Åsa Helena Stjerna is a Swedish installation artist, using sound and listening as her artistic modes of exploration. Through her site-specific installations, she explores sound’s potential, making the embedded conditions and underlying narratives connected to a place perceivable.
Through perceptually sensitive and transdisciplinary driven approaches, her works create connections between the past and the present, the local and the global, and the human and the more-than-human. By this she seeks to reframe the act of listening, evoking a sensibility of places as complex ecologies.
Several of her projects involve scientific collaboration, exploring how collaboration between science and art can create new artistic formats of listening that deepen our relationship with the world around us.
Stjerna has participated in an extensive number of exhibitions in Sweden and internationally, among other the Transmediale Media Festival, Berlin; the Nordic Music Days, Stockholm; the Ultima Contemporary Music festival, Oslo and the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Her works include several public permanents commissions: Earth Song (2020), commissioned by Stockholm Konst; Sky Brought Down (2017) Sahlgrenska university hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden commissioned by Västra Götalandsregionens konstenhet and The Well (2014) at Swedish Institute in Paris commissioned by the Public Art Agency Sweden.
She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Projet title: Sonic Visions of the Arctic. Duration: 2021-2023. Funded by: The Swedish Research Council). As part of this project, she is visiting researcher at the research group Worldling Northen Art:WONA, Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway.