SL A M/ Annika Enqvist (SE) Karin Auran Frankenstein (SE)Henny Linn Kjellberg (SE)Moa Lönn (SE)
What Grows in the Shadows 2022
SLAM is exploring the connection between physical landscapes and memory. The work resides in the borderland between fiction, historical stageings, and the many actual leftover objects and environments of the site and the memories that they carry. Playing with the ideas of both translation and transformation, and blurring time and space, light and sound, SLAM is aiming to capture the poetical and theatrical as well as the darker, more challenging and sometimes difficult aspects of the factory. SLAM
is combining large-scale raw clay works reminiscing once used but currently redundant forms in need of repurposing with tools and interiors from the factory itself, with hybrids of found objects transformed through craft. Makingmanifest something that you couldn’t really see otherwise. By combining scientific knowledge with a crafted parallel dreamworld, SLAM examines the conditions of fieldworks in collective processes. Mapping local agencies,businesses, economies, minerals and materials, struggles and dreams.
Fieldworks: Touching the Earth andObservations 2022
This installation shows the fieldwork SLAM has conducted over three years during the group’s recurrent visits to Bromölla 2019–2022. Working with alternative ways of approaching the clay, such as radical listening practices and through giving it afictional subjective voice paired withnew understandings of clay and its processes, history, and potentials, SLAM is examining the everyday, traditions and histories of the place with what is available as traces, stories and actual people on site. The challenges
of translating memories and rebuilding environments and repurposing objects have followed SLAM in this work.
The installation holds a number of works exploring the voice of clay, the balance between labour and leisure, work and play, clay and care. It also touches
upon loss, rituals, and identity. SLAM has explored ways of translation and transformation; of materials, spaces, histories, and atmospheres of the place – through mappings, installations, films, performances and new material methodologies.
Photos by Tina Stridfeldt
Films by Filip Tell
FIELDSTATION 2022 is organized on the initiative of S L A M as curators in collaboration with Ifö Center. It is supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committée, the Swedish Arts Council , the Nordic Culture Fund, Region Skånes Utvecklingsstöd, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Nämnden för Hemslöjdsfrågor and Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.