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måndag 20 augusti 2018
onsdag 25 juli 2018
Our residence Artist of the summer - Katharina Kraus - shows her work at Energiverket (Kanalesplanaden 9, Jakobstad) 25.7. 14:00 - 20:00.
I'm a painter, but also a collector - taking found objects like postcards, everyday things and photos and giving them my own "handwriting" is essential for my work.
My "room paintings" invent or reinvent rooms; my goal is to construct rooms that look familiar but also strange. I use distorted perspectives and flat-looking surfaces to construct the illusion of space and deny it at the same time.
For my objects, I take the same painted canvas, cut it, sew it together and fill it to make it three-dimensional.
My work starts in painting, but reaches out to sculpture and installation. Painting becomes object and object becomes painting.
måndag 18 juni 2018
Ein Mann geht mit einem runden Stein, balancierend auf seinem Kreuz und erkundet den Raum von diesem Rund über den den runden Grund, auf dem er wandelt, bis zum Punkt.A man walks with a round stone, balancing on his cross and explores the space of this round about the round ground on which he walks, to the point.
Durchwandert Häuser, Räume, bis die Sicherheit und das täglich Brot die Null ist. Walk through homes, rooms until the safety and the daily bread comes to Zero.
Er geht in Fisches zittriges Fleisch, verwurzelt bis zum Grund, erschießt des Wolfes heulendes Kleid, er ist es selbst. Blut rinnt aus seinem Mund. He walks in fish's shaky flesh, rooted to the ground, shoots the wolf's howling dress, he is himself. Blood runs out of his mouth.
Ein Mann geht mit einem runden Stein, balancierend auf seinem Kreuz und erkundet den Raum von diesem Rund über den den runden Grund, auf dem er wandelt, bis zum Punkt an dem sich die 10000 Möglichkeiten darüber ergiessen. Nomadic No Man´s LandA man walks with a round stone, balancing on his cross and explores the space of this round about the round ground on which he walks, to the point where the 10000 possibilities poured over it. Nomadic No Man´s Land
Text by Stephan US
All rights Stephan US - VG Bild-Kunst 2018
måndag 4 juni 2018
torsdag 24 maj 2018
Guest Artist Stephan US (Münster, Germany) is visiting us at the moment.
He has together with students done a workshop and recently he preformed Blossoms of Silence at the Campus.
Another performance is coming up at the Energiverket on monday June 4th at 18 PM (preliminary time). More about that later.
(Click on the images for bigger size)
Photos: Robert Back (1-7), Conny Emmerstedt (8).
tisdag 20 mars 2018
In November and December Johanna Hästö (Swe) was our guest artist.
Together with a group of students we made a short workshop around the topic of geologic uplift - which locally is rather fast. Fast in this case means appr. 9 mm per year.
The geologic uplift is naturally most obvious along the coast. So we went there to meet with it and experience it during a few hours. What kind of thoughts does it awaken? We started off being completely silent in order to get in touch with the surroundings (and the uplift) rather than each other.
Back in the studio we analysed our experiences and prepared (and did) a short presentation/performance based on thoughts and spontaneous conclusions.
Time wise the workshop was rather limited, but sometimes that's exactly right on.
During the Rusk Festival 20-25.11 guest artist Guillermo Galindo (Mexico/USA) did a workshop together with students and local artists. The workshop resulted in a performance - RISK RUSK SITUATION #1 - 25 November. These images are taken during planning and preparing.
Mikki Boxström and Emma Wikberg are testing various sound options of the main "instrument" - a metal fence.
Michele Uccheddu also checks sound possibilities.
Carina Ahlskog and Moa Cederberg.
Annika Mylläri, Christoffer Sundqvist (one of the festivals artistic leaders) and Guillermo Galindo.
Sign sound - later to be removed from the performance.