Marcia Kosman
Pumping Gas (You’ve Touched on More Water), 2022, mixed-media and four-channel sound installation, 20 min 15 sec
📍 Venue → GHMP
Fathia Mohidin is a visual artist whose extensive research-based installations intertwine video, sound, and sculpture. Her work often relates to sports and working out as a starting point for reflections upon the body in relation to political, social, and economic structures. Adele Marcia Kosman is an electro-acoustic composer, singer, and computer developer, whose work is often presented as acousmatic pieces for surround sound and in performances with live coding and sound installations. In their collaborative, immersive installation, Mohidin and Kosman take the muscles and sweat associated with physical exertion as a point of departure for a reflection on the continuous and circular processes of physical matter’s disintegration and regeneration. “Something has to break,” the voice in the quadraphonic sound composition tells us amidst the pulsating beats, keyboards, and field recordings of watery sounds such as the breaking of ice. Water, the main element composing our bodily masses—but also threatening solid materials such as concrete—assumes a central role in this investigation of circular processes such as sweating, rehydrating, and the recharging of minerals, materialized in a salt lick providing animal bodies with the necessary salts and minerals released during sweating. The underwater feeling is enhanced by the blue light flooding the space.
Fathia Mohidin’s (*1985) work intertwines a vast array of media such as video, sound, and sculpture in extensive, research-based installations. Her work relates often to sport and training as a starting point for reflections upon the “body” in relation to political, social, and economical structures. Her work has been exhibited at Västerås Konstmuseum (2022), Bonniers Konsthall (2020), Luleåbiennalen (2020), Vera Baxter (Stockholm, 2019), Biquini Wax EPS (Mexico City, 2018), Fondazione Ratti (Como, 2018), and Side Room (Amsterdam, 2016). She holds an MFA from Kungl. Konsthögskolan in Stockholm (2020) with a year at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2019). She lives and works in Stockholm.
Adele Marcia Kosman (*1993) is a composer, singer, and computer developer educated in electro-acoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Their work is often presented as acousmatic pieces for surround sound but also in performances with live coding and sound installations. Some of these works have been presented at Norbergfestival, Moderna Museet, Silent Green (Berlin), and EKKO festival (Bergen), among others. Kosman is currently the chairperson of Konstmusiksystrar and participates in various projects and engagements within contemporary music.