This is a site-specific collective artistic praxis and we are investigating into vague spaces through the interventions of temporary, process-based, textile installations in non-traditional spaces. The vague spaces are based on "terrain vague", a concept coined by the architect Ignasi de Solà-Morale (1995). Vagueness is here explored from the point of view of the citizen, the habitant and the wanderer inspired by Michel de Certeau (1984). Therefore the vague terrains explored are small in-between vacant areas in (sub)urban spaces, scheduled to be built upon in the future.
Vague Tissue is the development of site-specific tissues that grow, transform, pulsate, molds, camouflages and play with visions through transparency and create complex spaces that changes over time. The materials used are experiments with the spinning and preparation of textile fibres and yarn. The first year 2012/2013 will be devoted to basic research focusing on vague space, designing the probing activities, material experiments and development.
On this blog you can follow experiments, encounters and interventions in vague spaces of Västra Frölunda.
All photos by Lena T H Berglin och Kajsa G. Eriksson
vague terrain from within
vague terrain from the outside
During the summer the wind, the rain and the air pollution have transformed our materials in different ways. New colors, broken threads, threads glued together, fuzzier and more wollen surfaces. Even the strong and high performance synthetics had changed, not much but clearly visible.
Vague terrian found in Västra Frölunda, a suburb of Gothenburg which was planned in the 1950´s and built in the 60´s. The chosen space is situated in between a small meadow and a parking lot, about 100 kvm (5x20kvm) in size. The land is owned by the city of Gothenburg, which plans to develop it into a residential area in two years time.
This is the vacant area and vague space we have decided to continue working in.