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

to be a place

vaguenessPosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Wed, January 29, 2014 14:49:51
The place as a space moves into my body and becomes a part of it. This is an un-reversible process. To flow, to flee into a space, to mimic, to appropriate and partially assimilate. The space is eventually left and abandoned and still the space lives on inside of me as memory, experience, new stories and fantasies. The process goes on regardless if the space is self-organized or governed but there is a difference, in a governed space the actual structure and system of the space seem to move in to my body rather than the informal and random meetings of a vague space and in this case a particular “terrain vague” in Västra Frölunda.

I picture the connection between my body and the space as an invisible thread that continue to exist between me, people, plants, animals and material.

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