Cecilia Hillström Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Hypnotikon with David Ohlsson and Dit-Cilinn, their
third show at the gallery, consisting of a site-specific installation and sculpture.
In Hypnotikon the duo continues to explore the concepts of mythology and ecology through a poetic elaborate
installation where the opposition of nature and culture is reframed. The exhibition title borrows its name from the
medicinal plant Henbane in the Solanaceae family, also called Hypnotikon, which is said to have been used in both
witch rituals and by the Delphi Oracle to bring forth a higher state of mind. With a unique attention to detail and a
skilful combination of materials, the exhibition involves crafted, cultured and mass-produced items put together and
presented in a symbiosis. Working with themes as human existence and spirituality, their work is a negotiation
between present day urban life and a desire for something transcendent.
On Thursday 23 May 18.00–19.00 Ohlsson/Dit-Cilinn will activate the exhibition with sound, scent, light, and
movement. The number of seats is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected]
Ohlsson/Dit-Cilinn has collaborated through installations, sculptures and performances since 2009. The artist duo
has exhibited at Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, México, Regina Rex, New York, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
(performance), Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, DAMA Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana with Siliqoon, For-site Foundation,
Nevada City, and Oliver Art Center, Oakland, Cinnamon, Rotterdam, and Canal 05 in Brussels.
Dit-Cilinn (b 1983) attended the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and Valand Academy, Gothenburg, 2006-09. She
holds an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She was awarded the Maria Bonnier Dahlin
Grant in 2014, and concluded the two year Rijksakademie Residency in Amsterdam in December 2016. Dit-Cilinn
presented her first exhibition Carrier Waves at Cecilia Hillström Gallery in 2014.
David Ohlsson (b 1985) holds an MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and a BFA from the Royal
Institute of Art, Stockholm. He was awarded the Barclay Simpson Award in 2013 and the Murphy & Cadogan
Fellowship Award and Scholarship in 2012.