Together with 38 artists, we are curating an exhibition called Instrument. The exhibition takes place in an old flour mill in a small village called Lövestad in south Sweden. Just as the mill was a vital component to the countryside, what then are contemporary instruments? What values, attitudes, products or pieces can we produce that carry over this idea of a being a vital component in the country. This kickstarter campaign is to raise a little money to pay for the catalog and other incidentals.
The mill, Kulturmöllan, was originally an electric flour mill that was in use until 1980. What interested us is that the Mill is an instrument in the countryside. An instrument where everything around it, the people, the way of life, the landscape, everyone was dependent on this building. Besides me, Marek Walczak, the other organizers in the show are Robert Ek, Lars Eklöw (owner of the mill), Rendel Ibing and Johanna Kindvall. All of us have worked together to produce a show with 38 artists with 29 different types of artworks. The artists are from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Syria, as well as 13 artists from the US.
We have a number of different types of pieces:
A giant pendulum that swings in the atrium, as it swings a camera, attached at the pendulum, outputs a video.
A double-bass, outside the mill, that is played by the wind.
A strung instrument inside the space that activates as people pass between the strings.
An electronic pop-up book with a story about the mill.
Optical Instruments that see into secret areas of the mill.
Soundings taken by recording the mill over a series of months.
So there is a strange mix between what is a work of art and what is the mill, how do the two relate, what kinds of performative actions have any value in such a glorious environment.
This is the 2nd triennial at Kulturmöllan, it is purely artist driven and run, we have no funding and no institutional affiliation. The 38 artists are working together to produce a stunning environment that I highly recommend you visit if you happen to be in South Sweden. For this event we will have a catalog, an opening, we will have to pay for electricity. These are small sums compared to a museum installation, in fact we think we can do the entire exhibition for $1000. That is why we are going on Kickstarter, we need $1000 to pull this off. Thanks.
The exhibition is open each Saturday and Sunday from 6 July - 4 August, 1pm - 5pm. See more at: http://instrument.someprojects.info
Risks and challenges
What's great is that the exhibition will take place whether we get the funding or not. BUT, having a great catalog, inviting the press, being able to offset even a little of the building costs, these will popularize and make the show available to a wider audience, which we feel it richly deserves!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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