Monday, March 29, 2010

Translations for higher resolutions

Translations for higher resolutions

How do you get to the centre of art? That's a good question, and one that Jennifer Rainsford is trying to get an answer for. She is one of three artists working on the newest art project in Haninge. It is called Konsten i Centrum. Which is a bit of a word play. Art in the (Shopping) Centre might be a possible English translation. The first part of the project is called Translations for higher resolutions. It is choreographed by Rainsford who received the Haninge Art Stipendiary last year. She is currently a student at The Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. A few people had gathered at the mall on Sunday to see the art project get under way, but I'm guessing that most of the onlookers where a bit surprised when all of a sudden a number of people began to sing, (or at least to hum), near the Taco Bar. To (perhaps), better understand what was going on I have translated a description of the choirs performance:

Using a pattern of rubber tiles on the floor, a sound is created when the choir moves over the floor to the different tiles. Pictures and sound created by people is connected with social status according to the artist, who asks what might happen if old pictures and sounds are created in a new context.

If you want to see a few more photos from this happening check out the slideshow below.

11 comments:

Jacob said...

I can imagine the shoppers were quite surprised and some probably quite delighted. Very interesting!

Clueless in Boston said...

Must have been interesting to see the reactions of the bystanders.

Don and Krise said...

This is wonderful. I'd love to see that. There were a lot of photographers there too.

Olivier said...

c'est une très bonne idée, cela devait être très original et en effet a du surprendre beaucoup de gens

Steffe said...

A few of the photographers where friends of the artist, I asked one of them to point me in the direction of Jennifer, but I missed her. I'm sure they will post that video of the performance somewhere and I will try to find it for you.

Lois said...

What an interesting event to find at the mall!

julia said...

Deep and meaningful addition to the shopping experience! It's hard to believe there is so much ice and snow at the waterfront etc, amazing.

AB said...

Looks fun. Every shopping mall should do such stuff

Steffe said...

The mall is next to the cultural centre, that might have something to do with it.

WLN choirs said...

too bad there wasn't a video

Alexander said...

Great post would have loved to see it happen