Byström Källblad



The duo Byström Källblad makes work for the stage, the gallery and the public space. Artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad share a desire to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and its people.

Byström is a visual artist from the north, working mainly with film and sculpture, Källblad is a choreographer from the south, with ten years in Los Angeles. Byström and Källblad have shown work in places like a sports arena, a nuclear power plant, Shibuya Crossing Tokyo, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Stockholm City Hall, Uppsala Cathedral, Kulturhuset, The Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

Premieres 2017
Swept Away, movements of the Opera house cleaners and rehearsing ballet dancers are joined in images telling the story of the swept away. Public out door dance film installation hosted by Stockholm Konst. Slussen January 12-29 2017. In collaboration with the Swedish Royal Ballet and supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

City Horses, dance performance in the city landscape premiering May 27 2017 with 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? This was the starting point for City Horses – a city choreography about power, existence and the female body in the public space, a gallop through cities, a living monument in constant motion, celebrating female courage and power of all ages. Supported by the City of Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council


City Horses, dance performance in a city landscape
Swept Away, film installation
Jag är inte så mycket det här skummet, film installation
Blånagla, sculpture. After we played the site specific dance opera Blånagla for  the last time, the town of Husum wanted a sculpture by Byström to remember past events. On the train station wall, a line from the performance in neon  now glows in the dark.