The Exhibition – Experiment Stockholm
Photo credit: Karin Björkquist
23rd September – 29th November
When visiting the exhibition, you will be able to approach Experiment Stockholm in two different ways. When entering our main hall you encounter the exhibition using all senses. This reflects what living in Stockholm is like, experiencing the city with the whole body, at eye level.
In the main hall you will find artworks utilising metaphors and artistic perspectives that make unexpected connections and associations. Nature and culture are being intertwined in this space. Stockholm is a biotope!
In the main hall you will also find a workshop area where we invite visitors of all ages and backgrounds to work with the challenges of the present and the future Stockholm region. Results from workshop activities can be added to the exhibition during the exhibition period, making it dynamic and changing – like the city. In the exhibition, Stockholm should grow from bottom and up.
As a visitor, you get to play an important role in Experiment Stockholm in more than one way. You will be able to contribute with your views of the Stockholm region in a great interactive mapping of public perceptions and experiences of places in Stockholm. In this way you let researchers, decision makers, and other fellow citizens know about your places of like or dislike in Stockholm.
The other way to approach Experiment Stockholm is by intellectual endeavour in our project rooms. In this space we will examine new architectural ideas and flip the common ways of city planning upside down. Could we create a more efficient traffic in Stockholm by reducing, instead of increasing, speed? Is it possible to create buildings which adds, rather than removes, natural values to the city? In Stockholm, there are thousands of empty office spaces. How could we make use of this resource? For example, we see a vision of a new Stockholm portrayed in the project Demeter by Jan Hietala and Moneo Brock Studio. Demeter is also a critique of patriarchal structures in the urban landscape and demonstrates how fruitful an interdisciplinary non-hierarchical collaboration between architects and artists can be. Fruitful cooperation between the various skills are also the basis for Experiment Akalla, a "maker space" that is now emerging in previously unused premises in a Stockhlm suburb, as well as in the study "Where is your Stockholm", a collaboration with Stockholm Resileince Centre, where we visualize Stockholmer’s relationship to, and subjective knowledge of, places and spaces around the city.
Luis Berríos-Negrón – takes interest in the physical sensations of multidimensionality. He seeks to manifest some of these sensations by augmenting the "greenhouse" as a mental, colonial, material and physical spectre. In Experiment Stockholm, Berríos-Negrón will realize an artwork named Earthscore Specularium. As a follow up to the Nonsphere series, and as an attempt to return to an unfinished conversation with American artist Paul Ryan, Berríos-Negrón will stay in the exhibition with his family. Together with visitors they will practice and share ideas about living in Stockholm.
Björn Oliviusson and Luis Berríos-Negrón in front of the greenhouse with Aquaponic in Berga.
Maretopia – is an artist collective initiated by artist Jens Evaldsson, based in Liljeholmen. Maretopia explores the potential for the waters of Stockholm. Their idea is to create a floating culture and eco-village on rafts, anchored just outside Färgfabriken. The first raft was built of left-over materials from the urban development exhibition Stockholm on the Move, that took place at Färgfabriken 2013. The rafts was built by IA1 Interior Design at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
The launch of Maretopia rafts outside Färgfabriken on Lövholmen.
Anna Asplind – is a dancer and choreographer. In a video piece, she addresses the urban landscape that stretches from Liljeholmen to Haninge, moving beyond the inner city. In a landscape organized around the car, Asplind instead moves by foot, bike or public transport. In Experiment Stockholm, she will also organize bike Dérives, where the participants randomly drift through the cityscape, encountering the city in a different way, unexpectedly discovering new sites and perspectives.
Photo: Anna Asplind
Asante Arkitektur – is a young architectural firm which, on behalf of Färgfabriken, have designed a new house typology: Urban houses built in cheap wood and maybe also in fabric – the fifth building material. This approach enables other ways of building and invites new participants to partake in urban planning and construction, and so generates a more fine-grained social mix: Urban Diversity.
Osynliga Teatern – (The Invisible Theatre) is a collaboration between Tomas Rajnai and Jens Nielsen. Osynliga Teatern creates interdisciplinary performances and cinematic experiences through sound, where the audience is invited to become part of the story and choreography. In the piece Hidden Ecology, they investigated a situation where new patterns of movement change the appearance of a map. Their starting-point is an idea that the architectural surroundings are set in the past, while the interaction between people and architecture occurs in the present. The use of space is in constant change, depending on who is visiting there. By exploring the city on the basis of non-specified patterns – where the visitor becomes part of the plot – Osynliga Teatern opens up the possibility of creating new paths to map and new stories to tell.
Svante Pettersson – is a lightning designer highly acclaimed both in Sweden and internationally. For Experiment Stockholm Svante Pettersson has created an installation called Color Trip, a light passage where you as in the city can be transformed and become someone else. In his book SEE THE LIGHT (2015) he shares his philisophy of lightning, addresseing everyone from architects to studenta and DIY enthusiasts.