– 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.
In 2020, invites to the Open Studio are somehow related to or relevant for our project Symbiosis.
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 2019
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 2019
With Frances Hsu and students.
LABLAB, April 22nd-May 5th 2019LABLAB 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 2019
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 2nd 2019R-lab’s Marvels and Catastrophes: Renewal and Metamorphosis, to be held at Färgfabriken 23- May - 2 June.
Gülbeden Kulbay, June 3rd-16th 2019Performance artist, read more.
BLOD(y), Annika Boholm & Kersti Grunditz Brennan, 21-24 nov 2019BLOD(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.
Åsa Cederqvist, Feb 13 - March 15 2020The artist Åsa Cederqvist's work is based on an interest in the ever-changing boundary between object and subject, as well as around the state of reformulation and transformation - in both the material and mental spaces.
While in the studio at Färgfabriken, Studio Åsa Cederqvist work will take it's vantage point in the cycle of materials and experiences that exist within the building and its surrounding areas, through displacements and alterations, and at the same time develop an interface of transformer processors, disintegration and structure.
Symbiosis, spring 2020Färgfabriken's project Symbiosis takes over one of the project rooms in order to give space for ideas, sketching and meetings.
Last updated on January 21, 2020
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Next period: February 13 - March 15, 2020
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Open Studio has the same opening hours as the art space, if nothing else is stated.