R-Lab: Renewal and Metamorphosis @Färgfabriken

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25 MAY @FARGFABRIKEN AND BEYOND

Report on day five, 1 June.

gustav_20190601_123830gustav_20190601_123908The Evoking of the Realm of Real Fantasy, Gustav Karlsson. The tension between “real” and imagined conceptions about the state of the [human] world and it´s urban planning responses – is the same tension that also evokes a space that doesn´t need to prove it has the right to exist – The Realm of Real Fantasy.

veronica bo_20190601_144658Veronica Skeppe, Bo Pilo and Gustav Karlsson. elena bo_20190601_163821elena gerda_20190601_163942elena morteza_20190601_164220elena_20190601_164329Building a new landscape, Elena Mazzi. The workshop structure intends to start from a reflection on the crisis situations / necessities related to the daily use of water, encouraging participants (children and teenagers are welcome) to become aware of the hidden path that water makes in our daily lives, in the architecture we live every day, among these, the one we are working in, Färgfabriken.

Report on day four, 31 May.

bo_20190531_152445A mere heap, Bo Pilo: Transactive memory exercises and tool making workshops with the objective to revive and exercise agency, interruption, and recall as operative abilities in a new landscape without buildings.
gerda_20190531_151520gerda_20190531_151604Lövholmen: Gerda Persson Lövholmen is a small part of the world that will soon be gone forever and we will all forget what it was like. Get your own free souvenir! To remember it I am making concrete models in scale 1:400 of the building Spredfabriken. The model is 9x9x5 cm. If you would like to have one please contact me gerdapersson@gmail.com. Pick up your souvenir between May 29th and June 2nd at Färgfabriken.

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Visit with Afala Badran, Architect, Cairo.

Report on day three, 30 May.

IMG_20190530_152706IMG_20190530_152719IMG_20190530_135426ana barata Ana Barata, The History of Humanity Begins and Ends, for Each of Us, with our own lives. 30 May, 2019.

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Woman, Native, Other: Making Friends with Trinh-T Minh-ha
Carlota Mir and Enrico Floriddia
Collective reading workshop – arpentage

Report on day two, 26 May.

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21th century icon: Let’s re-medievalize the world!
Iconographic workshop. Jérôme Malpel In medieval tradition, an icon was a religious artwork, considered to give a direct connection to the religious figures that people adored. The function of a myth is to embody reality. As Roland Barthes described the phenomenon back in his time, we are now even more surrounded by and creating mythologies, as our everyday basis is filled with images and visual content.

IMG_20190526_170443Ana Barata Martins. The sun rises every morning at the same place and sets every evening at the opposite side. The sun rises every morning at the same place and sets every evening at the opposite side, is an artwork composed by several elements: a site-specific textile piece by the closest water of Fargfabriken, a second textile piece at the Open studio space, and photo documentation of the current development of Årstafältet. The fabric pieces are dyed with found materials and natural pigments from Årstafältet and a text by Maria Lamas is imprinted in them. The artwork intends to be critical towards exploitation processes natural areas goes through as most of accessible nature is man made or developed for commercial and industry purposes
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IMG_20190526_144059In Search of the Miraculous through Catastrophe. Walk to get lost. Anna Asplind. “Any old map will do” was the conclusion when a small Hungarian military unit found their way through a snowstorm in the Alps with the help from a map over the Pyrenees. Can we do the same?

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Premonition bureau – Confession parlor – Action booth
Sofia Larsson & Jérôme Malpel

Report on day one 25 May, Captions for each of the images to follow sh
ortly. Full schedule of the remaining week's events are listed right below report below.

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IMG_20190525_151049Urban Herbarium: the Swedish ground and its colors
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Veronica Skeppe and Ana Barata Martins

IMG_20190525_131335 A Cartography of the Anthropocene. Andres Villarreal. In the current moment we see an increase in so-called climate angst as well as climate crisis awareness, yet people feel a lack of any fruitful means of combating it. Can capital be seen? How do you map the unmappable? What are the individual components that comprise the issue of climate change? You are invitied to come and view an attempt at mapping the so called anthropocene, as well as to perhaps add your own take on it.IMG_20190525_131348“Clipboards” Premonition bureau – Confession Parlour – Action Station–Jerome Malpel, Sofia LarssonIMG_20190525_151043“video” Premonition bureau – Confession Parlour – Action Station
Jerome Malpel, Sofia Larsson

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IMG_20190525_150655Urban Herbarium: the Swedish ground and its colors
Veronica Skeppe and Ana Barata Martins

In this workshop we want to reflect what is considered Swedish in relation to its landscape, folklore and colors. Within this context we want you to join us to celebrate the Rödfärgsdagen (Red Paint Day). We want to question in which way this paint is part of the construction of Swedish cultural identity. What makes a landscape the idyllic symbol of a country? With these questions in mind we will create colors through floral pigments and found objects from around Färgfabriken. These found objects explore the site as a material archive of urban nature landscape. We will explore different types of imprinting, color making and red paint cooking in order to create a representation of the surrounding place of Färgfabriken in the form of a collective textile painting.

IMG_20190525_125721Peter Lang: “R-lab’s Marvels and Catastrophes is one of those great opportunities where you can really take an idea as far as possible. Färgfabriken is proving to be more open to these kinds of advanced post-graduate experiments then most academic institutions are willing to go, or at least willing to give the kind of space and time necessary to nurture these kinds of game changing developments.”

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Healing Tree. Åsa Agerstam. The belief that the forest is a healing force goes back to Nordic folk-medicine where disfigured, odd trees could function as a receiver for human pain. By transmitting the disease materially and symbolically, the tree became the new carrier of the pain. The person cutting it down took a risk of catching whatever disease the tree was carrying.
The physical surrounding of such a tree could also be used as a place of sacrifice where one could make a wish. With a trial and error perspective of a designer, a transformative replica of The Tree with it ́s original purpose will be made. Your intention is what makes it real.

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En Trevlig Suburban Fantasy Hajk / A Lovely Suburban Hike
Hike and food picking followed by an outdoor cooking and pique nique session
Anna Asplind, Gustav Karlsson, Jérôme Malpel Welcome to a hike in a cozy suburban environment and a lovley dinner session. Our starting point is Färgfabriken and from there we explore the surroundings in order to collect things we find important along the hike: edible plants, nuts and flowers, plastic rubbish, wood, abandoned artefacts or a wandering stick. Then, we find a suitable site and cook a good dinner with the plants we found on our way and other ingredients we have with us.

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Opera Performance Sun and Sea by Lina Lapelytė, Vaiva Grainytė, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė featured in the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Bienniale. Thanks to the Lithuanian cultural attaché to Sweden, Zivilè Etevičiūtè for organising the event for R-Lab’s Renewal and Metamorphosis.

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R-lab’s Marvels and Catastrophes: Renewal and Metamorphosis, to be held at Färgfabriken 23- May – 2 June.

Renewal and Metamorphosis is the final in a series of 4 movements (see below) proposed by R-Lab concerning the major transformations affecting today’s natural and living environments. The two weeks at Färgfabriken will present a sequence of student led workshops, installations, performances, videos, and temporary exhibits outlining the world in its state of “new normal.” Open to the public.

This is the concluding series of workshops and performative public engagements to be featured in Färgfabriken’s Open Studio. Renewal and Metamorphosis is developed and run by the participants enrolled in this year’s R-Lab Marvels and Catastrophes course held at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
All events are open to the public, children and adults alike, please come, and please share!
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For the different happenings and workshops see schedule below. The ongoing exhibition can be viewed anytime during the opening hours of Färgfabriken which are:
Thursdays: 11.00 – 19.00
Fridays: 11.00 – 16.00
Saturdays and Sundays: 11.00 – 17.00

HAPPENINGS/ WORKSHOPS

25 May

11.00-13.00
Premonition bureau – Confession parlor – Action booth
Jérôme Malpel & Sofia Larsson

11.00-17.00
For the first time our world
Anna Risell
You are invited to a moment that allows you to reach inwards, into the depths of your memories and associations.
https://www.facebook.com/events/435939797218496/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1557867158495917

11.00-17.00
Välkommen att fira rödfärgensdag!
Veronica Skeppe

14.00-18.00
A Lovely Suburban Hike
Anna Asplind, Gustav Karlsson & Jérôme Malpel
Welcome to a hike in a cozy suburban environment and a dinner session.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1404970899646219/

26 May

11.00-17.00
Premonition bureau – Confession parlor – Action booth
Jérôme Malpel & Sofia Larsson

11.00-17.00
For the first time our world
Anna Risell
You are invited to a moment that allows you to reach inwards, into the depths of your memories and associations.
https://www.facebook.com/events/435939797218496/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1557867158495917

14.00-16.00
In Search of the Miraculous through Catasthrophe
Anna Asplind
“Any old map will do” was the conclusion when a small Hungarian military unit found their way through a snowstorm in the Alps with the help from a map over the Pyrenees. Can we do the same?
https://www.facebook.com/events/338077586899432/

30 May

11.00-17.00
Woman, Native, Other: Making Friends with Trinh-T Minh-ha
Carlota Mir and Enrico Floriddia
Collective reading workshop – arpentage
12 spots – book yours at come.and.loiter@bi-residenci.es
https://www.facebook.com/events/2132880783447314/

1 June

12.00-13.30
The Evoking of the Realm of Real Fantasy
Gustav Karlsson
The tension between “real” and imagined conceptions about the state of the [human] world and it´s urban planning responses – is the same tension that also evokes a space that doesn´t need to prove it has the right to exist – The Realm of Real Fantasy.
https://www.facebook.com/events/316464792356463/?ti=as

14.00-16.30
Building a new landscape
Elena Mazzi
The workshop structure intends to start from a reflection on the crisis situations / necessities related to the daily use of water, encouraging participants (children and teenagers are welcome) to become aware of the hidden path that water makes in our daily lives, in the architecture we live every day, among these, the one we are working in, Färgfabriken.

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EXHIBITIONS

Ongoing 23 May – 2 June

Lövholmen
Gerda Persson

Lövholmen is a small part of the world that will soon be gone forever and we will all forget what it was like. Get your own free souvenir! To remember it I am making concrete models in scale 1:400 of the building Spredfabriken. The model is 9x9x5 cm. If you would like to have one please contact me gerdapersson@gmail.com. Pick up your souvenir between May 29th and June 2nd at Färgfabriken.

The sun rises every morning at the same place and sets every evening at the opposite side
Ana Barata Martins

The sun rises every morning at the same place and sets every evening at the opposite side, is an artwork composed by several elements: a site-specific textile piece by the closest water of Fargfabriken, a second textile piece at the Open studio space, and photo documentation of the current development of Årstafältet. The fabric pieces are dyed with found materials and natural pigments from Årstafältet and a text by Maria Lamas is imprinted in them. The artwork intends to be critical towards exploitation processes natural areas goes through as most of accessible nature is man made or developed for commercial and industry purposes

A Cartography of the Anthropocene

In the current moment we see an increase in so-called climate angst as well as climate crisis awareness, yet people feel a lack of any fruitful means of combating it. Can capital be seen? How do you map the unmappable? What are the individual components that comprise the issue of climate change? You are invitied to come and view an attempt at mapping the so called anthropocene, as well as to perhaps add your own take on it.

Andres Villarreal

21th century icon: How do we build up an image of our contemporary mythology?
Jérôme Malpel

A mere heap
Bo Pilo
Transactive memory exercises and tool making workshops with the objective to revive and exercise agency, interruption, and recall as operative abilities in a new landscape without buildings.

In search of the miraculous through catastrophe
Anna Asplind

“Any old map will do” was the conclusion when a small Hungarian military unit found their way through a snowstorm in the Alps with the help from a map over the Pyrenees.
Can we use the map from one place or a situation to gain new insights about here and now? This time with a map of the utterly symbol of catastrophe – Pompeji, layered with the utterly aim to avoid catastrophe – the evacuation plan of Operation Stockholm 1961.
https://www.facebook.com/events/338077586899432/

Healing Tree
Åsa Agerstam

The belief that the forest is a healing force goes back to Nordic folk-medicine where disfigured, odd trees could function as a receiver for human pain. By transmitting the disease materially and symbolically, the tree became the new carrier of the pain. The person cutting it down took a risk of catching whatever disease the tree was carrying.
The physical surrounding of such a tree could also be used as a place of sacrifice where one could make a wish. With a trial and error perspective of a designer, a transformative replica of The Tree with it ́s original purpose will be made. Your intention is what makes it real.

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Marvels and Catastrophes in 4 Movements.

1. The Art of Disaster Interruptive: the Earth School, Istanbul Design Biennial, September
2. Lexicon of Marvels and Disasters, Färgfabriken
3. Nordic Hazardlands, UMA, Umeå
4. Marvels and Catastrophes: Renewal and Metamorphosis, Färgfabriken

The first movement, The Art of Disaster Interruptive, premiered in September of 2018 at the 4th Design Biennial in Istanbul. Located in the Earth School, the weeklong workshop dealt with remedial environmental practices inspired by the Şişhane crafts district in the heart of Istanbul. The second workshop, the Lexicon of Marvels and Disasters, held in January of 2019, was a one-day experimental Open Studio event developed to interact with the public, and called for submissions of ideas on what we will need to have with us to confront this ever changing present. The third movement, Nordic Hazardlands, took place in the northern Swedish city of Umeå at the UMA school of architecture at the end of March. The program included a seminar with the director of IBA in Thüringen Germany, and concluded with an initial draft for an Almanac for 2020.

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