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

a long good-bye – an exhibition and film

epiloguePosted by Kajsa G Eriksson Mon, February 10, 2014 13:12:59

The finishing process of the project “Vague Space – Vague Tissue” project by Vague Research Studios will include feedback to the community in Västra Frölunda. In September 2014 we will have an exhibition at Frölunda Kulturhus including a seminar, workshop and presentations. During the year spent at the vague space we have collected not only the material but also other traces from the space and a massive amount of photographs. The image archive now consists of 3500 images. From this archive we will make an animation a multimedia film named “Barnen, alkoholisterna och konstnärerna” (The children, the alcoholics and the artists) where we will collaborate with Gustaf Leijelind, Milena Karlsson and Pontus Gunve.

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