alex/alexandra sofie jönsson

is a socially engaged artist, educator and organiser working with social praxis, pedagogy and feminist approaches to digital culture and public space.

Working collaboratively across formats of public intervention, participatory sculpture, new media, workshops, and performance, her work has been shown at Art Center Nabi (SKR), Tate Modern (UK), Kunsthal NORD (DK), Museum of Contemporary Commodities (UK). She is the co-founder of lím collective, a platform based in Aalborg exploring artistic practices at the intersections of health and care. She was a former organiser of Goldsmiths University collective The Open System Association, Autonomous Tech Fetish (ATF), and The Body Recovery Unit.

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Diagnostics (2017)
Workshop, Alexandra Jönsson & Loes Bogers
Photo: Alexandra Jönsson

Diagnostics (2017) is a data collage workshop model developed with Loes Bogers with the support of the Visual Methodologies Collective toolkit. The project started as an experiment in finding out how online databases see and organise the reproductive body. By analysing 6000+ images captured from Twitter shared around pregnancy, a series of tools to uncover the themes underlying online visual cultures were deployed. Putting focus on the often damaging gender normative messages and images circulating social media – participants are invited to destroy digitally scraped images, and reassemble the visual material in new stories and images rethinking beauty, capitalism, porn, pregnancy and baby advice, and family types.

The Diagnostics workshop was at Art Center Nabi (SKR, 2017), Ampika 3 Westminster University (UK, 2018), Tate Modern (UK, 2019), Oxytocin by Procreate (UK, 2019).