It has been a while since the last post here on the blog, but life is busy, which I am insanely grateful for (and from time to time I am just dreaming of a place to get away and take a deep breath). I had a very eventful spring and summer continues just like it.
Do not even know where to start the sum-up…so I just spit them out and will be back more detailed on some projects in separate posts.
During April-May I decided to take advantage of some given possibilities and took a course in DTP and Google SketchUp and got boosted my Adobe and 3D skills a little. These will come very handy during visualizing ideas, concept development, PR stuff and prototyping. I have been missing a good 3D base, when working on some previous ideas – and SketchUp offers a lot for free as a good kickstarter. It has been a while ago when I was drawing in Rhino, and even if I prefer, I have something in my pocket that does not require a payed license. Would of course wish for .dwg support though.
Also InsideOut vol. II had a revive at Transformator, the small experimental scene at Aalborg Teater in the beginning of May. Was wishing for a long time to display the piece in a black box, and by making it reality I got inspired and stored notes for new improvements / re-design for such a setting.
Farm and Farm-related workshops were also in play during spring, documentation of the Farm workshop at the main library in Aalborg is to be found here.
Besides the above mentioned I have been preparing and participating in a larger scale interdisciplinary project focusing on establishment and experimentation of new types of learning environments for children and young teenagers. More on this project here. I have been very glad to take part in this long-term and very exciting project, which I have both gained a wide range of experience and knowledge from. And once again I made the (re)discovery that children are some insanely mind-blowing little creatures!
The last couple of weeks and days I have been working on a new piece – which I have been commissioned for by the festival running under the name Bunkerlove.
The festival is taking place during three Sundays in July at the westcoast beaches of the northern part of Denmark. About the festival:
“BunkerLove is an annual art festival based on a long-term strategy of creating a physical and virtual cultural transformation of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall WWII bunkers. Around 14000 bunkers dot an extensive system of coastal fortifications from France to Norway, forming a bleak reminder of a dark episode in European history. BunkerLove aim to breathe new life into the bunkers with cultural happenings which both commemorate lives lost and ponder past mistakes as well as look to the future positively.”
Very exciting process that I found myself in – experimentations and new territories were part of the process, filled with both thrilling and disturbing moments as going ahead :)
I am very excited about the outcome of the exhibition on this Sunday – fingers crossed for a dry and sunny weather by the beach.
Documentation follows continuously.