Klara Berge

Invoking: A Memory of a Drum, 2019


When growing up, I often had a hard time falling asleep.
I couldn´t silence the stressful thoughts spinning around in my head, amplified by the silence of the night. Some nights, my father would sit in his armchair, drumming on his handmade drum. Rhythmic. Monotonous. A deep pulsation. The sound found its way into my bedroom, becoming an anchor point for my thoughts, separating them, and the stress, from my body.
I had not thought of this for years, but this summer the drum re-entered the stage. Sitting by the fire one night, I once more heard the drum from my childhood. Happiness. A feeling of being at exactly the right place at exactly the right time hit me. A peace of mind. Feeling connected.


“A Memory of a Drum” is a part of my master’s degree project INVOKING. It is an investigation in how I, through repetitive acts and line drawing, can materialize the non-physical and open up for the nonverbal. With my work I lift the importance of contemplative spheres for nourishing philosophical experiences and perceiving a presence of magic. And also, to revalue our relationship to the unknown and the unmeasurable.

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Detail | 120x120x55 cm | Silk, Metal thread, ink on silk fabrik.

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2019: Klara Berge | Jonas Bentzer | Adrián Espinós | Lovisa Hed | Henrik Jonsson | Yung Kim | Kajsa Kiuttu | Frida Lundén Mörck | Ivar Lövheim | Molly Malmer | Sara Nielsen Bonde | André Nordström | Yoyo Nasty | Jesper OT Andersson | Elinor Silow | Lisa Wallert | Felicia Westerberg.

2018: Anna Engver | Axel Versteegh | BarroLevén (Ulrika Barr and Kristina Levén) | BOOM (Erika Kristofersson Bredberg, Matilda Kästel, Sara Lundkvist, Ammy Olofsson, Nina Westman) | Camilo Matiz | Elinor Silow | Erlend Rødsten | Frederik E. | Fredrik Eriksson | Henrik Jonsson | Jenny Käll | Jesper OT Andersson | Kajsa Rönnholm | Kasper Nordenström | Lucia Flores | Marcus Nystrand | Sanna Laaban | Supawan Sihapoompichit | Tora Wallander.

2017: John Alberts | Theodor Ander | Johan Berglund | Ludmila Hrachovinová | J o b | Sara Nielsen Bonde | Emma Brålander | Kyung Jin Cho | Sacco Fujishima | Edith Hammar | Susanna Jablonski | Alvina Jakobsson | Gabriella Loeb | Camilo Matiz | Kasper Nordenström Jung | Jesper OT Andersson | Cecilia Ringertz | Martina Skyttberg | Gethin Wyn Jones

2016: Alexander Hult | Alvina Jakobsson | Asumi Sato | Carl Cyrén | Camilo Matiz | Fredrik Eriksson | Ivo Lundin Hatje & Hannes Tomani | Henrik Jonsson | Jennifer Myerscough | Joakim Sandqvist | Johan Berglund | Jonathan Terry | Karin Sahlin | Liva Isakson | Ludmila Hrachovinová | Tero Niskanen | Trine Struwe | Sacco Fujishima

2015: Johan Berglund | Leontina Gustafsson | Haruna Hirano | Susanna Jablonski | Inez Jönsson | Yuuka Kita | Erika Kristofersson Bredberg | Matilda Kästel | Matilda Lundin | Sara Lundkvist | Ammy Olofsson | Daniel Reinius | Trine Struwe | August Sörenson | Nina Westman
2014: Ammy Olofsson | Anna Lidberg | Asumi Sato | Axel Versteegh | Camilo Matiz | Emma Andersson | Erlend Grytbakk Wold |
Gabriella Loeb | Ida Persson | Liva Isakson Lundin | Ossian Eckerman | Sacco Fujishima | Åke Gustafsson
2013: Sacco Fujishima.
2012: Aiko Kubo | Anna Åstrand | Bianca Nabuco | Christofer Blixt | David Larsson | Hanna Zelleke Collin | Heyjoo Yang |
Jakob Solgren
| Julius Göthlin | Kristofer Hedberg | Lilian de Souza | Monika Strasser | Pål Sommelius | Supawan Sihapoompichit.