Alex Hawthorn (b. 1986) (they/them) is an artist, composer, and technologist whose work flows between performance, installation, object-making, and sound-making. They use their work as a lens through which to investigate the natural world, specifically focusing on time: how we experience it, how we have codified it, and how we exist within it. Their work in theatrical sound design has garnered them an Obie award, LA Ovation Awards, and has been heard across North and South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

As a non-binary interdisciplinary artist, Hawthorn is most comfortable outside prescriptive boxes, allowing their research and intuition to shape the form and medium of their projects. Most recently they’ve been focusing on writing, coding, and hiking.

During my week in residence, I will explore the diverse landscapes surrounding Björkö Konstnod and record long-format field recordings as a means of deepening my connection with the environment and providing a space for deep listening and reflection.  The recordings will be used as the basis for an album of ambient music written during, and in response to, my time at Björkö Konstnod.  IG: @AFHawthorn