Artist in Residence – Åsa Båve

“In my practice, I depart from my own experience within care work, and my work results in films, photography, video installations, or interactive performances. The question of care as a commodity is at the center of my practice. Born in Sweden, 1988, I’m originally a filmmaker with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography, Valand Academy, Gothenburg. For this trip, I got a travel grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee to come here and work with my project ‘Caring with Force’.

During my two months stay at NES residency I’m researching Icelandic Psychiatric Care and their alternative to restraint-belts within forced care for my current project.  While staying here I also collect stones, take walks in the wind, and every day I take a picture of the everchanging ocean.”