Åsa Stjerna is a Swedish artist whose practice and research centres on sound and listening as artistic media for exploring the conditions and affects of public space. In a series of site-specific projects, she has worked with sound as a means for artistic negotiation, exploring the various modes of “perceiving, experiencing and acting site/space” thus generated. She is currently involved with several permanent public art projects dealing with the design and articulation of urban spaces through sound and listening. Stjerna has written extensively on sound as an artistic medium and is a regular contributor to the Swedish contemporary music journal Nutida Musik where she is also a member of the board. Her recent contributions to exhibitions and festivals include Transmediale media festival, Berlin (2013); Nordic Music Days, Stockholm (2012); Ultima Contemporary Music festival, Oslo (2011) and Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2009). Since 2010, She is pursuing a Ph D in artistic research at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and is a member of the publication board at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
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