Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Haninge Glance

Haningeblicken
New art work that can currently be seen at Poseidon's square outside the cultural centre in Handen. This piece shows a woman's face. The text talks about a facial expression, Haningeblicken, that was first seen during a concert at the legendary Ultrahuset. All made up of course but I like the idea. Ultrahuset was a punk music scene in Haninge. Everyone played there. Both Swedish and international artists. Until that is, the municipality decided that the building should be demolished. After a brief occupation the house burned down in August of 1988. I had coffee with the arsonist 25 years after the fire. I told him about this artwork, he had already seen it and thought that it was truly great.

6 comments:

Birdman said...

Great backstoy today. Dinner with an arsonist? You lead an interesting life, my friend.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

They could use some of your portraits for artwork such as this.

JM said...

I like the idea too. Preety cool!

Bob Crowe said...

Strange to identify the town itself with this look, that moment in time. Hanninge evolves like everyplace else.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A faux cultural expression. Clever idea.

mo said...

so good to know that old tree is still there. I think we would all be upset if anything happened to it now.