– Exploring creativity in flux
Färgfabriken’s Open Studio helps to give exposure to creative thinking at a time when it’s still in flux, by inviting various fascinating creators to take over a project space for a short period of time.
As a centre for the arts, we have an interminable interest in the creative process - what does it offer us? How does it come about? How do we capture it? How do we shape it? What should we reject? We want these cursory processes to encounter an audience - their audience.
In the autumn of 2017, we began exploring different ways of giving exposure to creative thinking and creative processes before they adopt their final form, while also bringing creators and audiences closer together. In collaboration with the art and design group Very Very Gold, Färgfabriken’s first Open Studio was launched. Our visitors could familiarise themselves with Very Very Gold’s arsenal of ideas, which were then shaped and reshaped, located, and dislocated in order to gradually shift into new and evolving ideas.
Open Studio 2019 launches with the artistic duo Osynliga Teatern (the Invisible Theatre), which seeks to push the boundaries between show, performance, and exhibition. The project space will then be taken over by the architectural agency LABLAB with a pop-up think tank on issues relating to Europe’s rural areas, followed by students from the Swedish Royal Institute of Art’s "R-Lab" working on the topic of “Nordic Hazardlands”.
We provide regular updates on the participants and their programmes.
Click on each participant below to learn more.
I WAS HERE - Osynliga Teatern, March 28th-April 6th
I WAS HERE is a performance installation by artist duo Osynliga Teatern which combines an intimate experience for one person per occasion with a live-stream that can be experienced online or in one of the exhibition spaces at Färgfabriken. The work combines a relational situation with an all-encompassing environment where questions of trust and empathy is tested in relation to our private sphere. The exhibition is founded on public telephone conversations and is divided into two parts. As a visitor, you can choose to participate in the installation either as The Narrator or as The Observer, or as both.
Texas University Architecture Department, April 8th-14th
With Frances Hsu and students.
LABLAB, April 22nd-May 5thLABLAB will investigate the historic and contemporary relationship that exist between the image and landscape throughout the landscape of Dalarna, Sweden.
KTH ABE Urbanism Studies / AT - HH, May 13th-19th
Malin Heyman and James Hamilton, together with the students of the KTH ABE Graduate Program in Urbanism will occupy the Open Studio during the production, copy editing, review and printing of a book that will represent the students research from the Studio's Mexico City workshop and subsequent project "CO-OP City: Future Collective Domestic".
"CO-OP City : Future Collective Domestic" was a 10 week design studio in the Graduate Profram in Urbanism at KTH ABE. Students have worked in groups to produce proposals for collective domestic places and programs to engage public space in Mexico City. The work takes as it's departure point Hannes Meyer's 1928 manifesto Bauen and the contemporary research of Anna Puigjaner presented in her work Kitchenless City.
With students: Ambre Elsa Alfredo, Leonardo Baron Zenari, Maia Cavendish, Zehra Chughtai, Sued Ferreira da Silva, Simon Fique, Shayan Khilji, Svenja Marie Krings, Sven Lindemann, Michael Mallinder-MacLeod, Sandra Yael Mekler Bensadon, Divya Ramasamy Venkatesamoorthy, Mayra Milena Campanha Reis, Lizaveta Shylichava, Irena Toljan, Eleni Konstantina Vlachaki Stamatopoulou, Johan Wide, Benjamin Schaefer, Jon Nilsson
Collaborators and contributors to the studio have been:
+ OKK+ friends
+ Alejandra Navarrete
+ Andrea González
+ Daniel Urey
+ David Huber
+ Fernando Ocaña
+ Hélène Frichot
+ Isabelle Löfgren
+ Karolina Keyzer
The Royal Institute of Art R-Lab RIA, May 23rd-June 2ndR-lab’s Marvels and Catastrophes: Renewal and Metamorphosis, to be held at Färgfabriken 23- May - 2 June.
Gülbeden Kulbay, June 3rd-16thPerformance artist, read more.
Blody Sparken 2x3 960x640BLOD(y) is an exposition of the work processes of BLOD – a research and film project trying to go beyond norms when it comes to content, aesthetics and modes of collaboration in cinematic storytelling. The Open Space exhibit features the film, its source materials in different forms, works in various degrees of progress and scheduled talks on related topics. The project is exploring collaboration across professions, between friendship and the collegial and beyond academic positions – alternating writing, filming, editing – a liquid and blurred line between life and art. Working on BLOD, all hands-on artistic processes are taken on jointly and uncompromisingly, while challenging power hierarchies, artist myths and traditional cinema’s demand for naturalism and narrative logic in both imagery and mise-en-scene. The film BLOD revolves around female bleeding from cradle to grave, but is not all about liquids. It also examines emotional swells in the wake of the blood – between people when bodies fail. The film events where modes of creating, key issues and artistic ambition are embodied, are based on experiences of being human with brains, heart and uterus.
Last updated on April 4th, 2019
Time & Place
Starts on March 28, 2019
Welcome to the project space upstairs!
Open Studio has the same opening hours as the art space, if nothing else is stated.