Morning sun sheds its light through coloured glass panes; the lense of the overhead projector captures it and projects backwards.
Hooks are attached, bells and silk pieces placed, and the sound of the bell clappers is softened by rubber lining. Very consciously, we try to avoid every set-up that suggests a centre or certain symmetry axes – instead, we wish to encourage diffusion and interferences, a recurrent loss of balance which keeps you going…
Next, we begin to play with lighting, and the light pillars get a footing of salt.
Eight of my meditation texts* are written in silver on round-cut indigo cardboards and posted on the walls behind the dark blue acoustic curtains, visible only by torchlight; Julia’s texts appear on tarot-like cards along with a calabash stethoscope.
It’s getting late. Things are coming together, but still the silk needs some ironing before we open to the public tomorrow…
(all photos: HHW.)
*selected from the “uncategorized” category at this site.
Throughout this year, I find myself trying out something – a method, of sorts. From the mid-winter LightJam – a brilliant concept coined by my long-time friend Lena Strand – to a brief ArtJam c/o Satan’s Democracy in spring. Now that summer is slowly withdrawing, I’m back at Långsjö Teater – playing a ResonanceJam together with much-appreciated colleague Julia Adzuki…
I can’t find any better words than ‘pure joy’ to describe this work. We bring various materials – home-built bells, feathers, thin silk, copper tubes, a tanned cowhide – which resonate with light and sound. We combine and move them around in seemingly random ways, and the resonance deepens. We have another week to go; next Friday, the public will be invited to take part. Julia’s daughter suggests a portal opening into a yellow place, and we realize that it’s already present… The cowhide, stretched over a metal frame, is a membrane and a portal transmitting light.
(all photos: HHW.)
For Swedish readers, here’s some general information about the upcoming event:
oil paint on canvas, 200 x 200 cms; five subsequent stages, February – April 2017
170227; graphite pencil on paper, 21×28 cms
170225; graphite pencil on paper, 21×28 cms
170224 01; wax crayons on paper, 12×14 cms
170224 02; aquarelle crayons on paper (black), 12×10 cms
170223; wax crayons on paper, 12×14 cms
170222; graphite pencil on paper, 28×21 cms
170221; aquarelle crayons on paper, 12×14 cms
170220; graphite pencil on paper, 28×21 cms