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

intervention 2013-02-26 by the school kids

interventionsPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Tue, March 12, 2013 12:48:20

The first intervention by the school kids from Frölundaskolan. So far we have prepared for the intervention in the vague space together with the kids and finally today we had the opportunity to make it happen for the first time. Again the kids are really making use of the whole space and easily come up with own ideas on what they want to do and how to do it. Big thanks to all the kids and the personal!

The energy and the concentration which the kids engage in the work are amazing.

And so are the results!

This is the conditions for the work: a ball of yarn and your hands.

For us the “drawings” that was made in the landscape by the yarn was fascinating.

The statements from the kids were equally fascinating. They were stating different things on what they were doing. Some stated they were doing shelters for spiders, a castle or they made zig-zag patterns. Some were trying to do similar to what we had done before. They all came together in the statements that they were doing something that made things nicer and they enjoyed doing it. Everything was documented by the kids themselves.

The result that came out of today’s work with the school kids, a group of people that normally use the vague space but under less organized forms, were interesting both from an artistic and a research point of view. The work will continue and the next step this spring is to engage with other groups that are using this space.

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