Monday, June 18, 2012

The Art Curator and the Giant Green Spider

The Art Curator and the Giant Green Spider IMG_9591
By chance I walked into the cultural centre in Handen just as the curator Åsa Mårtensson (seen here taking a photo), together with the artists Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans, and a few strong hands carried the 100 kilo heavy green spider into the show room. When you read this the giant spider will hang from the roof. And from today until Wednesday the school-kids from the new Höglunda school will spend their time painting the walls for the new art project Connecting the Dots. The giant spider will then weave all the stories together. When the new school opens later this year the spider will welcome the kids as it will then hang in the school entrance.

7 comments:

janerowena said...

It reminds me of a giant spider that my daughter made at school. We hung it up from the roof of an alleyway near the house we had then, for Hallowe'en, to frighten the neighbours. That one looks a bit friendlier.

Rae Walter said...

Sounds like a fabulous project Steffe. It will be interesting to see how the stories are brought together with the spider sculpture. 100kgs is pretty heavy so hope that the ropes (and ceiling trusses) are strong enough to hold it all up.

Judy said...

That is a fun project! Maybe you will get a chance to photograph the students artwork.

Frank said...

Fantastic. What an imagination.

Bob Crowe said...

Is that what we want welcoming children to a new school year? At. Least it could learn to smile.

Steffe said...

I hope so, but I have been in bed for three days. I ate something I shouldn't have.

Steffe said...

I made it to the vernissage. Took a few photos. Might blog them, f not I will leave a link here to the flickr photos when I have uploaded them.