Gustav Hellberg


Many of my projects stem from an interest in a direct confrontation with public space, and with objects and phenomena constituting that space. Most of my installations have been made and placed in public spaces. Several of the artworks I have realised operate by changing an everyday situation, with a focus on vision. They are plays on reality, as we are accustomed to seeing it. Vision can be defined simply as what we take in with our eyes: the physical phenomenon that occurs when light is transformed, through seeing, into comprehensible mental images. But vision can also be what is ‘seen’ with our imagination: that is, an immaterial and completely abstract occurrence. And this can lead to new ways of thinking and planning for the future; in this way vision becomes a lingual element.