In this episode, the Fermynwoods Podcast shifts slightly from our current programme theme of how humans influence and affect the landscape around them, to how a history of changing landscapes can shape a human. Sayed Sattar Hasan is a British-born artist based in Oslo, Norway. His work explores the parameters of national identity, heritage and belonging and the faultlines between tradition and change.
In this new sound work, made during a mandated travel quarantine between his past and current home, he tells the epic tale of his alter ego Hasansen, digging down into the layers of the places and cultures that have made him.
This episode of the Fermynwoods Podcast is supported by Arts Council England and by a grant from Localgiving and Postcode Places Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
A transcript of this episode is available here.
Sayed Sattar Hasan‘s current artistic approach could be described as ‘post-pop, conceptual crafts’. Hasan currently holds an artist studio at Oslo City Hall, until 2022, which is designated for an international artist. In addition to his immediate practice, he is interested in creating spaces for artists to discuss the process of making work. He is co-founder and group convener of the Praksis Development Forum, an artist peer support group developed in collaboration with PRAKSIS, Oslo.