Topics she is involved with relate to art education and aesthetic engagement as potential for individual and social transformation, feminist inquiry, consciousness studies and contemporary art. Currently she is working with the interval (and ideas of liveness) as a gesture of both a resonance between things and a moment when something is interrupted, disrupting a passive consumption of a dominant narrative. For many years she has also been investigating philosophies of emptiness and what Francois Jullien calls ‘The Bland Sign’, as not only an alternative and refusal to the advancing commodification of human experience, but as an entangled part of resonating life.
Kirsten Stromberg (b. San Francisco, CA USA.) is an artist and educator who currently lives and works in Florence, Italy. With a background in both electro-acoustic music and art, she frequently uses a combination of found materials, painting and sound, interested in the art historical and philosophical lineages where both the material and the immaterial meet and social comment.
Sensing Forms: December 2017
Oil paint on found images