Bus Tour

The bus will run between all the venues 12-4 pm on the following dates: 11, 12, 18 and 19 September.

Routes and times:

11,12 september
Route: Tjärhovsplan - Mynttorget - HV galleri - Mynttorget - Tjärhovsplan
Departs Tjärhovsplan: 13.00, 15.00
Departs HV: 14.15, 16.00

18, 19 september
Route: Tjärhovsplan - Mynttorget - Högbergsgatan - Tjärhovsplan
Departs Tjärhovsplan: 12.00, 13.40, 15.10
Departs Högbergsgatan/Repslagargatan: 13.15, 14.55
 

A bus will provide an easy, comfortable way of seeing all the exhibtions and will run between all the venues 12-4 pm on the following dates: 11, 12, 18 and 19 September.

Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen (FI) has created an installation in the bus Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss/The Crochet Line. Three short  films by Swedish filmmaker Mårten Nilsson and choreographer Gunilla Heilborn (The Herman Wiklund Triolgy) will also be shown.

Pitsibussi /Spetsbuss/The Crochet Line

Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss/The Crochet Line creates positive feelings that connect to everyday life. Travelling by bus is a smart climate choice and millions of people each day use this form of travel. The aim is to elucidate joy, colour and humour that are so often lost in daily travel.

With playfulness and nostalgia, passengers can be activated and enticed to communicate with one another or get in touch with their memories. The installation in the bus is based on crocheted table cloths acquired at flea markets.

In her art, Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen plays with and parodies, in a kind way, images and myths about femininity. People of all ages find it easy to approach her fairy tale-like artworks. Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen lives and works in Helsinki.

Curators: Inger Bergström, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa and Maria Sandstig (SE).

Inger Bergström
Using the potency of textile techniques and the materials’ inherent references is what characterises her work. The focus is often on the three-dimensional and the spatial in which textile is employed as a kind of building material. Inger Bergström was educated at Konstfack, Univeristy of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm where she is professor.

Maria Sandstig
Identity and alienation are recurring issues in Maria Sandstig’s work, with the starting-point in the private. The materials vary according to themes, spaces and contexts. She has pursued several collaborations with colleagues. A rewarding and exciting one is her conversations with a landscape architect about play, with the focus on children’s and young people’s places for play in public space. This resulted in a play sculpture for Vitabergsparken, Stockholm. Maria Sandstig was educated at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa
Educated at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm, in textiles and sculpture. Introducing something of the private into the public is a red thread in her work. In her photo and material based work, the human being appears to be engaged in an activity. Collaborations in various constellations of artists are ongoing in parallel to her own activities.

Mårten Nilsson and Gunilla Heilborn / Henrik Vikman-trilogin (The Henrik Vikman Trilogy)

The filmmaker Mårten Nilsson and the choreographer Gunilla Heilborn show The Henrik Vikman Trilogy that comprises the short films Henrik Vikman berättar, Rewind and Sportstugan. A cinematographic scoop about a mysterious tamer that was last seen with a group of lost visitors in the vicinity of Åtjärn. Of the three films, Rewind is perhaps the one that best references the theme of the exhibition – people move in patterned rooms, everyday events and sentences are repeated over and over again. http://vimeo.com/11617773
Mårten Nilsson is an experienced filmmaker and director of short films. He also edits, photographs and produces other people’s films. His own films include: Sportstugan (nominated for the Guldbagge award for best short film in 2005) and Hur man gör (winner of the 2007 Guldbagge award for best short film). His latest film, Alaska, has been screened at numerous festivals both nationally and internationally.
 
The choreographer Gunilla Heilborn’s works have been presented at, among others, Moderna Dansteatern, Norrlandsoperan and Dansens Hus, where she was the inhouse choreographer in 2007. Films are often an integrated part of the performaces, most recently the short film Alaska for the performance with the same title for Göteborgsoperan.
 
Curator: Katarina Wiklund (SE)
has taken an interest in artistic depictions and processes in various public places, including theatre and film. In her work one can trace an interest in patterns and architecture, often a play with scales and preferably projects in collaboration with other disciplines. She is currently working with an art project for Psykiatrins Hus in Uppsala and with costumes for Skånes Dansteater.
 
The Henrik Vikman Triology is distributed by Filmform The Art Film & Video Archive www.filmform.com

 

Images: 
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Maria Sandstig
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Pitsibussi/Spetsbuss, 2010, installation med virkade dukar, fotograf Hans Johansson
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, 1. Work in progress with Yukako Hanano (JP) trainee
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, 2. Work in progress with Yukako Hanano (JP) trainee
Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, 3. Work in progress with Yukako Hanano (JP) trainee

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