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Carl-Erik is a contemporary artist and Artistic director at
HUMlab and Kulturverket, where he mainly works with artistic
perspectives on technology which includes teaching, daily routines
and other projects.
Since 2006, he has been actively working with complex problems,
issues and perspectives related to robotics, nano- and
biotechnology and virtual worlds. Related to his own artistic work,
the meeting point between spirituality and high technology, both
contemporary and speculative, has been of great importance. These
different technologies and variety of challenges connected to them
have regularly given him the opportunity and motivation to actively
collaborate with various people, both within and outside the art
world. This human factor is a fundamental reason why he as an
artist is active in HUMlab, where he started in 2009, straight
after his graduation from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.
Another important driving force is to find new ways and platforms
for other artists, especially through conveying knowledge about
technology and how it is embedded into artistic practice. Carl-Erik
has a strong belief in a dialogue about art. This is an opportunity
to build new perspectives in the fields that art is usually not
connected to. At the same time, it can show that research and
technology have a potential to do the same for art.
In his work, he is also driven by a strong love for games and game
development, primarily on and for digital platforms. Lately, his
work is more and more characterized by investigating and
implementing game related projects. Carl-Erik believes, the games'
digital multimedia nature has a strong artistic development
potential both in project work and teaching.