Tina, this is a really tough one for me … because I’m not at all creative just now and haven’t been during the last 5 months. Very little motivated … and have no interest at all.
Not that I suffer from it all .. quite happy that things are like they are just now.
Don’t really want to go anywhere even if Sweden has been totally opened the whole time (poor Sweden). I feel very contempt with life as it’s now.
I think a lot has to do with that I lost one of my best friends (Iris) to cancer 5 weeks ago and my team-mate Oscar (my Sony Powershot SX50 HS) isn’t feel good … so it has been away now for nearly 8 weeks to be repaired. Feel very lost without them both.
But at the beginning of July, I had a fantastic day out with my partner in crime, Ann- Christine@LEYA at Wanås Castle here in the Southern part of Sweden … that is an open-air art gallery, they display most art on their grounds (on fields and out in the forest).
They normally have a couple of guest artists every year, but this year we only noticed the art by Kimsooja (1957) who is a South Korean, multi-disciplinary conceptual artist based in New York, Paris, and Seoul. Her practice combines performance, film, photo, and site-specific installation using textile, light, and sound.
“The reality is that we do not wash our own laundry.
It just gets dirtier.”
There was supposed to be art by the Philippine artists Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan that works with cardboard that we didn’t notice any art on display off and the London based Bangladesh artist Rana Begum that we only saw one piece from.
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour.”
Kimsooja’s most beautiful installation of live art was A Laundry Field, a new installation extending from her A Laundry Woman series. Kimsooja’s oeuvre is associated with traditional South Korean bedcovers, which she has used in several installations since 90’s.
“Look after your laundry, and your soul will look after itself.”
W Somerset Maugham
A Laundry Field, there she has instead chosen to work with 100 old-fashioned white sheets that in Sweden are traditionally embroidered with a monogram or decorated with lace—a frame of life that are a part of creating a home and that display care and reflection.
“Behind every successful woman is a basket of dirty laundry.”
Which out in the middle of the beechwood forest the installation becomes a field of memories.
“Give me a laundry list and I’ll set it to music.”
The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775).
The première of Rossini’s opera (under the title Almaviva, o sia L’inutile precauzione) took place in February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.