"My name is Ingela Hageman, I am a Computer- and Videoartist, living
and working in Stockholm, Sweden".
"I have made a very consious decision to make Positive and Spiritual
My aim as an visual artist is to give the spectator something Pleasent,
Spiritual Inspiring, Playful, Humourous or/ and
sometimes even Provoking.
My hope is to uplift and influence the spectator in a loving way--aiming
at giving birth to a more expanded and realized view--
not only in the spectator but also indirectly in the Collective Consiousness
of mankind". When You realize that everything You do effect everybody
else--You also start to become aware of how important it is what pictures,
forms and thoughts one expose oneself to. Everything positve You do or
see is not only a gift to Yourself but to the whole mankind--because we
are connected through the subconsious rhelms of our collective consiousness.
the act of creativity I have often felt like a Priestess performing magical
rituals to invocate Eternity.”
“My aim is that my artwork will provide a kind of meditationobject--
by which the spectator will be brought to another dimension of reality--
a Dreamworld, a Fantasyworld in which Playfulness and Spontaneity dominates.
I´m very interested in altered states of consciousness and the effects
and Healing it has on the whole organism.”
Deep experinces of Beauty can stimulate and evoke Creativity and Joy
Archetypes and Artists that has inspired
interested in archetypi
symbols and Jungs interpretation of the subconsious rhelms.
I work in a somewhat surrealistic spirit.
Artists that has deeply influenced and inspired me are e.g. Bill Viola,
Brian Eno and Magritte."
About Art and Artistry
"I take my role as an artist and pathfinder very seriously.
For me it is a big responsibility to live as an artist--
both in this society and in this world--
and to contribute to mankind in this way by this very dedicated Lifework.
I belive Art has a more important role than what is understood at the
I look upon the Artist as a very important person in society.
In this period and dimension of great suffering, Art can deeply influence
and contribute to uplifting both society and the individual--
and by the mean of Beauty or skillful Artistry throw us out of the little
box of ego we normally view our world from--
and let us taste the flavour of Eternity.
This is a truly rejuvinating experience that can heal our minds and bodies
in ways beyond comprehension."
Ingela Hageman is a modern
mystic with studies and experiences in diffrent spiritual systems such
Tantra, Sufism, and Tibetian Buddism--which has deeply influenced her
work as an artist.
Ingela is also a modern artist who works with high-technology.
The Computer and the Videocamera are her tools and virtual ateljé.
Travelling and experiencing new and different cultures is fundamental
in her artistry.
She has been living in Hong Kong and USA in her late teens--and visited
and been influenced by many
of the ancient High Cultures--like Egypt, Mexico, West Africa, etc. Her
latest travels went to Goa in India
and Hurgada in Egypt.
Initially she is a painter with 8,5 years of traditional studies at diffrent
painting-schools. She has also
been studying Computer-Art at the University of Skövde, Sweden, and
also has an education in Video Art.
Recently, as a preparation for the work with her latest exhibition, she
took a academic course in Tantra at
the University of Lund, Sweden.
She has also been working with slide shows--the biggest one for 48 projectors--
and with experimental photography and videoinstallations etc.
Totally she has 15 years of studies within Art and Computers.
She has had about 30 one-woman-shows at diffrent Art Museums, Arthalls
and participated in about 60 group exhibitions.
Swedish Tantra >>
In January 2004 she had a large one-woman show named “Swedish Tantra”
at the ArtHall of Väsby just outside Stockholm, Sweden--where the
film with the same name was a major videoinstallation.
The name “Swedish Tantra” refers to the fact that the chosen
theme “Tantra” she prensently work within,
also has been influenced and filtered by the culture that she lives and
works in--which is Sweden.
Under the theme “Swedish Tantra” Ingela is investigating and
playing with Archetypical Symboles,
Forms, Emotions, Godesses etc. related to Tantric concepts and mythologies.
She also produced a film with the same name. This film was also her contribution
“Spiritual Filmfestival”, an international filmfestival that
took place in Goa, India, during February 2005.
In this film she has also co-operated with the mediaproducer Kjell Eidendal
and his friend Walle Bergström.
Kjell works with electronic music and Walle is the guitarist.
Tantra can be seen as a form of Spiritual Science with deep Mystical knowledge
into the psyche and subconcious rhealms--and has made systems to sublimate
and uplift human
experiences with a kind of Universal applicability in many areas of life
It has its roots in India and Tibet.
Tantra can exists in many diffrent forms--Visually as Yantras, Sound-wise
like in Mantras and in Rituals--
Transforming grosser into finer.
Tantra is famous--in particular among New Age--for it`s sometimes rather
crazy and mindblowing Rituals,
within areas where we experience a high charge of Energy, like e.g. Sexuality
Tantra is also related and associated with Deep Spirtual Experiences of
Unity with Cosmos and Creation--
and Aim at the Essence of the underlying Mystery that permeat Existensce
in Macro- as well as in Microcosmos.
Almost all people has a relationship to Flowers. This series show the
interpretation of the dimension of Flowers
from the artist´s point of view.
This exhibition with the same name was shown at the Botanical Garden of
Bergianska, Stockholm, summer 2003,
and at Ulriksdals Slottscafe summer 2005. It has also been shown in Copehagen
and in Malmö.
African Shells >>
This Series of sensious pictures came to be after a few travels to Senegal
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