Super Swedish finds today at Strand #septembersmarts (Taken with Instagram at Strand Book Store)
48 cents for the Strindberg!
Got this call for contributions this morning, thought some of you out there might find it interesting and since you have nothing better to do than Tumbl all the time you may as well help out this artist. AMIRITE?
Mobile Art Productions (MAP) is currently producing a new artwork with one of Sweden’s most prominent and interesting artists, Jonas Dahlberg. The project is based on an archive of architectural memories of specific places in films.
LETTER FROM ARTIST JONAS DAHLBERG
I am now working on building up an archive of people’s memories of locations that are influenced by film. I’m writing to ask you if you would share with me at least one of your memories - or even a flash of a thought - that involves a room, space, place, or site that you remember from a film.
What interests me are the memory image(s) that pop up in your mind, that originates from a movie, when you think of a certain kind of room or location. For example: “When I think of [a hotel room], or am in [a hotel room], I see [scene from a movie…] before me.
All films, high and low, new or old, are equally valid. It is not important that your memory from the film is “accurate”. We often remember things very differently from how they really happened, how long it took for something to happen, whether it was day or night, etc.
The archive may serve as the basis for a number of works, and possibly a publication. It is likely that in some way, I would like to eventually list all the people who have contributed with memories, but will seek your approval in advance.
Ps. Please feel free to share this request with others you think would be interested.
Suggestions of spaces: ports/harbors, airports, railway stations, hotel lobbies, university campuses, mosques, churches, roads, streets, backstreets, hot dog stands, tunnels, cabins, synagogues, parks, restaurants, court houses, post and bank offices, hospitals, parking shelters, bars, graveyards, penthouses, libraries, museums, schools, offices, sports stadiums, public squares, gardens, residential buildings, ships, stairwells, garages, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, toilets, backyards, basements, attics, hallways, tool sheds, closets, wardrobes, prison cells, artist studios, etc.
Please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Jonas Dahlberg please see: www.jonasdahlberg.com
Johan Thurfjell, Untitled, 2004, pre-fabricated letters, rubber board, 120 x 120 cm. Click through for english translation.
Kärleken skall vara en gåva av en annans fria och för den själv likväl oemåtståndliga vilja. Den kärlek man erhåller av medlidande, efter böner, efter hot eller gräl … vad värde har egentligen den? En kärlek som byggs på rättigheter är ingen kärlek.
Vi kan erövra det mesta vi åtrår utom ett: den äkta kärleken. Den är suveränt fri, går obönhörligt sina egna vägar. Hur vi än åstundar den - är det inte bättre att avstå hur det än svider, om den inte är helt frivillig? I kärleken måste givandets och tagandets vågskålar väga jämnt."
Jakob Billström, Ord på Vägen
Things like this make me miss the Swede life.