Bjørn Sparrman (b. 1989, US) lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his BFA from Calvin College in 2012 and his Masters of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT in 2016. He is represented by Yve Yang Gallery, NYC. He was once Project Lead at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, a cross-disciplinary research design group, and is the co-founder of RLP., a 3D printing startup in Charlestown MA. He collaborates with companies, including Google, Steelcase, and BMW, and frequently exhibits work internationally: at the V&A London, West Bund Art Fair Shanghai, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Milan Furniture Fair, Design Miami, and the Venice Biennale, MOMA
LOOPS Dressage RLP. Image of the City Hanging-Hemisphere Cable-Printer The Sculpture Makes the Viewer Revolve Around Itself Mirror My Friends Twin Trajectories Twin Turns Whisper Radio Dead Ringers
I walk directly toward various sculptures while holding a camera. I manually scale and transform the video so the sculpture remains the same size throughout the duration of the shot irregardless of the camera motion. This either involved scaling the image up, or shrinking the frame down as I approached the sculptures as I edit the footage. In this second case, the frame jumps around the screen in accordance with the inconsistencies of walking. My own ambulatory movement becomes animated by the frame of the video on a larger dark screen. I imagined the sculptures asserting their solidity against my own idiosyncratic movement. I do not move around the sculptures. Only approaching head on, I deny the sculptures some of their ability to guide me circularly. While my subjects remain the same size, viewing angles and fidelities change.