Manuel Canu (IT/DK), Sigrid Espelien (NO), Jennifer Forsberg (SE),
Berenice Hernández (MEX/SE), Aino Ojala, (FI) and S L A M / Annika Enqvist (SE), Karin Auran Frankenstein (SE), Henny Linn Kjellberg (SE), Moa Lönn (SE) in collaboration with sound artist Hendrik Willekens (BE/SE).
Utilising materials and sound which derive largely from the landscape, ten artists have created site-specifici nstallations that deal with temporality, documentation,translation, transformation, labour and public participation .The works show new ways of working in conversation with clay on the one hand, and works in dialogue with the place and its history, the people living there and possible new beginnings on the other.
In the exhibition you find works that examine the value of manual labour in performative pieces, films or installations. Several artists explore the temporality of clay throughlarge-scale works that contain works made with unfiredclay that morph over the course of the exhibition or time-based works.
The artists in the exhibition have been working with practice-based research, combining fieldwork, theory and documentation when visiting industrial and post-industrial landscapes to explore the history as well as thecontemporary conditions of the site. The methods used also draw from social and bodily experiences, ephemeral and performative aspects of how to bring multiple perspectives and narratives to connect with local histories, cultural heritage, and alternative narrations. Building on, and engaging with local workers’ memories has also been informing the process.
Acting as a platform for art, meetings and processes that grow from the soil, Fieldstation is asking questions, challenging perceptions, and exploring regenerative processes of the places of histories around Bromölla. In Fieldstation, the group S L A M applies a relational curatorial format for artistic research and site-specific production at Ifö Center Art Hall in Lerlagret. In collaboration with Ifö Center S L A M has initiated a mini-residency and hands-on workshop for explorations of the local context, opening up for new ways of understanding the place in a time of transformation.
S L A M / Annika Enqvist, Henny Linn Kjellberg Moa Lönn and Karin Auran Frankenstein – Curators of Fieldstation 2022