12 x 12 — Monthly interpretation

For the third year of our visual project Monthly Interpretations we have invited twelve creators to explore the months that pass before us. Each month a creator will present their exploration of time based on the month we’re facing. You will take part of twelve unique stories through personal expressions, places and conformations.

1. Daniel Carlsten 2. Studio Reko 3. Andreas Strömquist 4. Matilda Beckman & Simon Wallin

See April

April —

Matilda Beckman & Simon Wallin

Matilda Beckman and Simon Wallin are a Stockholm based work duo. Together they do set design for commercials, more experimental projects and commissions. Playing with the concept of ugliness, abnormal shapes and objects that are against the prevailing norm they are creating experimental graphics.


Mix together the carrots, cabbage, bean sprouts, garlic and oil. Drain the noodles and cut them into 4 cm long pieces and add them to the mixture. Season with salt, ground black pepper, soy sauce and a pinch of sugar and gently beat the egg. Remove one spring roll sheet from the pile and place on the work surface. Spread 30 ml of filling in the middle. Fold over the sides and roll up. Fry spring rolls in hot oil for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Dry on kitchen paper. If desired serve the spring rolls with soy sauce."

Matilda Beckman & Simon Wallin

Instagram @studiomatildabeckman

See March

March —

Andreas Strömquist

Andreas Strömquist is a Stockholm based audiovisual artist. He mostly uses analog media to create his work, whether it is audio or video production. As a co-founder of the collective Gruvfrun, he has been working with everything from commercials and music videos to motion geraphics, audiovisual livesets, video installations, projection mapping and live video at festivals and events from Kiruna to Malmö.

March, aka. the long wait for spring to arrive. A lot changes in this month, you really feel how the mornings are getting brighter and your days are getting longer.

In this work, I tried to get these changes of light and color that March brings us. An audiovisual journey from the dark, slowly evolving into light and colours. In both audio and video I wanted to give an abstract story, starting from industrial darkness into warm colors and singing birds.

Andreas Strömquist

Soundcloud @undermystiskaomstandigheter
Instagram @andreas.stromquist

See February

February —

Studio Reko

Studio Reko is a design studio based in Stockholm. With an ever-exploring eye on everything that is ‘visual culture’ the studio creates and art directs within the fields of graphic design, video, branding and digital with a minimal yet forceful expression.

One way of looking at time as a concept, which becomes evident in a month like February, is that it consists of waiting. Written fragments of waiting led us to a series of mental images that were then transferred to film.

Studio Reko

Instagram @studioreko

See January

January —

Daniel Carlsten

Daniel Carlsten is an independent art director and designer, assigned by a diverse and international group of people and brands. With his latest delight within illustrations we find this so encouraged to present him as the first creator of the Monthly Interpretation of 2018.

January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors, choices, beginnings and endings. Often depicted with two faces, Janus looks both towards the future and the past, simultaneously, with one face looking back at the year departed, and the other face looking forward to the year ahead. Although he is usually portrayed with two male faces, I think it is about time we make the future female.

Daniel Carlsten

Instagram @daniel_carlsten