vague terrain frölunda

vague terrain frölunda

"vague terrain - vague tissue", artistic research, geographically situated in the suburb of Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg, Sweden

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

revealing vagueness - photographs from the seventies

linksPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Mon, February 25, 2013 15:19:09

On these two links you can look at and read about the work by the photographer Ingemar Jernberg. The photographs are from the vague space and the surroundings. The history of public space and urban life in Västra Frölunda is slowly revealing itself.

Ingemar Jernbergs homepage

artikel: Förbi på ett ögonblick

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junk space or control space?

linksPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Tue, October 02, 2012 11:54:00
"How do art and architecture address 'Junkspace' on the one hand and 'control space' on the other?"
—Hal Foster

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preparational research far away

linksPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Thu, September 20, 2012 15:58:14
Follow Lena in Indonesia

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a context of vacant land

linksPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Mon, September 10, 2012 13:00:56
vacant land

Vacant Land in Cities Could Provide Important Social and Ecological Benefits

by Timon McPhearson, Assistant Professor, The New School, New York, NY USA

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Terrain Vague - Ignasi de Solà Morales

linksPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Mon, September 10, 2012 12:31:44
Terrain Vague - Ignasi de Solà Morales

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