Byström Källblad are a Swedish duo made up of artist, Helena Byström and choreographer, Anna Källblad. Helena and Anna spent a week in Critical Path’s Research Room and an additional 4 days in the Drill Hall, researching ways to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and its people.
The duo presented an artist talk and workshop on their work City Horses – a dance performance in the city landscape about power, existence and the female body in the public space. They then travelled to Brisbane to visit the Supercell Festival.
‘City Horses, a dance performance in the city landscape premiering May 27 2017 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. In our cities, on bronze horses, proud kings quietly stare above our heads. Their history and visual male dominance daily manifested and passed on to the next generation. Where are the women and their stories?’ Find out more
Helena Byström is a visual artist from Örnsköldsvik in the north of Sweden, Anna Källblad is a choreographer from Lund in the south. Together they develop concepts inspired by challenges in society today and seek to express its complexities through choreography and visual art. Byström and Källblad have shown work in places like a sports arena, a nuclear power plant, Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Shibuya Crossing Tokyo, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Stockholm City Hall, Uppsala Cathedral, Kulturhuset, The Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.
Image credit: City Horses Stockholm 2017. Photo by Tina Axelsson.