Museo Reina Sofía, 2021, Softcover, 172 pages, 32 × 21 cm
Contributions by Lars Bang Larsen, Rhea Dall, Charlotte Johannesson, Amalie Smith
A key figure of Swedish counterculture and the creator of the first digital arts laboratory in Nordic countries, Johannesson has worked primarily with two tools: the artisan technology of the loom and digital IT programming technology, exploring and throwing into relief the connections, both conceptual and methodological, that exist between the two. Take Me to Another World renders an account of the meticulous research process around colour and line that the artist executes in her textile and digital practice. It also spotlights the contribution of Danish writer and artist Amalie Smith, who set up a dialogue between Johannesson’s career and her own present-tense narrative. Furthermore, the publication incorporates an interview conducted with the artist in 2012, re-edited and translated on the occasion of Johannesson’s solo exhibition at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.