Corners Ersboda – Light
Opening Friday 21/11 at Glashuset, Rådhustorget, Umeå 18–22
Daily 13–19 to 29/11
Public discussion: Ukraina – konst och Majdanupproret, 22/11 kl 13–15 Väven.
Land is necessary for all People. So is light. For some, the Land is the core of their existence and culture. So is light. Outside forces occupy the Land and point directions where to move. But the People know the Land, how it always stays the same and welcomes you back.
For this project, the People are essential. So is light.
Four artists from Ukraine and Sweden initially researched the light, as a physical phenomenon and then as social, ethnical and cultural one.
The video is a co-operation between Oskar Östergren (Sweden) and Sergiy Petlyuk (Ukraine). It tells the metaphoric story about the non-chosen movement of people and paradox of the land as constant but yet always reshaped by light.
The photos are a combination of the real life in the minimal color, graphic works of Lena Stenberg (Sweden) and colors night photos of the traces of the people of Kateryna Radchenko (Ukraine). Both topics show influence between nature and people, between light and darkness.
Art expedition started from the north of Sweden, and moved to the south of Ukraine. As a result of these trips, the artists spent time with the Sami people in the north and the locals in the south of Ukraine, peoples who play a minor role from geopolitical perspective but are an integral part of their Homeland.
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