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The women

Intimate interviews with women who inspire us, styled by Space Matters’ editor Nike Felldin.

Dreams with Helin

What’s on your mind right now:
– ”The only thing that I know is that I know nothing”. This quote from Socrates is constantly on repeat in my head.

Who’s visual expression makes you feel overwhelmed?
– LSD world peace on instagram.

Where do you turn to online for inspiration?
– The world wide web is the limit!
I’m a heavy Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr user.

What do you dream about?
– I’m dreaming and longing for when I’m able to master each part in the creative process by myself. I get really frustrated when I can’t fulfill or complete my ideas by my own.

What piece of writing opened your eyes?
I think my sister Dimen is truly amazing when it comes to writing. Her choice of words and the dramaturgy is strong and powerful.
There’s been a time now where I have found it difficult to read, but her pieces is always easy to get caught up in. There’s a flow in her way of writing mixed with poetic words that’s always straight forward, she’s never hiding.
She doesn’t leave anything unsaid either it’s a script, a poem or a random text. She’s honest and true in what she’s doing and for that I admire her.

What’s your preferred space?
– The sauna.

What’s your relationship with time like?
I’m trying not to be controlled by time. Observing myself in relation to time I’ve notice that the past is just a vague memory, the present is hard to perceive and the future is my constant goal.
I understand that being in the future isn’t a sustainable path but where I am is not who I am. Learning how to accept time is also how I learn to accept my own process in life.

What makes you excited about work?
– I get really excited finding new inspiring people. That’s why I really like my work.

Who would you would love to work with?
– The ultimate dream would be to work with people that I’ve discovered myself or maybe working with creative people that doesn’t have a big influence yet, but soon to come.
Then there’s of course a lot of amazing creators out there that has already made a name of themselves that could be amazing to work with, but I haven’t really decided of who and why.
If I have to namedrop a few it’s pretty obvious that it would be Harley Weir and Oliver Hadlee Pearch when it comes to fashion photography and Jacquemus when it comes to fashion design, I absolutely LOVE him.

What’s the biggest risk of your life?
– To truly trust in myself and my intuition.

Credits

Helin Honung is a casting director, follow her here.
Photographed by Pauline Suzor at the Space Matters office in Stockholm december 2017

Dreams with Malin

What’s on your mind right now:
– Naked bodies, christmas songs and odd sunglasses.

Who’s visual expression makes you feel overwhelmed?
– Just now I’m in love with the work of the Posternak twins and of the image making duo Hart + Lëshkina.

Where do you turn to online for inspiration?
– Instagram and Pinterest. Practically endless and always accessable.

What do you dream about?
– To live a creative life. And to figure out whatever that actually means, for me.

What piece of writing opened your eyes?
– The second sex by Simone de Beauvoir.

What’s your relationship with time like?
– I do most often think I have more time than I actually do. But on the other hand I constantly need to remind myself that there is no rush to figure out what I want to do or what I want life to be like. Time will show.

What’s your preferred space?
– Anywhere among creative and eye opening people.

Do you feel a sense of belonging in your field as a creative? How?
– Not really. But I hope and believe that it will become clear for me in time. Or if doesn’t and I will just keep exploring different fields of my creative self. Sounds alright to me aswell when I think about it.

What makes you excited about work?
– Those moments when you get lost in the process, kind of forgets time and space and when you finish, you can feel how that state of mind got captured in your work.

Name a defining moment in your life.
– When I moved to Stockholm from a smaller village. It has given me so many possibilities, but most importantly, it has made me feel free.

Credits

Malin Karlsson is an art student, follow her here.
Photographed by Pauline Suzor at the Space Matters office in Stockholm december 2017

Dreams with Indra

What’s on your mind right now:
– Work. work. work.

Who’s visual expression makes you feel overwhelmed?
– Right now I’m inspired by the the great locations of Wim Wenders. I’m certainly not the first but that doesn’t make them less brilliant.

Where do you turn to online for inspiration?
– Instagram or Flickr. No hidden gem unfortunately.

What do you dream about?
– Sun and palm trees. And pasta and red wine in Italy. La Dolce Vita.

What piece of writing opened your eyes?
– Paolo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”. Just kidding – those who knows – knows.

What’s your relationship with time like?
– It’s there and I cope with it. It passes by while life happens.

Who would you love to work with.
– I’m not into soccer at all, but for some reason a dream of mine would be to work with Paul Pogba. And do a short for Vogue. Why not combine?

What’s your preferred space?
– My home.

Do you feel a sense of belonging in your field as a creative? How?
– Yes. But it hasn’t always been like that. Starting out in the field of theatre I soon realised that I felt trapped within “the black box”. I wanted to explore and capture the real world, the real life, not limit it to a stage. So I turned to film and instantly knew that this is where I belong.

What makes you excited about work?
– There’s so many exciting parts in the process of filmmaking; stories to tell, visions to bring to life and places to see. But most important for me is the people. Being surrounded by great people who I trust, respect and feel inspired by is key. Without them nothing of the above would be worth it.

Name a defining moment in your life.
– When I realised that I couldn’t stay awake when going to a play. If something bores you that much, it’s not for you.

What’s the biggest risk of your life?

– This might sound corny, but I’ll risk that. I rarely see things as risks, I’ve always seen them as opportunities.

Credits

Indra Herö Wide is a director, follow her here.
Photographed by Pauline Suzor at the Space Matters office in Stockholm 20 November 2017.

Dreams with Laerke

What’s on your mind right now:
Sleep, work and love.

Who’s visual expression makes you feel overwhelmed?
I’m obsessed by the photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia at the moment. His choice of colours, scenery and ability to show fragility really amazes me. One day I wanna make a film that has that essence that he so beautifully possesses.

What do you dream about?
Right now I’m mostly dreaming about beaches, palm trees and having a really good margarita with my boyfriend. Sometimes I also dream about how my life would be when I’m 80. Looking back at my life with my man and laughing of all the crazy experiences we’ve had with friends and colleagues wearing a perfect Chanel suit.

Who would you would love to work with?
I would LOVE to work with Alicia Vikander, Tilda Swinton and Meryl Streep (of course). They are some of my favourite actresses and it would be a pleasure to one day be on a shoot with one of them or even better to have them all in one film.

What’s your preferred space?
I treasure sleep so much so I will probably have to say that my bed is my preferred space. I just bought a new one and I miss it so much now when I’m abroad and working. When I’m not working I love to stay in my bed watching movies all day and catching up on my sleep.

Do you feel a sense of belonging in your field as a creative? How?
I can’t do anything else than film. It’s how I define myself, it’s where my mind is and were my thoughts are. Constantly and never ending.

What makes you excited about work?
Seeing my vision comes to live.

What’s the biggest risk of your life?
One of my biggest risks was when I moved from Copenhagen to Stockholm to approach my directorial career. My Swedish wasn’t really that good and I had no money in the bank. The first 6 months I lived on my best friends couches and walked through snow and rain cause I didn’t have any money to take the tube. It was completely worth it, but that first year definitely made we reconsider my choice.

Laerke Hertoni is a director, follow her here.
Photographed by Kimberly Ihre.

Dreams with Alexandra

What do you dream about?
Free lands and open calls.

What’s the biggest risk of your life?
To keep hope and dare to jump.

What’s on your mind right now:
To Live and Live Life True.

What makes you excited about work?
Big visions and strong impulses.

What’s your relationship with time like?
Sometimes I have a great time.

What’s your preferred space?
Ocean views, bed views, studio views & warm hearts.

Do you feel a sense of belonging in your field as a creative? How
What is my field? artist, writer, philosopher, dancer, poet, painter, maker, dreamer? Im not sure.

Alexandra Karpilovski is an artist, follow her here.
Photographed by Kimberly Ihre. Alexandra is wearing a jacket by Acne Studios and a dress from By Malene Birger.

Dreams with Cajsa

Do you feel a sense of belonging in your field as a creative? How?
Yes, I do. I’ve studied art and illustration on different levels for almost ten years so I feel pretty confident about being a part of the art world.

What makes you excited about work?
Actually I rarely feel excited about work. Most of the time I have to make lists where I divide my job assignments into smaller tasks and reward myself for every little thing I finish. I usually go about an illustration job like this: first I make quick sketches. Reward myself. Then I work out the sketches in detail. Reward myself. Then I make the drawing very precise and finish the illustration. After that I reward myself for having completed my job. The rewards can be things like an outdoor walk or a cup of tea. Of course I find work really fun sometimes, but it’s not that often I get excited about it.

Where do you turn to online for inspiration?
If I actively look for information I find it easiest on pinterest, but for my daily inspiration i use instagram. I’m following many good illustrators and also different accounts that post design, illustration and photography.

What’s your preferred space?
I really like to spend time at home in my apartment, listening to a good podcast and potter a bit. But I also very much enjoy being in the forest. To be surrounded by trees that are swaying lightly in the breeze and hear the rustle from birds in the bushes. It’s something that makes my inner Lucy feel good.

Who’s visual expression makes you feel overwhelmed?
– I would say nature. It’s amazing how weird a plant can look, covered with thorns or with enormous leaves. And how beautiful the pattern of a butterfly can be, and the colors of the sky. Nothing can ever be as beautiful and inspiring as nature.

What’s the biggest risk of your life?
– 
To take my friends and family for granted and don’t give them all the love and time I want to give them. There’s a risk that I get too involved in my work and prioritize that over a friend that’s need to be comforted, but I don’t want to have it that way.

What’s your relationship with time like?
Pretty stressed, feels like I never have time to do all I should do. Friends I want to meet but haven’t seen in months, emails that I should’ve answered two weeks ago, and always a subway I have to run to.

I wish I had more time to just relax, just lie in bed and watch Netflix with a big cup of tea. And of course I take the time to do that as often as possible, but unfortunately it can make me feel more stressed afterwords over all the things I have left to do.

Credits

Cajsa Wessberg is a model and illustrator, follow her here. Photographed by Kimberly Ihre.
Cajsa is wearing a jacket by Giorgi Rostiashvili