Week 4: Paolo went to Stockholm for a celebration of work and performance by IASPIS artists and managed to spend a little time with Laurie Anderson, Gunvor Nelson and Sara Broos too! Lisa, Dagie and JoJo kept the home fires burning at Konstepidemin with some fantastic high-speed stitchery and a cozy screening of Dagie’s films for dear old pals and new friends alike. Dagie hopped a train for Berlin; Paolo hopped a train home to Göteborg; and Kristy, Josh and Zora hopped a train from Copenhagen for a whirlwind 24 hours of finger-knittin’ skippin’ (harder than it looks!), live painting (thanks for having us over, Hannah and Hanna!), staring contests, riddle throw-downs and thrift store scores galore. But that’s not all! Also on the weekend menu were Fika Friday II, feisty phytograms, a barrage of collage, surprise snowfalls, a dear deer, and the first annual Galleri gathering of Gothenburg Punk Rock Tots and the grownups who love them.
When kindred spirits come together, exciting possibilities begin to percolate and creativity abounds. Three cheers for Gnomecore trailblazers, Stuart Ian Frost, Vague Research Studios, the welcoming women at Saltholmens Kallbadhus (where you dip nude in the cold cold ocean and tell stories in the hot hot sauna), this week’s marvellous map-makers, fearless Fika Friday fibre art explorers, and powerful pinhole adventurers, new feline friend Scarlett, and especially the amazing, inspiring, effervescent and universally beloved Super 8 goddess Dagie Brundert who brought the magic all the way by train from Berlin for our very first Intuition:Eternity workshop and left behind the wonderful workshop photos we share with you here.
This heart is bursting with gratitude…