May 12–21. t i o d a g a r s f e s t i v a l. Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Leif Elggren, Yishay Garbazs, Mara Lee, Fatima Moallim, Marie Fahlin, Sara Lundén, Yari Stilo, Ann Juren, Gerda Scheepers, Göran Greider, Kristine Scholtz
t i o d a g a r s f e s t i v a l
Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Leif Elggren,
Yishay Garbazs, Mara Lee, Fatima Moallim,
Marie Fahlin, Sara Lundén, Yari Stilo, Ann Juren,
Gerda Scheepers, Göran Greider, Kristine Scholtz
Please register by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the festival and receive the work.
Weld presents ten days festival, an online festival where creators from across disciplines contribute artwork and processes, most of them made just for this moment.
As many of us are being confined to our homes, we seek to keep the spirit strong for all our devoted followers and artists. For 10 consecutive days, you will receive artwork created in partial or complete isolation; poetry, sound, music, movement, images and video.
The participating artists reach out across a range of experiences and forms of expression to create a unique portrait of a moment in time where we all have to learn to be close to each other – and to art – in new ways.
Each day something personal and unique will arrive in your mailbox, as we summon artists, choreographers, poets, writers and musicians to – at least for a moment – bring us closer across geographical and physical separation.
Marja-Leena Sillanpää (b. 1965, Finland) is a visual artist, writer and sound artist. Text is highly significant in her work, and writing is often its starting point. Sillanpää works in direct response to specific environments and makes use of different material to create complex situations that point both towards a future and a past in a frozen moment of the present. In her work the past is always actively with us.
Leif Elggren (b.1950, Linköping) has, since the late 70s, been active as a conceptual artist, working with performance, text, sound, image and installation art, often with recurring themes such as power structures, symbols of power, spirituality, absurdity and existential questions of life and death. During the 2000s a prominent theme in his work was viruses and contagious diseases. His artistic approach includes processes that often extend over a long time, sometimes with an extremely slow or even hidden progress, and often with self-composed soundtracks.
Yishay Garbasz (b. 1970, Israel). The work of Yishay Garbasz examines cultural specific inheritance of traumatic memories. She often works with marginalised groups and in areas affected by war and disaster. Her work, which is in the fields photography, performance and installation, gently illuminates situations and conflicts that are problematic and that have often been rendered invisible by others.
Mara Lee (b. 1972, Incheon, South Korea, grew up in Osby, Skåne, Sweden). The artistic practice of Mara Lee ranges from poetry to performance-lectures and essay-writing. Her work often addresses notions of power, sexuality and femininity, and examines the connections between power and emotions. She has published several critically acclaimed poetry collections (”Kom” and ”Hennes vård”) and had her first novel published 2007.
Fatima Moallim (b. 1992, Moscow, Russia). Drawing is the foundation Fatima Moallim’s performance-events, in which her audience’s energies intermingle with her own. With her back turned towards her audience, she absorbs the whispers and sounds in the room and creates her drawings under a ritual-like silence, which she likens to a soundless prayer. Since 2012 she has been working on the project “Flyktinglandet” (Refugee country) which is based on the story of her parents fleeing from Mogadishu in the 1990s. Her drawing is just as much a result of her own experiences and feelings as of the viewer´s own energies and preconceptions of the places that have shaped Moallim’s identity.
Marie Fahlin (b. 1966) has been working as a choreographer, curator and dancer in Stockholm since 1992. She has created more than 30 choreographies, as well as larger works for groups, stage productions and outdoor performances, for venues such as Moderna Dansteatern, Weld, Dansens Hus and Fylkingen. She is currently doing a Doctorate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts.
Sara Lundén (b. 1970, Gothenburg, Sweden) is an artist, musician and songwriter who lives and works in Stockholm. Under her pseudonym Saralunden she has, along with other things, released seven albums och made three short-film musicals. Lundén has also held performances and concerts at art institutions, galleries and festivals. Her live performances can be characterised by theatrical costumes and the use of live bands, as in the work Deadly Boring, where her voice was a accompanied by a male choir.
Yari Stilo (b.1984, Ventimiglia, Italy) lives and works in Stockholm. He has a background as a professional dancer and performer, but also works as a care assistant. His artistic interests often start from a very personal experience and concern questions of identity, self-image, and vulnerability. He has a practice that intersects with dance, sound, and film. He is one of the organizers of the Stockholm Dansfilm Festival, and he also works as an assistant choreographer for Mirko Guido. Lately, he loves dancing tango as a follower.
Anne Juren (b. 1978, Grenoble, France) is a choreographer, dance artist, a Feldenkrais practitioner and co-founder of the interdisciplinary association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung (2003). Since 2015 she has been creating choreographic work under the title Studies on Fantasmical Anatomies, a format through which she expands the term choreography by engaging the body in different states of corporeal, sensorial, kinaesthesic and phantasmagoric experiences. She is currently a PhD candidate at UNIARTS Stockholm University of the Arts.
Gerda Scheepers (b.1979, Tzaneen, South Africa). Scheepers artworks can be seen as hybrids; they are pictorial surface, object and perforative units all at once. Human gestures are hinted at through material presence combined with figurative or bodily shapes. Her works act simultaneously as performative agent, stage and backdrop. Echoes of ordinary objects reveal the monotony and politics of the everyday. Scheepers lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Göran Greider (b.1950, Vingåker, Sörmland, Sweden) is a writer, public debater and journalist. His first collection of poetry “Vid fönstret slår ensamheten ut” was published 1981, and he has since published more than a dozen poetry collections. He is Chief Editor of the daily newspaper Dala-Demokraten. After a time as a culture journalist at the Swedish national newspaper DN during the 1980s, the deep financial crisis in the early nineties led him to start writing seriously about politics, the welfare state and social security. Today he is one of Sweden’s most influential opinion makers.
Kristine Scholz (b. 1944, Wüstebrise, Germany) is a pianist active in Sweden since the early 1970s. She was a member of the Harpans Kraft ensemble for several years. In addition to being a solo artist, she has appeared performed as a duo with pianist Mats Persson for more than 45 years . Together they have extensive concert activities and numerous radio / CD recordings in Sweden and abroad behind them. Kristine Scholz has also collaborated with various theater and dance ensembles, including Merce Cunningham Dance Company.